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The CNSC hosts guest speakers on topics of interest to CNSC staff. These sessions take place on a regular basis throughout the year. The Guest Speaker Series is open to all CNSC staff and members of the public.

For more information please contact the CNSC.

Upcoming guest speakers

The CNSC Speaker Series is pleased to welcome Ms. Makiko Orita from Nagasaki University, Japan, on Thursday, November 17, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. She will present her strategy for communicating radiation risk in Kawauchi village, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

Ms. Orita conducted a survey in Kawauchi village, which had been temporarily evacuated after the Fukushima accident. The survey, which was conducted after residents resettled, concluded that residents have misconceptions about the health effects and long-term impacts of radiation. Ms. Orita addressed this situation through a risk communication strategy that takes into account the residents’ (mis)perception of risks and presents them with scientific evidence in a clear and simple manner.

Ms. Makiko Orita graduated with a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Nagasaki University, where she studied techniques for treating radiation exposure. She is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health, Medicine and Welfare (Atomic Bomb Disease Institute) at Nagasaki University, Japan. Since 2013, Ms. Orita has been implementing a risk communication strategy with residents of the Kawauchi village, Fukushima Prefecture. The village was completely evacuated after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

If you require further information or wish to RSVP, please contact Haajarah Ahmed.

The event will be held at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission headquarters at 280 Slater Street, Ottawa, ON, K1P 5S9.