Saskatchewan’s Future in Nuclear Innovation: Strategic Plan 2020 provides a broad direction to ensure that the Fedoruk Centre’s investments will deliver social and economic value to Saskatchewan. This strategic plan lays the foundation for a set of strategic initiatives that aim to capitalize on current strengths, address gaps and create powerful synergies, enabling the Fedoruk Centre to fulfill its Vision and Mission.
To place Saskatchewan among global leaders in nuclear research, development and training through investment in partnerships with academia and industry for maximum societal and economic benefit.
The Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation meets the needs of the people of Saskatchewan and Canada by making investments in programs and projects, managing facilities, and facilitating long-lasting partnerships that will deliver positive impacts in nuclear science and technology.
The Sylvia Fedoruk Canadian Centre for Nuclear Innovation enables Saskatchewan universities to place themselves among global leaders in nuclear research and training, creating conditions for the province to advance beyond the resource economy of uranium mining into the value added areas of nuclear innovation in medicine, materials research, power generation and environmental stewardship.
- Excellence: The Fedoruk Centre’s activities and investment decisions ensure the achievement of excellence in scientific innovation and community engagement.
- Collaboration: The Fedoruk Centre’s activities and investments facilitate the creation of partnerships – in Saskatchewan, Canada and the world – among experts in academia, industry, governments and the public.
- Accountability: The Fedoruk Centre fosters a culture of responsibility and voluntary participation in its activities and investments, while demonstrating accountability to the people of Saskatchewan, Canada and the world.
- Transparency: The Fedoruk Centre ensures an open and accessible environment in its decision-making and business processes.
By 2020, the Fedoruk Centre will establish a research and innovation capacity to support a vibrant nuclear sector in Saskatchewan.
The strategic plan grew out of high-level observations of the strengths, capacities and opportunities for Saskatchewan in four areas of impact in nuclear research and development: nuclear medicine, materials research, energy and the environment. Strategic goals were identified, respecting the objectives of the primary stakeholders, the Province of Saskatchewan and the University of Saskatchewan. Strategic initiatives were developed to address the strategic goals and to balance the degree and timing of investments reasonably across the impact areas. Finally, indicators and targets were defined to evaluate the success of the initiatives in achieving the strategic goals. Read the full plan here (PDF, 2.5 MB).
- Goal 1: Build Nuclear Expertise and Capacity
The Fedoruk Centre will build expertise and develop capacity in Saskatchewan in nuclear research, development and training for positive impacts in the areas of nuclear medicine, materials research, nuclear energy and safety, and environmental and social aspects of nuclear technology. This will be done by attracting and developing research leadership in the province that supports innovation and the formation of collaborations that extend around the world.
- Goal 2: Enhance Innovation
The Fedoruk Centre will enhance innovation as a driver of economic diversification in Saskatchewan, working with the provincial research community and industry to add value to Saskatchewan's resources and contribute to economic prosperity through the application of expertise to the development of new nuclear technologies and processes.
- Goal 3: Engage Communities and Increase Understanding
The Fedoruk Centre will create opportunities for communities - researchers, decision makers, the public - to engage in evidence-based discussion and dialogue about nuclear research and development in order to increase understanding of the risks, benefits and potential impacts of nuclear technologies.
- Goal 4: Ensure Sustainability and Accountability
The Fedoruk Centre will manage its resources accountably and transparently and operate its infrastructure safely and efficiently, ensuring the sustainability of Saskatchewan's nuclear development capacity for the long-term benefit of the people of Saskatchewan.