WiN Canada performs an important role in the industry.

Success Stories

These are stories highlighting the success of our members across the Canadian nuclear industry. We are honoured to be a part of their journey.

Lisa McBride

Lisa McBride

Lisa McBride is President of Women in Nuclear (WiN) Canada. In her role Lisa provides vision, strategic direction and oversight of the day-to-day operations of WiN Canada, an organization comprised of over 3,000 members across Canada.

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Amber Doney

Exploration Strategy and Business Relations Manager, Orano

Amber is an Exploration Strategy and Business Relations Manager at Orano. She has worked at Orana since 2018. She has over a decade of experience as a Geologist at both Orano and Areva Resources Canada. She holds a Masters of Business administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Sciences (BSc) with high honours in Geological Sciences from the University of Saskatchewan.

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Sonia Qureshi, P. Eng

Director, Joint Projects and Services, CANDU Owner’s Group

Sonia is currently the Director of Joint Projects and Services at the CANDU Owner’s Group (COG). She is responsible for the line of business that develops solutions to problems and common issues in the CANDU community through innovative new approaches for longer more robust plant life. She has over 23 years of experience in the nuclear industry with past employers being Candu Energy and Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. She holds a Chemical Engineering honors degree from the University of Toronto and is a licensed Professional Engineer with the Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO).

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Tracy Primeau

Shift Manager, Bruce Power

Tracy is a Shift Manager at Bruce Power. In addition to this she serves on WiN Canada’s Board of Directors as Secretary, is a former Chapter Chair of WiN Bruce, and has given back to WiN by donating her time to be a speaker, and panelist at many WiN Canada events. She has been a WiN Canada/WiN Bruce member since 2004 and has yet to miss an annual conference.

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WiN Canada works with a number of partners across the nuclear industry and beyond to collaborate and meet shared objectives.

Ontario Society of Professional Engineers

Community Partner

Women in Nuclear Canada is pleased to be a Community Partner for the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE). The partnership further advances the promotion of the skills, competences and professions of the members of both organizations, particularly women in the field of engineering.

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Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council (CNIC)


Women in Nuclear Canada is proud to be partnering with the Canadian Nuclear Isotope Council (CNIC) to co-promote and advance each other’s nuclear industry advocacy efforts and events.

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Skills Canada – Ontario

Community Partner

Women in Nuclear Canada is pleased to be a Partner for the Centre for Skills Canada. The Young Women’s Initiatives will aid in the growth and encouragement of young women as they become educated in the fields available to them in the workplace they are preparing for.

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Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability

Community Partner

Women in Nuclear Canada is pleased to be a Community Partner for the Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability (CCNS). The launch of the Centre will support work underway for Pickering Nuclear Generating Station decommissioning and look at collaboration opportunities with various community stakeholders.

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Equal by 30

Joint Initiative

Women in Nuclear Canada is pleased to join as a signatory to the joint Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and International Energy Agency (IEA) Equal by 30 initiative, as part of the Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment Initiative (C3E), which works to advance the participation of women in the clean energy transition, and close the gender gap.

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Awards & Scholarships

See below for the yearly awards given out by WiN, with the help of our sponsors. Each of the awards start taking applications in the Spring and are given out in the Fall.

Harriet Brooks Award

The annual Harriet Brooks Award (previously called the WiN-Canada Award) recognizes a member(s) who has/have made an outstanding leadership contribution to the success of WiN Canada.

Mentor & Ally Awards

This year WiN Canada has introduced two new awards to properly acknowledge and celebrate our WiN Canada champions.


WiN Canada aims to recognize young women who play a pivotal role, in their studies and in their communities, in highlighting the benefits of the nuclear industry. The annual WiN Canada Student Scholarship is awarded to three (3) deserving applicants who each receive an engraved plaque and a financial contribution of CAN $3,000, to be put towards their continued pursuit of a career in the nuclear industry.

Industry Awards

The following awards are an opportunity for recognition in our industry. We encourage nominations for deserving members and member companies.

CNS Achievement Awards

Canadian Nuclear Achievement Awards

The Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS) and Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) jointly recognize outstanding contributions within the Canadian nuclear industry, and the Canadian nuclear research and academic communities, through several honours and awards.