Engineering Energy Highlight: Nuclear Power

For most people, the word nuclear usually triggers thoughts of weapons and/or disasters. In truth, many of the perceptions and beliefs people hold about atomic power are antiquated and in some cases just wrong. Canada has maintained a long standing relationship with nuclear power established over 70 years ago. It makes sense that Canada has such

McMaster Nuclear Reactor

Did you know that nuclear power is used to generate almost 60% of Ontario's electricity? Nuclear science and engineering have a long and storied history in Ontario, with CANDU Reactor technology being exported to other countries in order to generate electricity. The nuclear industry is so important to Ontario that McMaster University has a working nuclear

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World Water Day and Engineering

Last Saturday, March 22, World Water Day was observed. World Water Day has been held annually on March 22 "as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources." The day as been observed since 1993, and each year World Water Day focuses on a

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