SMR Event


Canadian Nuclear Laboratories is pleased to invite you to an engaging webinar where we will examine the significant potential for nuclear technology in the mining sector. These sessions will be interactive, with ample opportunity for audience participation and engagement throughout the morning.

Friday March 5, 2021, 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EST

Through the support of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, in partnership with The Energy Roundtable there is no cost to participate.  Registration is required. 

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Opening Remarks 

Paul Lefebvre, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources

Joe McBrearty, President and CEO, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories  


Panel 1: De-risking the Path Forward - The Role for Government 

A discussion of what is being done to address outstanding concerns and lay the foundation for the successful deployment of these technologies so that end users and communities can be confident in their adoption. 

Moderator: Jeff Griffin, Vice President Science & Technology, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories

  • Ramzi Jammal, Executive Vice President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission  
  • Dr. Shannon Quinn, Vice President, Science, Technology and Commercial Oversight,  Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
  • Shawn Tupper, Associate Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada 
Panel 2: Public and Indigenous Engagement - The Imperative of a Willing Host Community

A discussion of the imperative for engagement with potential host communities as the key underpinning of the successful deployment of SMR technologies in Canada. 

Moderator: Brendan Marshall, Vice President, Economic and Northern Affairs, Mining Association of Canada

  • Adrian Foster, Chair, Canadian Association of Nuclear Host Communities, Mayor of Clarington
  • Madeleine Redfern, President Ajungi Group, and Special Advisor to CNL
  • Leanne Hall, Chief Executive Officer, Creative Fire 
Panel 3: Off Grid Applications and Canada’s Advantage

A discussion of applicable off-grid technologies, status of development, and outcomes of a recently completed case study on cost competitiveness at a mine site completed by CNL, OPG and MIRARCO. 

Moderator: Trevor Kelly, Innovation Manager Mining, Canada Mining Innovation Council    

  • Keyes Niemer, SMR Deployment Project Manager, CNL
  • Eric McGoey, Director, Engagement and Communication, Global First Power
  • Francois Caron, Director of the Energy Center and Bruce Power Chair for Sustainable Energy Solutions, MIRARCO Mining Innovation
Closing Remarks

 Fred Dermarkar, President and CEO, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited