Short Notice but Good Speaker!!

Dan Gardner speaks at the CNSC THIS MONDAY!

On Monday February 21, 2011, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in room 14-032 (280 Slater Street) The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) invites you to Dan Gardner’s talk on risk in the nuclear industry, the latest talk in the continuing series of guest speakers in 2011. Coffee will be served, so bring your mugs. Dan Gardner will speak about “Getting Risk Right,” providing unique insight from his role as a journalist.

Mr. Gardner is a columnist and senior writer with the Ottawa Citizen and has won many journalism awards, including a National Newspaper Award, a Michener Citation of Merit, and Amnesty International’s Media Award. In 2008, he examined the psychology of risk perception in Risk: The Science and Politics of Fear. A best-seller in the United Kingdom and Canada, published in 11 countries and 8 languages, Risk was praised as “an invaluable resource for anyone who aspires to think clearly” by The Guardian. In 2008, it also won the Canadian Science Writers’ Association award, and in 2010, the Daily Telegraph named it one of five best brain science books ever written. In October 2010, Gardner’s next book, Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Fail and Why We Believe Them Anyway, was published in Canada. It will be published in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and elsewhere in spring 2011.

Before becoming a journalist in 1997, Gardner was senior policy advisor to Ontario’s Minister of Education and social policy advisor to the Premier. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in history from York University and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Please contact Chris Fleming if you would like to attend: Chris.fleming@cnsc-ccsn.gc.ca, (613) 992-8467

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