10 March 2016: Risk Management, Democratization, and Evidence-Based Decision-Making

Posted on Sunday, January 17, 2016

Wilfrid Laurier University Professor Simon Kiss

10 March 2016 (Thursday), 16h00 – 17h30

Public Lecture: “Where did all the baby bottles go? Canada’s regulation of BPA and democratic risk management." This presentation by Wilfrid Laurier University Professor Simon Kiss kicks off an ISSP-facilitated research project on the cross-cutting concept of risk management, democratization, and evidence-based decision-making.

This public lecture draws on Kiss’s cutting edge research on Health Canada’s bisphenol A (BPA) ban, which his research showed to have been informed more by public concern than scientific evidence. The lecture will be commented on by senior level practitioner discussant Dr. Brenda Kenny (Adjunct Professor, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary), who, as past CEO of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, faced the challenge of tensions between risk management, democratization, and evidence-based decision-making on a daily basis.

For more information, please contact Dr. Stewart Fast, Senior Research Associate, ISSP at 613.562.5800 X4624, SFAST@uottawa.ca

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