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Thursday, November 8 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
(90 min) Risk Communication and Engagement with the Public in the Nuclear, Climate and Artificial Intelligence Sectors / Communication des risques et engagement auprès du public dans les secteurs du nucléaire, du climat et de l'intelligence artificielle

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Organzied by: MITACS Science Policy Fellowships, April Killikelly

The connection between policymakers, scientists and the public is an essential bond that allows scientific innovation to translate into tangible benefit in the life of ordinary Canadians. And yet, we are increasingly seeing different perceptions over the nature, extent and capacity to mitigate potential risk and this is translating into protracted controversies that may actually put the public at risk – think nuclear waste management, climate change or artificial intelligence.

Speakers
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Duane Bratt

Professor and Chair, Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies, Mount Royal University
Duane Bratt is a political science Professor and Chair in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University (Calgary, Alberta). He was educated at the Universities of Windsor (BA 1991, MA 1992) and Alberta (Ph.D 1996). He teaches in the area of international... Read More →
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Elaine Chatigny

Assistant Deputy Minister, Public Health Agency of Canada
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Monica Gattinger

Director, Institute for Science, Society and Policy
Monica Gattinger is Director of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, Full Professor at the School of Political Studies and Chair of Positive Energy at the University of Ottawa. Professor Gattinger’s research and engagement focus on strengthening governance, public policy... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kimberly Girling

Dr. Kimberly Girling

Policy Analyst, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Kimberly Girling holds a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of British Columbia, whereshe studied new therapeutics for Huntington's Disease, a neurodegenerative illness.  Kimberlywas a member of the inaugural cohort of the Mitacs Canadian Science Policy Fellowship.Through the fellowship, she was positioned with Defence Research and Development where sheworked to identify ethical challenges of emerging techno... Read More →
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Margot Hurlbert

Fellow of the Earth Systems Governance Project; Lead of the Science, Technology and Innovation Research Cluster at Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS)
Margot has a B. Admin. (Great Distinction) from the University of Regina (1985), an LL.B. (Osgoode) (1987), an LL.M. (Osgoode) (2005) in Constitutional Law with a focus on energy, natural resource, indigenous and environmental issues, and a Ph.D. (University of Amsterdam) in Social... Read More →
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Bob Watts

Senior Associate, Consensus Building Institute
Bob Watts has been involved in many major Indigenous issues in Canada over the past 20 years and led the process, with support from across Canada and internationally, to establish Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which is examining and will make recommendations regarding... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Delta Hotel - Joliet-Frontenac

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