Canada Hosts Future World Nuclear Industry Leaders



    World Nuclear University sends 100 delegates from 35 countries
    for a six-week in-depth look at Canada's nuclear industry

    OTTAWA, July 18 /CNW/ - Canada's nuclear industry is showcasing its
technology and expertise to more than 100 delegates representing 35 countries
at the World Nuclear University for a six-week series of lectures, facility
tours and special events during July and August.
    The World Nuclear University was inaugurated in 2003 in London, England
and is a global partnership committed to enhancing international education and
leadership in the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology.
    The objective of the six-week course is to enhance career opportunities
for these outstanding nuclear professionals and academics from around the
world. The program combines an extensive series of presentations from 41 top
international experts and 14 distinguished speakers, including nuclear
industry CEOs, Directors-General of international organizations and heads of
nuclear regulatory bodies. In the process, WNU Fellows become part of a global
network of future nuclear leaders.
    "World Nuclear University is extremely impressed with the Canadian
program developed for this year's event," says Madiba Saidy, Program
Coordinator, WNU. "Our program includes technical tours of Canada's leading
nuclear facilities and we're looking forward to learning more from Canadian
nuclear experts about the development of CANDU technology."
    Previous summer WNU institutes were held in Idaho Falls, USA (2005),
Sweden and France (2006) and Daejeon, Korea (2007). There are now 268 Fellows
from 50 countries who have completed this World Nuclear University initiative,
and become part of an expanding global network of future leaders in the
nuclear profession.

    About the 2008 WNU Summer Institute Global Leadership Training Programme:

    The 2008 World Nuclear University will be held at the University of
Ottawa, Canada from 5 July through 15 August 2008 and will be hosted by Atomic
Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), Bruce Power, Cameco Corporation and Ontario
Power Generation (OPG). Fellows will participate in an intensive six-week
programme of lectures and tutorials presented by some of the world's foremost
authorities on the global environment and sustainable development,
nuclear-related technology innovation, non-proliferation and nuclear industry
operations. The program will also include technical tours of nuclear and
industrial facilities as well as cultural and social events.

    WNU Founding Supporters:

    
    -   International Atomic Energy Agency of the United Nations
    -   Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organization for Economic Cooperation
        and Development
    -   World Association of Nuclear Operators
    -   World Nuclear Association

    Canadian funding for the World Nuclear University Summer Institute 2008
comes from:

           -  Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
           -  Bruce Power
           -  Cameco Corporation
           -  Canadian Nuclear Society
           -  Natural Resources Canada
           -  Ontario Power Generation
    





For further information:

For further information: Sophie Awai, Trillium Corporate Communications
Inc., sophie@trilliumpr.com, (416) 322-3030 ext. 227

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