Updated CSA Technical Guide for Infrastructure in Permafrost published

June 4, 2019
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A second updated edition of the CSA national permafrost standard was published on May 21, 2019 and features climate and climate change information provided by Risk Sciences International. This “CSA PLUS 4011, Technical Guide: Infrastructure in permafrost: A guideline for climate change adaptation”, supersedes the previous edition published in 2010.…

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RSI chairs panel session at Building the Next Generation of Canadian Infrastructure Conference

May 15, 2019
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RSI chairs and presents on panel sessions for the Toronto conference, “Building the Next Generation of Canadian Infrastructure: Defining a roadmap for optimizing infrastructure planning, implementation and operation” held on May 15 .  This inaugural conference, hosted by InfoNex, see more here recognizes that the next era of Canadian infrastructure must…

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RSI Chairs Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meeting on Microbiological Risk Assessment (JEMRA)

March 28, 2019
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RSI’s Dr. Emma Hartnett chaired the recent Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meeting on Microbiological Risk Assessment (JEMRA). The focus of the week-long event held March 11 to 15, 2019, was the update and consolidation of technical guidance documents to allow for a more current and coordinated approach to assessing microbiological hazards…

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RSI partners with Engineers Canada to offer Online Workshop on the PIEVC Protocol

February 6, 2019
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RSI and Engineers Canada are partnering to offer an online version of the introductory workshop on the PIEVC Protocol for infrastructure climate risk and vulnerability assessment. Online Workshop: Integrating Climate Risk into Infrastructure Development: The PIEVC Protocol April 2, 4, 9, 11, and 16, 2019;  11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST…

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RSI contributed to Blood Safety, A Guide to Monitoring and Responding to Potential New Threats

RSI contributes to newly published book on Blood Safety.

October 31, 2018
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Written by experts in the field, Blood Safety: A Guide to Monitoring and Responding to Potential New Threats offers a concise yet comprehensive overview on critical issues in monitoring and responding to new microbial threats to blood safety.  The Book was edited by Hua Shan and Roger Dodd and recently published by Springer. RSI’s Anne…

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RSI Provides Technical Advice and Review to Vietnam Partners and on-site Climate Support for Workshop

October 26, 2018
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Engineers Canada is a partner with the German development agency Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) in the execution of their Enhanced Climate Services for Infrastructure Investment Project. RSI’s Dr. Neil Comer provided climate and climate change expertise supporting the planned construction of a major infrastructure development sited in…

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Neil Comer to present at OPTrust Climate Change Symposium

October 15, 2018
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The OPTrust Climate Change Symposium being held NOVEMBER 19-20, 2018 in TORONTO offers an opportunity to provide new insights into how to face climate change and thrive in an era of disruption. Climate change is one of the most significant challenges facing the world today and increasingly complex to navigate.…

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Emma Hartnett 2018 recipient of Center for Produce Safety (CPS) Research Award

October 11, 2018
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CPS has recently announced 13 new research awards totaling a little over $2.6 million. The awards are for research projects directed at answering critical questions in specific areas of food safety practices. Among this year’s topics: storage, sanitation, agricultural water, co-management and risk-based field sampling. Projects will begin in January…

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Best Practices for Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change in Project-Level Assessments

May 4, 2018
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Risk Sciences International (RSI) is pleased to announce in collaboration with the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR), the public release of “Best Practices for Consideration of the Effects of Climate Change in Project-Level Assessments”.   The Best Practices document is available at RSI, CONTACT US HERE for…

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Risks of anticholinergic drugs

May 2, 2018
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Adverse effects of drugs among the elderly should be given special attention when considering a pharmacological intervention. Two recent papers using large electronic health records have explored the impact of drugs with anticholinergic properties. The first, “Associations between Anticholinergic Burden and Adverse Health Outcomes in Parkinson Disease” view here used a…

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