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COVID-19 timeline by RSI

May 23, 2020

As part of its new Risk & Crisis Communication Master Class & Boot Camp, and its ongoing commitment to keep its understanding of major public health issues current, RSI has produced a COVID-19 Timeline with emphasis on Canada and the United States, communication and citizen oriented milestones, and official pronouncements…

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Country Foods Forum

March 1, 2020

Leading up to February 11 and 12, 2020, Risk Sciences International had the privilege of assisting Health Canada in its organization of the Country Foods Forum. The event attracted a number of experts in country foods risk assessment from across Canada. Participants and speakers represented a broad cross section of…

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Workshop on Evidence Integration December 5-6, 2019

November 11, 2019

Risk Sciences International is organizing a two day Workshop on Evidence Integration in support of human health risk assessment in collaboration with the McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment at the University of Ottawa and the Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing at Johns Hopkins University. The meeting will…

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RSI wins 2019 Consulting Engineers of Ontario Award of Merit

June 14, 2019

Risk Sciences International (RSI), as members of a consulting team with Stantec, along with the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC), has won an Award of Merit from the Consulting Engineers of Ontario for the First Nations Infrastructure Resilience Toolkit (FN-IRT). The Consulting Engineers of Ontario Awards showcases projects that enrich society through application…

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Updated CSA Technical Guide for Infrastructure in Permafrost published

June 4, 2019

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

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

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

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 contributes to newly published book on Blood Safety.

October 31, 2018

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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