Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission Acting CEO Ramzi Jammal Becomes a Gender Champion
February 11 marked the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In recognition of this day, Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy welcomed a new member to its leadership network on February 12: Ramzi Jammal, acting Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC).
- Increase overall representation of women in the professional category by 13% from the 2020-21 data by 2025.
- Maintain a representation of women in management to a minimum of 48.2% to align with the Canadian Labour Market Availability of women.
- Conduct at least 2 activities by January 2025 that encourage girls to pursue education in STEM.
“In honour of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, I reaffirm the CNSC’s steadfast commitment to advocate for balanced representation of women in the nuclear sector at home and abroad. As a nuclear regulator known for its excellence worldwide, the CNSC has a responsibility to push for a vital gender-based culture change,” said Mr. Jammal.
The CNSC is Canada’s nuclear regulator. Its mandate under the Nuclear Safety and Control Act involves 4 major areas:
- regulation of the development, production and use of nuclear energy in Canada to protect health, safety and the environment
- regulation of the production, possession, use and transport of nuclear substances, and the production, possession and use of prescribed equipment and prescribed information
- implementation of measures respecting international control of the development, production, transport and use of nuclear energy and substances, including measures respecting the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and nuclear explosive devices
- dissemination of scientific, technical and regulatory information concerning the activities of CNSC, and the effects on the environment, on the health and safety of persons, of the development, production, possession, transport and use of nuclear substances