CRPEG Bulletin (2017 April 6): FW: Upcoming CNS Seminar – April 18 @ 6:30 pm

As Forwarded from CNS

The Chalk River Branch of the Canadian Nuclear Society is pleased to present a speaker session with Dr. Kathryn McCarthy, the new Vice President of Research & Development (R&D) at CNL.

Where:                       JL Gray – Bennett Room (Back Entrance)

When:                        Tuesday, April 18th at 6:30 pm

Who:               Dr. Kathryn McCarthy, Vice President R&D, CNL

Price:           Free, Open to the Public

Summary:

CNL recently completed a 10-year plan that discusses current and planned activities across the CNL sites.  At the core of that document are the Science and Technology (S&T) plans that build on CNL’s rich history of nuclear S&T leadership, and that will position CNL to transform the nuclear future of Canada.  In addition to maintaining important activities such as our support to the CANDU industry and to the Federal government, we will build on our differentiating capabilities, broadening our customer base and growing our reputation both nationally and internationally. This talk will discuss CNL’s S&T plans and specific initiatives where there are exciting growth opportunities.

Speaker Information:

Dr. McCarthy is Vice-President, Research and Development for the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories.  From February 2012 to January 2017 she was Director of Domestic Programs for Nuclear Science and Technology at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), and the Director of the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program Technical Integration Office for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy (DOE-NE).  Prior to that she was Deputy Associate Laboratory Director for Nuclear Science & Technology at INL, National Technical Director for the Systems Analysis Campaign for the DOE-NE Fuel Cycle R&D Program, and was involved in various other nuclear fission and fusion programs before that; she was employed at the Idaho National Laboratory for 25 years.

She received her B.S. in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Arizona in 1983; M.S., 1986 and Ph.D., 1989, in Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Dr. McCarthy was a Guest Scientist at the Kernforschungszentrum (Nuclear Research Center) in Karlsruhe, Germany, March-September 1989, and spent a year in the Soviet Union with the Department of Energy US/USSR Young Scientist Program, at the Efremov and Kurchatov Institutes in Russia, and the Latvian Academy of Science in Latvia, September 1989-August 1990. She is a member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS), beginning as a student in 1979, and is currently on the Executive Committee (2014-2017) for the Human Factors, Instrumentation and Controls Division; she has served on the ANS Board of Directors 2002-2008 (two terms), is the former Vice Chair of Professional Women in ANS, Fusion Energy Division Chair (2000-2001), Vice-Chair (1999-2000) and Executive Committee (1996-1999), ANS Idaho Section Chair (2001-2002) and Vice-Chair (2000-2001), and the University of Arizona Student Chapter ANS President (1982-83). Her awards include the an ANS Presidential citation in 2015 for “Leadership and guidance of the Light Water Reactor Sustainability effort….that has helped set the stage for US power companies to be able to make informed decisions regarding subsequent license renewal for their operating nuclear units…,” 2011 Nuclear Energy Advocate of the Year Award (given by the Partnership for Science and Technology), the 2011 Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Women of Today and Tomorrow Award, an American Nuclear Society Presidential Citation in 2007 for “…outstanding service to the ANS,” the 2000 ANS Women’s Achievement Award, 1996 International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor U.S. Home Team Leadership Award, and the 1994 David Rose Award for Excellence in Fusion Engineering.

A CNS membership is not required to attend this seminar; all are welcome. For more information, please contact Aidan Leach.

CRPEG Bulletin (2017 April 5): For Information: Banked Time MOU

By now, most of you may have heard that other unions discussed and agreed to terms with the company regarding past banked time earned and having a credit applied to it. We also signed something similar regarding past banked time. Essentially the company had a legal concern with regard to banked time being earned at straight time when working more than 40 hours in a week and that it should have been at time and a half.  To resolve this we agreed with the employer that our members should be granted additional leave credit for those hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week.

What’s happening:

HR will go back through our time records  between 2015 April 1 and 2016 July 1 and identify those weeks where we exceeded 40 hours. For those hours in excess of 40 we’ll receive an additional 50% of those hours. (so if you worked 42 in a week you would receive an additional 1hour)

HR will issue a letter with the extra hours identified and those hours will be put in your vacation reserve that will not affect your aggregate hours. Some of you may have received those letters by now. We have attached the MOU which contains all the details of the agreement.

