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- NucEd Initiatives
- Reference Info
- Nuc Intro
- News Groups
- List Servers
Hello, hello! Wot's this, then?
This is a site for students and others interested in Nuclear Engineering, built when I was Professor in the
Department of Engineering Physics, McMaster University. I am retired now but still maintain the site. Suggestions and comments are
welcome. Enjoy. My short bio (pdf 9kb).
Personal Commentary (Bill Garland): EmPOWERment: Energy for human betterment: I got into nuclear many years ago precisely because of my concern for the environment. Many of us have been plugging away for years doing the best we can to promote and implement the use of nuclear. I have been concerned for many years about pollution and the many other footprints we make. But we need to acknowledge the good progress that has been made over the years. We do see all too frequently, a frenzy over the fear of the moment where some fear mongers feed into peoples' emotions to create (along with media's help) unbalanced perceptions. Read more ...
- Help - Have a quick look to get oriented and to find
helpful tips on using this site, including how to contact
me. Suggestions and comments are welcome. But before you do, check out
the site FAQ page. Perhaps your question has already
- FAQ - Frequently asked questions for this site.
- Downloads (Computer Codes) Related to the Nuclear Industry.
- McMaster Nuclear
Reactor (tours available) - You haven't lived until you have seen
the light! See
the movie - Hey Barry, you're famous!
- Humour - Take a break from work.
- Contribute to, or comment on, this site via the NucEng wiki.
- www.nuclearcanada.ca - Looking for information related to the overall Canadian Nuclear Enterprise? Check out this portal . This site is wiki-based so you can add your contributions to the site. Information found there includes:
- Nuclear News
- Careers page - links to full-time and summer career and job information, including at our own reactor - Jobs, jobs, jobs!!! Now contains articles relating to supply and demand.
- Company links.
- Who's Who - Find out where to study Nuclear Science and Engineering Research and Education, who is doing what and where.
- Nuclear Courses offered in Canada - a convenient list of and links to all nuclear related courses offered in Canada.
- Technical documents - books, reports, journals, educational material.
- Introductory Nuclear Educational Material - for high school and grade school teachers.
- Nuclear Facts and Opinions - to help you put nuclear energy into proper societal context.
- Looking for general nuclear info, courses, links, technical reports, etc.?
Check out the links below. This site contains complete lecture notes, worked problems and actual lecture recordings (screen and audio capture). Check it out and enjoy!
- CANTEACH - check out an experimental version that is extensively hyperlinked. Comments welcome.
- Seminar: Medical Radioisotope Production: Where Next? (pdf 5.0Mb) by Dr. Eleodor Nichita of UOIT, CNS Toronto Branch seminar, 2009-06-29.
- Well, what do you know! This site was named to OEDb's Top 100 Open Courseware Projects list, which is available here -- http://oedb.org/library/features/top-100-open-courseware-projects.
- Seminar: The CANDU Program and AECL by Ben Rouben, AECL, Slides (pdf 2.9Mb), Recorded seminar (exe 55.6Mb) on 2007.01.11 at McMaster University. Listen to Ben's review of CANDU history, AECL's role, and current opportunities. Focused on reactor physics. Well worth the rather large download (sorry about that but it is the best we candu).
- Seminar: Searching for a Sustainable Energy Future (pdf 51kb) by Dr. Patrick Moore (bio, pdf 84kb), co-founder of Greenpeace, currently Chair and Chief Scientist of Greenspirit Strategies. This is dynamite stuff. Given at McMaster March 29, 2006. You can listen to essentially the same seminar here.
- UNENE news item in the McMaster Daily News 2006 (pdf version 35kb)
|Where is my Electricity Coming From at this Hour? (if I live in Ontario)
Nuclear Educational Initiatives in Canada
Looking for Nuclear Educational Initiatives in Canada? The links below will not be maintained and have been moved to the portal www.nuclearcanada.ca which is wiki-based so you can add your contributions to that site.
- Also, see the official Engineering Physics department site. Check out the FAQ as well.
- UNENE, the University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering, is offering a inter-university Master's degree program.
- CANTEACH - CANDU technical information, an industry, university, CNS initiative that began in January 2000 with the mandate to produce technical educational material on CANDU.
- CNS Conferences and Courses - check here for the latest news on upcoming conferences and courses sponsored by the Canadian Nuclear Society (Student Conference, Annual Conference, Nuclear Simulation Symposium, ...).
- Canadian Nuclear Society Universities Committee - a committee devoted to assist in the coordination the activities of Canadian universities with nuclear programs, including the CNS Student conferences.
- The Essential CANDU - a new CANDU textbook.
- Check out this page below for other nuclear information resources.
Nuclear Links and Downloads
- Looking for information related to the overall Canadian Nuclear Enterprise and international links? The links formerly posted on this site are archived here and have been moved to the portal www.nuclearcanada.ca which is wiki-based so you can add your contributions to that site.
- a growing collection of nuclear information that you might find useful.
To read more about this, click here.
Introductory Nuclear Educational Material
Nuclear Newsgroups - these newsgroups exist but there is not much activity
on them from what I can gather.
Nuclear List servers (email groups)
Looking for discussion groups related to the overall Canadian Nuclear Enterprise and international links? The links will not be maintained and have been moved to the portal www.nuclearcanada.ca which is wiki-based so you can add your contributions to that site.
Links to the Department of Engineering Physics
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