“An Emerging National Neutron Strategy in Canada”

January 21st, 2021

McMaster Nuclear Reactor (MNR) (Photo by McMaster University) On December 15 and 16, 2020, leading scientists from across Canada gathered virtually to shape this “national neutron strategy” at a round-table organized by the Canadian Neutron Initiative (CNI)...

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Thank you!

September 17th, 2020

63 Canadian researchers responded to our survey of how they are able to meet their research needs with neutron beams. We’re tabulating the responses to see how things are in the two years since the closure of the CNBC.

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“Neutrons Canada” meeting report available

May 21st, 2020

On 2020 January 29, the Vice Presidents of Research or their designates from 16 Canadian universities met in Ottawa to discuss a proposed new pan-Canadian, university-led framework to manage Canada’s infrastructure, international partnerships, projects, and p...

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Europe leans in to help establish Neutrons Canada

February 7th, 2020

On January 29, Fifteen senior executives of Canada’s research universities met in Ottawa with Dr Mona Nemer, Canada’s Chief Science Advisor, and several of our European colleagues to discuss how to establish a new cross-Canadian university-led org...

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Highlights from the CINS meeting in Windsor

October 23rd, 2018

Science talks showing the range of research applications of neutron beams, from Alzheimer’s disease to rock formation, and intense discussion of the neutron beam community’s future are among the highlights from the CINS meeting at the University of...

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The Final Neutrons

May 30th, 2018

The final neutrons from Canada’s primary source supported clean energy, food security, human health, and fundamental science. (more…)

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Dr. Eric Svensson (1940-2018) – Obituary

May 29th, 2018

It is with sadness that the following announcement is made on behalf of the family of Dr. Eric Svensson, who was an NRC Researcher Emeritus with the Canadian Neutron Beam Centre in Chalk River. (more…)

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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 Editor’s note: CINS is not opposing the closure NRU reactor per se;...

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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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