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Training Seminar in Systematic Review

March 5, 2018

RSI recently conducted an in-house training session in systematic review for its staff. The session featured a keynote presentation by Dr. Katya Tsaioun from Johns Hopkins University, who provided an overview of best practices in systematic review.  The training included two systemic applications of systematic review, and current software in…

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Decision making framework developed for Canadian Blood Services (CBS) now online

February 5, 2018

RSI was contracted by CBS to assist the Alliance of Blood Operators in the development of a blood-safety oriented risk-based decision-making framework. Why use this framework?  Streamline the process of assessing blood safety risk and make informed blood safety decisions. To access the Framework on the Alliance of Blood Operators…

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RSI speaks to The Weather Network about wildfires and climate

January 31, 2018

2017 was a record-setting year for devastating wildfires across Canada and throughout the world. The Weather Network spoke to Heather Auld, principal climate scientist about what we can expect for the 2018 wildfire season.  To see the video of what Heather had to say, click here.

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RSI paper on Manganese PBPK selected as a top 2017 paper

January 8, 2018

Each year the Society of Toxicology, Biological Modeling Specialty Section (BMSS) does a literature search to identify outstanding modeling papers in the field of toxicology. The PubMed search identified well over 300 papers for drugs and chemicals.  The list was reduced to approximately 60-70 in the general field of toxicology,…

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RSI and Engineers Canada develop on-line training courses

October 26, 2017

Engineers Canada has retained Risk Sciences International’s (RSI) Climate Group to develop training course modules and to deliver on-line training to Professional Engineers seeking to achieve their Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) certification. Recognizing that not all candidates seeking their IRP can attend workshops and courses by travel to in-person training…

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Roger Rempel joins RSI as Director of Climate Group

February 28, 2017

RSI is pleased to announce that Roger Rempel has joined us as the Director of the RSI Climate Group. Roger is a senior environmental engineer and certified Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) with over 25 years of experience in environmental assessment, climate change vulnerability assessment, quantitative risk assessment, environmental systems modeling…

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Norman Shippee joins RSI

February 28, 2017

RSI is pleased to announce that Norman Shippee recently joined the team as a Climate and Applications Specialist. Dr. Shippee earned his PhD at the University of Victoria. He is an experienced researcher who has focused on establishing stakeholder-defined storm metrics to facilitate safe operations in the marine transportation field.…

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Emma Hartnett receives Chauncey Starr Distinguished Young Risk Analyst Award

December 15, 2016

The Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Council has awarded Dr. Hartnett the 2016 Chauncey Starr Distinguished Young Risk Analyst Award. The Chauncey Starr Distinguished Young Risk Analyst Award is awarded to any SRA member age 40 years or younger for outstanding achievement in science or public policy relating to risk…

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Dr. Donald R. Mattison co-authors: Adult Utilization of Psychiatric Drugs

December 12, 2016

Because there is limited information available concerning the use of psychiatric drugs among the US adult population, Drs Moore and Mattison sought to characterize adult use of psychiatric drugs using publicly available, nationally representative data.  These analyses demonstrate that 1 of 6 US adults reported taking psychiatric drugs at least…

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