Canadian Neutron Initiative (CNI)

CINS offers this page to the research community as a collection of information about the CNI. Representatives of government, universities, and other institutions seeking official CNI information are welcome to contact the CNI’s chair, Karen Chad at the University of Saskatchewan.

CBC Radio Windsor Morning interviews Drew Marquardt

April 6th, 2018

Drew Marquardt (DM) was interviewed by Tony Doucette (TD) on CBC radio’s Windsor Morning, April 6, 2018.  Listen to Audio: http://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/windsor-morning/segment/15535755 Transcript TD: A University of Windsor professor and researcher is adding...

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Neutron quest: Canadian Chemical News

April 6th, 2018

Highlights from “Neutron Quest” in the March 2018 edition of Canadian Chemical News: Canada is quietly marking a scientific and technological milestone this spring with the final shutdown of the National Research Universal (NRU), a nuclear research reactor loc...

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Video: Closure of Canada’s neutron source

April 3rd, 2018

On Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. the National Research Universal reactor quietly shutdown for the last time. The contributions to science and humanity made by this reactor and the team within are immeasurable. Video below published by Canadian Nuclear ...

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University Affairs covers the CNI

January 23rd, 2018

Perhaps the most informative coverage of the Canadian Neutron Initiative to date: Chalk River reactor closure threatens to scatter research community: With the shut-down scheduled for March, a group of researchers is lobbying the government to fund foreign fac...

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Canadian scientists visit the European Spallation Source

November 23rd, 2017

Canadian scientists talk opportunities for cooperation with the European Spallation Source. “We put together a delegation of scientists that represent a wide range of priority science research areas for Canada, including energy, health, advanced manufacturing,...

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Brock University physicist on hunt for neutron beams

November 15th, 2017

“You can find a lot of things on Kijiji, but a neutron beam from a nuclear reactor isn’t one of them. That’s why a team of Canadian scientists, headed up by Brock University Associate Professor of Physics Thad Harroun, is travelling to Sweden next week ...

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Consultations with CNI referred to in government report

November 3rd, 2017

Government of Canada response to the House of Commons Natural Resources Committee report on the nuclear sector. Oct 5, 2017. This report outlines a set of options it will examine that is very similar to the CNI’s proposal (more…)

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CNI in the National Post

September 28th, 2017

Why Canada must not be shut out of the neutron technology it invented September 28, 2017 “While neutron scattering continues to grow in importance and Canada enjoys international recognition as its ancestral home, its future here in Canada is nonetheless...

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Canadian Neutron Initiative in Research Money

September 11th, 2017

Highlights from “Scientists raise alarm over future of neutron beam research capacity” in the Sept 6, 2017 edition of Research Money: Canadian researchers whose work relies on access to a neutron beam source have issued an urgent appeal to the fede...

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Canadian Neutron Initiative Goes Public

February 27th, 2017

The Canadian Neutron Initiative (CNI) went public today with an op-ed article in Post-Media papers. Karen Chad and Rob Baker, VP’s of Research for the University of Saskatchewan and McMaster University, respectively, called for Canada to “plan ahea...

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