Putting the Results of Risk Deliberation to Good Use

About the event

With a focus on risk assessment and management, this @Risk public panel explored the extent to which the results of stakeholder deliberation are being or should be incorporated in evidence-informed decision-making. Coming from a variety of perspectives, the panelists addressed a number of questions, such as: How does evidence from different sources and of different kinds influence decision-making?  How are the results of public deliberative processes being used in regulatory decision-making in the nuclear industry?  And from an Ottawa-based NGO perspective, thereby also bringing a local flavour to the panel, what are the perceptions of inclusion and impact?

The @Risk research and engagement project aims to contribute recommendations to policymakers and regulators on when and how to incorporate broader public values into risk management processes. Research is focused on how to better address tensions that arise in public decision-making when experts and public stakeholders have different perceptions and preferences for how to deal with hazards and risk issues.

Welcome Remarks and Moderator

Monica Gattinger

Prof. Monica Gatinger, Director, ISSP and Full Professor at the School of Political Studies, uOttawa


Meredith Brown, former Executive Director, Ottawa Riverkeeper






Keith Dewar, Director of Regulatory Research and Program Evaluation, Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (Member, @Risk Research Team)





Scott Findlay

C. Scott Findlay, Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Director, Graduate Studies - Institute of the Environment, uOttawa (Member, @Risk Research Team and Core Member, ISSP)


Mark Salter

Professor Mark Salter, School of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences (Core Member, ISSP)
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