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

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The CNSC Speaker Series is pleased to welcome Dr. Duane Bratt, a political science Professor and Chair in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. Dr. Bratt will give a presentation titled "@Risk: Assessing Canada's Nuclear Waste Management".

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Date:       Thursday, May 17, 2018
Time:       1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: 280 Slater Street, room 14-032

In his presentation, Dr. Bratt will highlight his work on a nuclear case study that focuses on the risk assessment and management of the site-selection process for Canada's permanent high-level nuclear waste storage facility. He will discuss the risk management of the transportation routes that will be necessary to carry nuclear wastes to the permanent deep geological repository (DGR). He will also highlight the several many types of risks and uncertainties that exist in this case, how they are assessed by different groups and stakeholders, and how they are managed by authorities.

Dr. Bratt has also researched how people view nuclear energy in general, as well as how people view nuclear waste management, in particular – in an effort to better understand what informs nuclear energy opposition.

Dr. Bratt holds a BA and an MA from the University of Windsor, and a PhD from the University of Alberta. He teaches international relations and Canadian public policy, with a primary interest in Canadian nuclear policy research. His recent publications include: co-editor of Readings in Canadian Foreign Policy: Classic Debates and New Ideas, 3rd edition (Oxford University Press: Toronto, 2015); and author of Canada, the Provinces, and the Global Nuclear Revival (McGill-Queen's University Press: Montreal and Kingston, 2012). His current projects include editing a book on the 2015 Alberta election, and participating in risk assessments of nuclear energy. Dr. Bratt is also a regular commentator on political events.

Coffee will be provided. Please feel free to bring your mug and join us for an intriguing presentation. For further information, please contact Haajarah Ahmed.

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