Events: Dr Gordon Edwards (Anti-Nuke) & Dr Jeremy Whitlock (Pro-Nuke)

NUCLEAR ENERGY FORUM – Hear from both sides of the debate
MONDAY OCT 20th Saskatoon
7:00 pm Third Ave United Church    311 24th St E Saskatoon

October 20th 1:30pm
NUCLEAR DEBATE  What are the pros & cons of Nuclear?
How does nuclear affect you as a student?
ROOM 241 ARTS UofS Campus Saskatoon

TUESDAY OCT 21st Regina  7:00-9:00pm
2445 Albert St Regina


Gordon Edwards: president of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility (CCNR), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to education and research on all issues related to nuclear energy, whether civilian or military, including non-nuclear alternatives, especially those pertaining to Canada. CCNR maintains an internet site Dr. Edwards has a PhD in Mathematics and is a professor at Vanier College in Montreal. He has been featured on radio and television programs including David Suzuki’s The Nature of Things and Pierre Berton’s The Great Debate. He was interviewed on CBC Newsworld in January 2008, as an expert on issues of nuclear safety.

Dr. Edwards has been a consultant to many governmental and non-governmental organizations, including the Auditor General of Canada, the Ontario Royal Commission on Electric Power Planning, the Select Committee on Ontario Hydro Affairs, the Mohawks of Kanesetake, and the Siting Task Force for Radioactive Waste. Dr. Edwards received the 2006 Nuclear-Free Future Award in the category of Education “for his enduring role in demystifying nuclear technology and helping the public understand its vulnerable predicament.”

Jeremy Whitlock: speaking on behalf of the Canadian Nuclear Society (CNS). Past-president of the CNS and co-chair of the CNS Education and Communication Committee. The CNS is dedicated to communication on all issues related to nuclear science and engineering.

<>Dr. Whitlock has a PhD in Engineering Physics, he is a reactor physicist at the Chalk River Laboratories of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), a federally-owned crown corporation, currently the Manager of Non-Proliferation and Safeguards, with responsibility for ensuring that CANDU technology meets its international obligations in this area.

Dr. Whitlock is an educator and speaker on nuclear topics, and has been interviewed on CBC Radio One, CTV NewsNet, and other media outlets as an expert on nuclear issues. He has a regular column in the Bulletin of the Canadian Nuclear Society, and has received both the CNS Education and Communication Award and the CNS Fellow award for his work on communication with the public. He maintains a website called “The Canadian Nuclear FAQ” which contains frequently asked question with responses.

October 20th 1:30 event: sponsored by the USSU & the Office of Sustainability

October 20th & 21st evening events:  program partners:  Saskatoon Public Library & Unitarian Congregation of Saskatoon with help from Saskatchewan Council for International Cooperation, Saskatchewan Environmental Society, Canadian Nuclear Society SK, Saskatoon Peace Coalition, University of Saskatchewan Student’s Union,  Veterans Against Nuclear Arms, and generous individuals

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