CNSC Speaker Series

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The CNSC hosts guest speakers on topics of interest to CNSC staff. These sessions take place on a regular basis throughout the year. The CNSC Speaker Series is open to all CNSC staff and members of the public.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and are encouraged to RSVP 24 hours in advance.

Upcoming speaker

CNSC speaker - Dan Pasquale

The CNSC Speaker Series is pleased to welcome Mr. Daniel Pasquale, Senior Reactor Systems Engineer in the U.S. NRC’s Office of Investigations, to give a presentation titled “Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: The Energy Infrastructure Initiative”.

Mr. Pasquale’s presentation will take place:
Friday, July 20, 2018
10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Room 14-032, 280 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Mr. Pasquale’s presentation will highlight the Energy Industry Initiative (EII) launched by the U.S. NRC’s Office of Investigations, the law enforcement arm of the agency, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Center. This new task-force-structured effort brings together the IPR Center’s highly skilled and very successful law enforcement members, with the knowledge and experience of anti-counterfeiting experts from various brand owners. NRC licensees also have the opportunity to voluntarily participate in this highly responsive and unprecedented anti-counterfeiting coalition. Mr. Pasquale’s presentation will cover the role of the EII and its operational concepts, member benefits and future vision.

Market conditions identical to those that gave rise to counterfeit consumer items and luxury goods are causing similar havoc to industrial products and construction materials. Despite this surge and the overwhelming risks that counterfeit industrial products pose to public health and safety, counterfeit retail goods continue to dominate the media. Many theories attempt to explain why such broad inequities exist. However, the majority of intellectual property rights holders and enforcement organizations agree that there is an ongoing need for enhanced cooperation and education, among all stakeholders and intermediaries, to ensure a more cohesive, well-informed fight against such criminality and its effects.

Mr. Pasquale graduated from Massachusetts Maritime Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering, and sailed as a licensed Engineering Officer aboard U.S. merchant vessels.

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