McMaster University Nuclear Operations and Facilities

McMaster University is home to a suite of world class Nuclear Facilities that serve as a centre for nuclear research and development, supporting innovation in advanced manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture and the environment, and clean energy technology.

Our facilities include a 5MW nuclear research reactor with 6 radial beam tubes for neutron beam science, more than a dozen in-core neutron irradiation sites, medical isotope production facilities, radioanalytical services and both industrial and radiopharmaceutical hotcells.  We are also home to The Centre for Advanced Nuclear Systems (CANS) Facility, comprised of 5 interconnected hot cells for post-irradiation examination of highly radioactive materials, the McMaster University Cyclotron Facility (MUCF), a 3,000m2 high level licensed laboratory facility (HLLF) as well as Co-60 and Cs-137 gamma sources as irradiation sources and facilities.

Company Information

McMaster University Nuclear Operations and Facilities 1280 Main Street, West
Hamilton Ontario
L8S 4K1 Canada

Products & Services

  • Medical Products and Services (nuclear)
  • Engineering Services
  • Machining and/or fabrication (general)

Contact Information

Chris Heysel Director Nuclear Operations and Facilities
905-525-9140 ext. 23278 905-524-3994
Karin Stephenson Manager Commercial Operations, Nuclear Research Building

Latest News

Hatch office expansion in Port Elgin

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Global engineering firm Hatch has moved into a larger facility on Goderich Street in Port Elgin. It will accommodate 25 people, with more room for meeting space.

Bruce Power, Framatome sign MoU for safety-related Life-Extension Program updates

Friday, November 30, 2018
Bruce Power today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Framatome valued at $18.7 million covering a range of innovations and new activities, including operational improvements for its nuclear reactors. These innovative modernizations, planned for Bruce A and Bruce B, are an important component of the facility’s Life-Extension Program, which will allow the plant to continue operating through 2064.  

The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries welcomes Bruce Power President and CEO Mike Rencheck as Keynote Speaker at its Awards Lunch & AGM Conference

Thursday, November 29, 2018
November 27, 2018, Ajax Ontario. – The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) held its Annual General Meeting, Awards Lunch and AGM Conference on November 27th at the Ajax Convention Centre in Ajax Ontario. The AGM Conference on "Nuclear Innovation and Medical Isotopes Saving Lives" discussed new technologies for producing a variety of medical isotopes in power reactors as well as in cyclotron facilities in Canada.  

OPG's nuclear stations achieve highest safety ratings

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Darlington and Pickering facilities continue to operate safely

Nuclear Innovation Institute temporary headquarters at OCNI Office in Port Elgin

Monday, November 12, 2018
In a joint statement November 9, Bruce Power and the County of Bruce have announced that they will look for a new site on which to build the Ontario Nuclear Innovative Institute (NII).

Canada Poised to Lead the Deployment of Next-Generation Nuclear Technology

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
The Government of Canada recognizes that innovation in the nuclear sector plays a critical role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and delivering good, middle-class jobs as Canada moves toward a low-carbon future.

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Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries
1550 Kingston Road, Suite 219
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1C3
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