Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Nuclear Engineering in Canada

  1. Feb 16, 2004 #1
    I was searching around Canadian Universities for Nuclear Engineering departments (just out of curiosity).

    I only found one.

    University of Toronto.

    That's pretty sad if Canada only has one University that offers Nuclear Engineering classes...
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 16, 2004 #2
    Check out the Canadian Nuclear Society:

    Click on the Education link and scroll to the bottom of the page.

    http://www.cns-snc.ca/home_eng.html [Broken]
    Last edited by a moderator: May 1, 2017
  4. Feb 16, 2004 #3


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    Just curious: what percentage of Canada's power comes from nuclear plants?
  5. Feb 17, 2004 #4


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Roughly 15%. Canada's nuclear industry is a real mess though and that number is dropping fast.
  6. Feb 18, 2004 #5
    After a web search, I found NuclearFAQ of Canada. Old numbers though.

    This are more detailed numbers if you're interested in them:

  7. Apr 13, 2009 #6


    User Avatar

    McMaster (in Hamilton, Ontario) also does nuclear engineering, its part of a program called Engineering Physics. They have their own nuclear reactor (for research purposes) on campus as well.

    As for nuclear power in Canada, it's somewhere around 15% on average. However, in Ontario specifically, its over 50% and may increase in future years, since there are plans to completely phase out coal power by 2014. You can check out: www.ieso.ca for more information.
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook