April 2023 COG Collaboration Update to Members
It is hard to believe it has only been three months since I returned to COG – while the time has flown by, we have
accomplished so much working together. I am proud of what we have achieved and even more excited about all
that is ahead of us. Read more.
February Collaboration Update –
COG at CNA;
CCW registration now live;
What We Heard
COG 2022 Highlights
TORONTO – For COG, 2022 was a busy and transitional year. Working together, our members and stakeholders achieved tremendous accomplishments in nuclear science and towards net zero goals. Read more.
Liette Lemieux Appointed as Interim COG President & CEO
TORONTO – Earlier today, CANDU Owners Group (COG) announced the appointment of Liette Lemieux to the role of Interim President & CEO, effective May 7. Liette will take over the role from Stephanie Smith, who announced her resignation from COG earlier this month; the two will work closely together until Stephanie’s departure on May 6. Read more.
Update: COG President and CEO, Stephanie Smith
TORONTO – CANDU Owners Group (COG) President and CEO Stephanie Smith announced her resignation from COG, following two years leading the organization, effective May 6, 2022. “It has been a privilege working with COG’s members,” said Smith. “I have seen first-hand the power of collaboration to generate value and operational excellence for CANDU operators worldwide.”
Bruce Power driving economic revitalization across Ontario’s nuclear supply chain
The CANDU Owners Group Member utility celebrated several key Major Component Replacement Project contracts with COG supplier participants Read more.
COG-IAEA expand Practical Arrangement
COG and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) strengthen long-standing relationship by expanding scope of their existing partnership in knowledge management. Read more.
New directors appointed to the COG Board
COG voting members approve new board representatives for Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) and Societatea Nationala Nuclearelectrica (SNN, Romania). Read more.
Virgini Donaldson joins COG as Program Manager, Strategic R&D
Virgini Donaldson will join COG as program manager for the Strategic Research and Development Program, effective Jan. 4, 2021. Read more.
Hari Nayar joins COG as Program Manager, CANIAC
Effective Nov. 2, Hari Nayar has joined COG as the new program manager for the CANDU Industry Assessment Committee (CANIAC) program, reporting directly to Sonia Qureshi. Read more.
Nuclear safety leader joins COG's management team
Effective Oct. 26, Carlos Lorencez will assume the director's role of COG's Nuclear Safety and Environmental Affairs program. Read more.
A message from COG's new President and CEO Stephanie Smith
Effective Sept. 1, Stephanie Smith takes over as COG President and CEO while Fred Dermarkar steps out of role.
COG signs on to Equal by 30
CANDU Owners Group has joined many of its members and partners by signing on to the Equal by 30 global initiative, an aspiring goal it has already achieved a decade early. Read more.
Stephanie Smith appointed as incoming COG President and CEO
Earlier today, COG announced the appointment of Stephanie Smith to the role of president and CEO, following a transition period with COG’s outgoing leader Fred Dermarkar, later this summer. Dermarkar announced his retirement from COG in February. Read more.