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Kinectrics is Key Participant in CaNRisk Award for Seismic Research

July 06, 2016

Kinectrics is a key stakeholder in the CaNRisk program run by McMaster University and funded by the Natural Sciences and Research Council of Canada (NSERC). CaNRisk will work primarily with graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to be trained in dealing with seismic risk to power plants. Kinectrics will provide technical and financial support for the program, as part of the larger research initiative afforded by the entire nuclear industry.

The CaNRisk program has been awarded $1.65M over 5 years to provide 44 students with the opportunity for hands-on internships.  Other nuclear stakeholders participating in the CaNRisk program include AMEC, Foster Wheeler Nuclear Canada, Bruce Power, the CNS Commission, Hatch Ltd. and Ontario Power Generation. CaNRisk also includes partners from Western University

 
Overall, two pioneering research projects will bring together 17 McMaster researchers, a dozen industry partners and more than 80 students thanks to $3.3M in research funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s CREATE program.  The CREATE (Collaborative Research and Training Experience) program trains the next generation of researchers to tackle Canada’s most pressing scientific challenges.