2009 Annual General Meeting

The CINS Annual Meeting will be held this year at the University of Toronto, 30th and 31st October.


U. Toronto; Bahen centre at 40 St. George street;http://www.utoronto.ca/campuses/maps.htm

Accomodations: U. Toronto Temporary Housing List


To register, email Ms. Joane Magnaye (jmagnaye@physics.utoronto.ca) with the following information:

  1. Whether you will attend the Friday session or Saturday session or both.
  2. Whether you will bring a poster.
  3. Whether you will stay for dinner on Saturday.

Support for Student Presentations:

CINS will reimburse student travel costs who present a poster up to a maximum of $300. Details for applying for these travel funds will be available at the meeting.


With the present hiatus in neutron availability in Canada, the focus of the meeting will be very much looking to Canada’s next neutron facility. We expect presenters to include Rick Didsbury, Head of AECL’s Research and Development division; Professor Dean Chapman, a leading proponent of the bid to develop a new research reactor based at the U. of Saskatchewan; as well as representatives from NRC. We anticipate an exciting meeting with opportunities for discussion and for CINS members to contribute directly to the plans and thinking for the next Canadian Neutron Source.


Friday October 30 – Room 1190.

4:30 pm Welcome (Young-June Kim), setup posters

5:00 pm Talk – AECL Future Plans for the Chalk River site and the NRU reactor [Rick Didsbury, Acting Director, Research and Development, AECL].

6:00 pm Poster session with food (Posters will stay up until Saturday afternoon)

Saturday October 31 – Room 1130.

8:45 am Coffee served

9:15 am Review of current state of CNBC [Daniel Banks, NRC-CNBC]

9:45 am Talk – How neutron scattering appears in NRC’s strategic plan [Richard Normandin, NRC VP Physical Sciences]

10:45 am Coffee break

11:00 CINS Business I [Dominic Ryan (McGill)]

  • President’s report
  • Other

12:00 pm Lunch. Trustees meet in parallel.

1:30 pm Talk – The U. Saskatechewan Plan for a research reactor [Dean Chapman, U. Sask.]

2:30 pm CINS Business II [Dominic Ryan (McGill)]

  1. Business arising from CINS Business I
  2. Election of new officers (President, Vice-President)

3:00 pm Break

3:15 pm Discussion – Contingency planning in view of the maintenance shutdown of the NRU reactor [Zahra Yamani , NRC-CNBC]

4:00 pm Refreshments and posters

6:00 pm Dinner

Sunday October 19 th – Venue to be confirmed

8.00am Oversight committee meeting – over breakfast.