2016 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will be hosted by McMaster University on October 14 – 15, 2016. The meeting will take place in the Skylight Room of the Commons Building.


The neutron beam community will discuss its future in the light of the expected closure of the NRU reactor in 2018. Representatives of foreign neutrons sources and the McMaster Nuclear Reactor will discuss how Canadians can conduct neutron scattering at their facilities in the future. In addition, the University of Saskatchewan will present its initiatives in neutron scattering.  All CINS members are encouraged to attend, including graduate students and post-doctoral fellows.


Registration is free.
No Fields Found.


The following positions need to be elected by the individual members:

  • President, who is a member of the board of directors and chair of the science council.
  • Student or post-doc member of the science council.
  • Two additional members of the science council.

Planning Your Trip


Friday October 14 [Commons Building, Skylight Room]

1:00-1:30 PM – Registration & Coffee

1:30-3:15 PM – Opening/Welcome (President Chris Wiebe)

  • Approval of the Agenda
  • Approval of the 2015 AGM Minutes
  • Review of Actions Arising from 2015 AGM Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Nominees/Elections for Science Council Members
  • Next CINS AGM Location

3:15-3:30 PM – Coffee Break

3:30-4:00 PM – Status and Future of CNBC (John Root)

4:00-4:45 PM – Report on Planning Meeting for Next CFI Competition (Bruce Gaulin)

4:45-5:30 PM – Presentation – Recent Progress and Prospects at NCNR (Dan Neumann)

Saturday October 15 [Commons Building, Skylight Room]

8:15-8:30 AM – Coffee

8:30-8:45 AM – Welcome & Introduction of Speakers (Chris Wiebe)

8:45-9:15 AM – Presentation – The ESS Project (Andreas Schreyer)

9:15-9:45 AM – Presentation – Danish Instruments at the ESS (Kim Leffman)

10:00-10:15 AM – Coffee

10:15-11:15 AM – Presentation – Recent Progress and Prospects at the SNS (Ken Herwig, Paul Langan)

11:15-11:45 AM – Presentation – Saskatchewan Neutron Initiative (Dean Chapman, John Root)

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch

12:30-12:50 PM – ‘In Camera’ Meeting of CINS Institutional Members (In Person + Teleconference)

1:00-1:30 PM – Update on McMaster Nuclear Reactor (Bruce Gaulin, Chris Heysel, Zin Tun)

1:30-2:15 PM – Presentation – Canadian Neutron Scattering 2016-2036 (Chris Wiebe)

2:15-2:45 PM – Discussion – Future of CINS (Daniel Banks, Bruce Gaulin, Chris Wiebe, Zahra Yamani)

2:45-3:15 PM – Nominees/Elections for CINS President

3:15-3:30 PM – Motion to Adjourn (Chris Wiebe), Coffee, Departure