CNSC Speaker Series

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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 CNSC Speaker Series is open to all CNSC staff and members of the public.

Members of the public are welcome to attend and are encouraged to RSVP 24 hours in advance.

Upcoming speaker

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The CNSC Speaker Series is pleased to welcome Dr. Michael Ivanco, Principal at Ivancom Enterprises, to give a presentation on "The Impact of Radiation and Radioactive Isotopes on the Earth and Its Life Forms".

Photo of Dr. Michael Ivanco

Date:       Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time:       1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location: 280 Slater Street, room 14-032

Dr. Ivanco will review the Earth’s place in the radiation "bath" generated by our sun, our galaxy, the radioactive elements within the Earth, and the impact that all of these have on planetary life – Homo sapiens in particular.

Dr. Ivanco has more than 30 years of experience in product development, mostly in the nuclear industry, in technical areas including laser isotope separation, steam generator cleaning and advanced fuel cycles. He carried out this work with Atomic Energy of Canada and SNC-Lavalin.

Dr. Ivanco works with and is a sessional lecturer at the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto. He maintains an active interest in the generation and use of energy and its impact on greenhouse gas emissions, and has published papers on the subject.

As a nuclear scientist, Dr. Ivanco is an outspoken advocate for his industry and a representative of engineers and scientists working in the industry. He has been called upon to give expert testimony at parliamentary committees (federal and provincial) on nuclear and other energy-related issues. He also serves as a director on a number of community service organization boards.

Michael Ivanco has a BSc in Chemistry, a master’s degree in Physical Chemistry and a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Toronto.

Coffee will be provided. Please feel free to bring your mug and join us for an intriguing presentation. For further information or to book videoconferencing, please contact Haajarah Ahmed.

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