2012 CINS Annual General Meeting

Brock University will host the CINS Annual General Meeting on October 26-27, 2012.

Brock University is located atop the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario’s Niagara peninsula, home of natural beauty and world-famous attractions.


Registration is free. Please email Thad Harroun (thad.harroun@brocku.ca) to confirm your attendance.

Brock campus Brock campus
Brock campus Brock campus


Please book your room online at the Four Points by Sheraton St. Catharines by September 28 to take advantage of the lower rate and help CINS in planning this event.

Guests can access the site to learn more about the event and to book, modify, or cancel a reservation from August 14, 2012 to October 26, 2012.

Poster Session

To support the objectives of this meeting, please bring a research poster exhibiting research for which neutron beams have been helpful.

Brock Campus: Location, Parking, Wireless

A campus map can be found here.

When you arrive Friday, stop in the atrium of the new Cairn’s building (building 35) for a name tag. A Brock student will be happy to guide you to Alphie’s Trough (building 13) for Friday evening’s events.

Saturday, we’ll be in Pond Inlet, in D block, right behind the Cairns building.

Parking in Zone 1 (A): We have 20 parking passes for Zone 1 at a reduced rate of $6.00 for both Friday (starting after 4:30PM) and Saturday (all day). Pick them up when you arrive a Cairns. Otherwise, it will be $6.00 each day, payable at the automated kiosk in D-lot. Ask a Brock grad student to help you.

Brock has eduroam wireless networking available.

Tentative CINS AGM 2012 AGENDA

(updated October 22, 2012)

Friday, Oct. 26, 2012

4:30 p.m. Registration at Cairns Science Complex

Conference Opening Session

5:15 p.m. Reception (Alphie’s Trough, Brock University)

5:45 p.m. Opening Remarks and Welcome: Dr. Ian Brindle (Brock University)

6:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Chris Wiebe (University of Winnipeg)
“Searching for magnetic monopoles in new spin ices”

Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012
Location: Pond Inlet, Brock University

8:30 a.m. Program Reopens/ Poster Setup

9:00 a.m. Discussion of Mission for Meeting (Dominic Ryan)

9:30 a.m. Invited Speaker: Maikel Rheinstadter (McMaster University)
“Frontiers in membrane biophysics”

10:30 a.m. Coffee Break and Poster Session

11:20 a.m. Invited Speaker: Young-June Kim (University of Toronto)
“Spin chains, ladders, and frustration”

12:20 p.m. Lunch – All meeting attendees (CINS Trustees Lunch Meeting in Parallel)

1:20 p.m. CINS Business

  1. President’s Report (Dr. Dominic Ryan)
  2. Elections
  3. Discussion topic: In light of the cancellation of the NSERC-MRS program, the on-going uncertainty surrounding the future of AECL, NRU and NRC, and the absence of a plan to build a new research reactor in Canada, we feel that it would be timely to reflect on the future of the Canadian neutron beam user community.
  4. Any other business

2:50 p.m. Invited Speaker: Michael Gharghouri (CNBC-NRC)
“Engineering Research at the CNBC – In-Situ Solidification and Biaxial Testing”

3:50 p.m. Coffee Break

4:10 p.m. Remaining CINS Business

4:30 p.m. Break (NSERC Major Resources Support Oversight Committee Meeting in parallel for Committee members)

5:30 p.m. Cash bar open for cocktails

6:00 p.m. Buffet dinner

7:45 p.m. Presentation of Best Student Poster Awards