Wastes and Decommissioning
Julie has a passion for earth science and feels lucky to be able to apply it to the evaluation of the safety of nuclear waste. Before coming to the CNSC in 2012, Julie worked at Natural Resources Canada and in mineral exploration.
Expertise and education
Julie is registered as a professional geoscientist in Ontario.
She also has 3 degrees in earth science: a PhD from the Australian National University (metamorphic petrology), and an MSc (structural geology) and BScH (geology/biology) from the University of Ottawa.
Roles and responsibilities
Julie’s main focus at the CNSC is on the deep geological disposal of radioactive waste, and she currently leads the CNSC’s pre-licensing activities in that area.
She helps to further our strategic research on geological disposal, and co-supervises undergraduate and graduate student research projects at the University of Manitoba and Carleton University, where she is an adjunct professor.
Julie also takes part in regulatory framework development activities, carries out technical reviews, and represents the CNSC in international fora. She is a core member of the Nuclear Energy Agency group focused on the safety case for geological disposal.
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