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Panel Discussion: Does Canada's Oil Boom Threaten Freshwater?

Thursday, March 22, 2018
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Biosciences Complex
Room: 1120
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We are pleased to welcome Dr. Jérôme Marty to participate in a panel discussion on the potential impacts of oil spills to Canada’s freshwater ecosystems. Dr. Marty is a limnologist, currently Project Director at the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA). In the recent years, he contributed to several risk and sensitivity analyses for oil spills, highlighting the need for coordinated assessments and research on oil behaviour and impacts in freshwaters. The panel will highlight the state of knowledge and needs for science in freshwater in relation to oil production and transportation in Canada.

Panellists and Topics
• Julie Adams, PhD student, Environmental Studies – Moderator
• Introduction – Oil production and transport in Canada

• Dr. Peter Hodson, Adjunct Professor, Environmental Studies and Biology
• Oil spill effects in freshwater: why the concern?

• Dr. Diane Orihel, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies and Biology
• Moving the lab to the field to study oil fate, behaviour and impacts: ELA experiments

• Dr. Jérôme Marty, Council of Canadian Academies
• Integrating ecotoxicology and environmental features into decision making tools: sensitivity and risk analyses

• Questions from the audience and general discussion

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