CNSC Guest Speakers 2015

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The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) hosts guest speakers on topics of interest to CNSC staff. These sessions take place on a regular basis throughout the year. The Guest Speaker Series is open to all CNSC staff and members of the public.

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September 9, 2015

Rick Grantom: “Risk Informed Decision-Making (RIDM) and Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) Applications For Nuclear Power Plants” (PDF)

Rick Grantom is an independent consultant and Co-Chairman of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers / American Nuclear Society Joint Committee on Nuclear Risk Management. He spoke on the status and experience of RIDM and PSA applications for nuclear power plants in the U.S. His presentation covered RIDM principles, processes and examples for both regulatory and industry use and application of PSA.

August 4, 2015

Nikolai Steinberg: "Chernobyl Accident: Lessons Learned" (PDF)
Mr. Nikolai Steinberg, former Chief Engineer of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, presented information, based on his own experience, on the root causes and consequences of the Chernobyl accident. In his presentation, he shared his vision of the measures needed to decrease the chance of severe accidents, as well as his vision of emergency preparedness to successfully overcome accidents if they were to happen.

June 26, 2015

Tanveer Naseer: "Workplace Zombies" (PDF)
Tanveer Naseer is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed leadership writer, keynote speaker and founder of Tanveer Naseer Leadership. His presentation focused on the three core psychological needs that studies have shown we all have, and how they can help us to not only prevent the spread of "workplace zombies", but also how we can tap into these core psychological needs to create employees who care.

April 27, 2015

Dr. Neil Alexander: Fedoruk Centre
Dr. Neil Alexander, Executive Director of the Fedoruk Centre, gave a presentation on the Fedoruk Centre, which aims to place Saskatchewan among global leaders in nuclear research, development and training through partnerships with industry and academia for economic and social benefit.

February 6, 2015

Ruth Brinston: “Food Irradiation” (PDF)
Ms. Ruth Brinston, a food and health consultant specializing in irradiation technology, presented at our speaker series on the effectiveness of ionizing radiation for food safety, insect control and shelf-life stability.

January 14, 2015

Mike Richmond: Social Context
Mike Richmond, Co-Chair of the Energy and Power Group at the law firm McMillan LLP and member of the National Energy Board, gave a presentation on the changing social context in which regulators operate, and how they must change the way they operate to adapt to new realities.