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Wednesday, November 13 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Risk, Uncertainty, Unknowns, and Nonsense - Engagement with the Public on Radiation, Nuclear, and Climate / Risques, incertitudes, inconnus et absurdités - Engagement avec le public sur la radiation, le nucléaire et le climat

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Panel Organized by: The Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy (CSIP) | Johnson
Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS)

How do perceptions of and the science surrounding radiation exposure impact policy surrounding cancer, Parkinson’s, climate change, and energy justice? It is assumed that exposure to radiation can only be detrimental and the health risks resulting from exposures are linearly proportional to harm. However, low dose radiation health interventions such as X-rays and cancer treatments, and the daily exposure through activities such as flying, are examples of social acceptability on the spectrum of uncertainty, unknowns and nonsense. Certain perceptions are nonsense in relation to new research that challenges the current linear toxicity paradigm. This fun interactive collaborative session explores nonsense.


Moderators
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Margot Hurlbert

Tier 1, Canada Research Chair, Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability Policy, Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina
Prof. Margot Hurlbert, Tier 1, Canada Research Chair, Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability Policy, Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina. Margot has lead research projects, authored numerous... Read More →

Speakers
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Bethany Penn

Strategic Research Officer, Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy
Bethany Penn, Strategic Research Officer at the Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation Policy (CSIP),has a BA and MPA from the University of Saskatchewan and recently completed a Certificate in AppliedProject Management. Prior to joining CSIP, Bethany held roles at the Johnson... Read More →
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Anne T. Ballantyne

Strategic Research Planning and Facilitation Officer, Office of the Vice-Dean Research, Scholarly and Artistic Work, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan
Anne T. Ballantyne, BSc, BA, MBA, is the Strategic Research Planning and Facilitation Officer, Office of the Vice-Dean Research, Scholarly and Artistic Work, College of Arts and Science, at the University of Saskatchewan. For nearly thirty years Anne has led, designed and implemented... Read More →
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Larissa Shasko

MPP Candidate, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Larissa Shasko, is currently a Master's of Public Policy Candidate, Centre for Science and Innovation Policy (CSIP) and Robertson Scholar, at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy (JSGS), University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Her Thesis research areas include... Read More →
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Michaela Neetz

MPP Candidate, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
Michaela Neetz is an MPP candidate at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School and a Centre for Science and Innovation Policy (CSIP) Scholar, at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. She has a BSc. majoring in geophysics from the University of British Columbia... Read More →
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Holly Laasko

Research Associate, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
Holly Laakso, PhD, BMSc, received her PhD in Microbiology & Immunology from Western University of Ontario. Holly started her postdoctoral fellowship in the Radiobiology & Health branch at Canadian Nuclear Laboratories in Chalk River, in August of 2018.  Holly is currently working on the effects of low-dose ionizing radiation on cancer progression using a mouse model... Read More →


Wednesday November 13, 2019 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Governor General I

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