CRPEG Bulletin (2017 March 31): CRPEG Salary Increase Date Change

We have been advised by HR that implementation of the new CRPEG salaries has been pushed back to the April 27th pay. We also have been informed that the date for retroactive pay will be delayed; we will pass along that date once we have received it. The delay is primarily a result of prioritizing the changes resulting from the new 40 hour grade structure before commencing the manual salary change entries.

CRPEG Bulletin (2017 March 28): FW: 6th Annual PEO Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Night Dinner and Social

Forwarded on behalf of Professional Engineers of Ontario – Algonquin Chapter

TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE IN THE CRL CAFETERIA LOBBY DURING LUNCH (12-1 pm) EVERYDAY THIS WEEK

Please come join us for a night of laughter, as the PEO Algonquin Chapter hosts its sixth annual Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Night and dinner. This year’s performance is hosted by Jenn Hayward, featuring Rachelle Elie and headlined by Mike Macdonald, who has made numerous appearances on shows such as David Letterman, Just for Laughs and Arsenio to name a few.

For those who would like to watch the show on a full stomach, there will be an optional dinner provided by Maven catering.

There will also be a dance held after the Comedy Show, for those who wish to stay and socialize. Cash bar will be open throughout the night. This is a fundraiser with net revenue going to the Renfrew County Science Fair.

Last time we had Mike, it was a sold out show, so get your tickets before they are gone!

When:  Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Time:  Dinner is from 5 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.  Comedy starts at 8 PM.  Dance starts at 10 PM.

Where:  Deep River Legion

Cost:  Dinner and show tickets are $35 in advance ($40 at the door), while show only tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door).

Tickets can be purchased at The Olive Tree, The Deep River Legion or online at www.peoalgonquin.ca

For more information about this event please email Orijit Pandit at peoalgon@cnl.ca

Everyone is welcome to attend!

CRPEG Bulletin (2017 March 14): FW: Calling all Engineering Graduates: Are you thinking about getting your P.Eng.?

Forwarded on behalf of Professional Engineers of Ontario – Algonquin Chapter

The Professional Engineers of Ontario Algonquin Chapter is hosting an information session to present to highlight the process to become a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario. This session will focus on the process if a candidate is called in for a experience interview, including what to expect and how to appeal a decision made by experience review committee.

There will also be a presentation done by the Ontario Soceity of Professional Engineers (OSPE).  OSPE works closely with PEO to provide a variety of networking events, job fairs, and training courses, tailored to the needs of EITs and young engineers.

All prospective Professional Engineers and Engineering Interns are invited to this event.

The presentation will include:

  • Acceptable engineering education and Licensing requirements
  • Engineering review committee and appeals process
  • One-on-one review of your engineering experience
  • The many ways OSPE can help EITs take their careers to the next level, including what OSPE is, the EIT process, and what OSPE support services are available for EITs to successfully obtain their P.Eng licence

Presentation

Wednesday March 22nd, 2017

Networking: 6:00 p.m.  Presentation: 7:30 p.m.

At J.L. Gray Bennett Room (Back entrance), Deep River

Food and drinks will be provided.

For questions about the event or to register, please contact: Orijit Pandit at >PEO Algonquin Chapter (peoalgon@cnl.ca)

Please sign up by Tuesday March 21st, 2017 as attendance is limited.

CRPEG Bulletin (2017 March 9): FW: 6th Annual PEO Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Night Dinner and Social

Forwarded on behalf of Professional Engineers of Ontario – Algonquin Chapter

Please come join us for a night of laughter, as the PEO Algonquin Chapter hosts its sixth annual Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Night and dinner. This year’s performance is hosted by Jenn Hayward, featuring Rachelle Elie and headlined by Mike Macdonald, who has made numerous appearances on shows such as David Letterman, Just for Laughs and Arsenio to name a few.

For those who would like to watch the show on a full stomach, there will be an optional dinner provided by Maven catering.

There will also be a dance held after the Comedy Show, for those who wish to stay and socialize. Cash bar will be open throughout the night. This is a fundraiser with net revenue going to the Renfrew County Science Fair.

Last time we had Mike, it was a sold out show, so get your tickets before they are gone!

When:  Saturday, April 1st, 2017

Time:  Dinner is from 5 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.  Comedy starts at 8 PM.  Dance starts at 10 PM.

Where:  Deep River Legion

Cost:  Dinner and show tickets are $35 in advance ($40 at the door), while show only tickets are $25 in advance ($30 at the door).

Tickets can be purchased at The Olive Tree, The Deep River Legion or online at www.peoalgonquin.ca

For more information about this event please email Orijit Pandit at peoalgon@cnl.ca

Everyone is welcome to attend!