Allan Webster


Allan Webster LLM ’99 was appointed vice president of regulatory approvals by Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO), a nonprofit tasked with the safe, long-term management of Canada’s used nuclear fuel inside a deep geological repository, in a manner that protects people and the environment for generations to come. The NWMO is guided by a dedicated team of world-class scientists, engineers, and Indigenous Knowledge Holders that are developing innovative and collaborative solutions for nuclear waste management. Webster, who formerly was the director for regulatory affairs and environmental assessment, will play a key role in ensuring Canada’s plan meets strict regulatory requirements to protect the health, safety, and security of people and the environment. He joined the NWMO in 2017 after more than 20 years of working with Ontario Power Generation (OPG) in the field of nuclear regulatory affairs and environmental assessment. During Webster’s time at OPG, he was part of the team that accomplished several significant projects, including an initiative to enhance the effluent treatment systems in nuclear power plants, regulatory licensing programs, the construction of used nuclear fuel facilities at Ontario nuclear stations, and the life extension and new nuclear projects at the Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. His final major project at OPG was the proposed deep geological repository for low- and intermediate-level waste. Webster, who is a member of the Manitoba Métis Federation, will continue to work with communities and apply the same participatory approach to these important planning and decision-making processes as he did in his previous role.