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McMaster and Westinghouse discuss collaborations in SMR research and development

Eight people stand next to the McMaster nuclear reactor pool.

Last week, President of Westinghouse Electric Canada Inc., Eddie Saab, and a team from Westinghouse Electric Canada visited McMaster University to explore collaborations in support of WEC’s eVinci SMR development and deployment plan. “We had a great workshop with the Westinghouse team, and we are looking forward to contributing our research expertise and our unique […]

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Technical University of Munich visits McMaster to kick-off nuclear research collaborations

A group of people from McMaster and the Technical University of Munich stand outside of the McMaster Nuclear Reactor.

McMaster University and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are building on the Strategic Partnership Agreement they signed in November 2021, exploring opportunities for collaboration in nuclear research and education at both institutions. Earlier this month, a team from the TUM Center for Nuclear Safety and Innovation visited McMaster University to kick-off research collaborations and […]

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Inspection of nuclear facilities showcases McMaster’s collaborative approach to safety

Inspectors wear personal protection equipment inside a laboratory at McMaster University.

Regulatory inspectors from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) visited McMaster last fall for a routine inspection of the University’s nuclear facilities. McMaster holds several licences from the CNSC, Canada’s nuclear materials regulator, which allow University personnel to work with radioactive materials. Josip Zic, McMaster’s Senior Health Physicist, says inspections like these are both mandatory […]

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MPP Bill Walker visits McMaster Nuclear Reactor

MPP Bill Walker standing in front of the reactor pool at McMaster Nuclear Reactor.

The provincial member for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound had a first-hand view of Canada’s most powerful nuclear research reactor, which has been recognized as a global leader in medical isotope production. (Photo by Nick Switalski/McMaster University) McMaster’s reactor produces two medical isotopes used for diagnoses and cancer treatments: iodine-125 and holmium-166. It supplies 60 per cent of the world’s […]

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Nuclear research and education at the core of new international collaboration

Overhead view of McMaster Nuclear Reactor's glowing blue core.

McMaster University and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement to advance nuclear research and education at both institutions. It’s the first step in what promises to be a long-standing and dynamic collaboration between the two universities; each highly regarded for its unique nuclear capabilities and programs, says Dave Tucker, […]

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Nuclear Operations & Facilities: Home to Canada’s most powerful nuclear research reactor

Two technicians wearing lab coats and gloves insert a sample into the pool of McMaster Nuclear Reactor, where it will be irradiated in the core.

  McMaster University is Canada’s most research-intensive university and home to Canada’s most powerful nuclear research reactor. Nuclear Operations & Facilities houses a unique suite of world-class nuclear research facilities anchored by the McMaster Nuclear Reactor – a multi-purpose research reactor that provides neutrons for medical isotope production and scientific research. […]

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