Siting a Used Nuclear Fuel Repository

e-Dialogue on Selection Process for Siting a Used Nuclear Fuel Repository

Monday, October 19, 2009, 1:00—3:00 p.m. PST and 4:00—6:00 p.m. EST

The conversation is available for download here

Join us for a critical discussion on the latest report released by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, Moving Forward Together: Designing the Process for Selecting a Site. Our expert panel will be discussing whether or not the proposed siting principles are fair and appropriate and are the proposed decision-making steps appropriate to reaching a fair decision?    Moderated by Dr. Ann Dale, Canada Research Chair on Sustainable Community Development, panelists include esteemed Canadians, Dr. Art Hanson, Former President of the International Institute for Sustainable Development; Jamie Doyle, Doctoral Student at the University of Ottawa; Dr. Marilyn Hamilton, President, Integral City Meshworks, Inc.; Dr. Robin Cox, Associate Professor, Disaster and Emergency Management Program, Royal Roads University; and Dr. Lenore Newman, Assistant Professor, Royal Roads University. 

Tune in to www.e-Dialogues.ca and register in the e-audience and ‘listen’ to the expert dialogue, and ask questions of the panelists. Participate in the e-forum and make a difference now on this critical public policy question. Following our two hour conversation, the e-forum will stay open until Saturday, October 24, 2009, so that as many people as possible can make their views known, and to further the discussion on the best solutions forward for siting.  We would appreciate if you would share this announcement with your own networks.


Dr. Ann Dale

Ann DaleAnn Dale is a Professor at Royal Roads University, where she leads several research projects, including e-Dialogues for Sustainable Development and is active in the environmental movement.


Dr. Art Hanson

Art HansonDr. Hanson has worked with Chinese policy-makers over the past 15 years to introduce new concepts of environment and development through the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED). He is Distinguished Fellow and Past President of the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Dr. Hanson is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Jamie Doyle
Mr. Doyle is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Chemical and Environmental Toxicology program at the University of Ottawa. He has over 30 years experience in the nuclear and petrochemical industries. Mr. Doyle was a Principal and senior scientist at Jaques Whitford for five years where he specialized in nuclear projects and environmental assessments pursuant to CEAA. Mr. Doyle is a Project Management Professional and has contributed to international forums on nuclear waste with the International Atomic Energy Agency and environmental programs with NATO.


Marilyn Hamilton, President, Integral City Meshworks

Marilyn is a Founding Member of the Integral Institute and Integral-Ecology. She has 25+ years of multi-sector, international organization development experience. Marilyn is Alumna of the Foundation for Community Encouragement and Past-CEO/Chair of Consulting Resource Group International Publishers.



Robin Cox, Head, Disaster Management and Planning, Royal Roads University

Robin Cox, PhD is an Associate Professor of Disaster & Emergency Management in the Faculty of Social Science, Royal Roads University, Victoria, Canada. Her research and writing focuses on issues of community engagement and resilience in the context of disasters, climate change, and other catastrophic transitions, the psychosocial dimensions of pandemic planning, and workforce resilience.  Robin is also active in the Canadian emergency response community.

Lenore Newman

Dr. Lenore Newman is a writer, teacher and researcher living in Vancouver. Lenore has a background in physics, complex systems theory, human geography, social change, and sustainability. Her research interests include sustainability at the community level and sustainable technology including biomimicry, the modeling of technology upon ecological systems.

Lisa Hardess

Lisa Hardess is the Manager of the Building Sustainable Communities program area with the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources (CIER), where she has worked for the past seven years. She has experience leading a variety of projects focusing on First Nation community comprehensive planning, adaptation for climate change, environmental assessment, strategic planning and visioning, community engagement and watershed planning.

Dr. Nola–Kate Seymoar

Scott FindlayDr. Nola–Kate Seymoarhas worked in sustainable development since the late 1980s and is the President and CEO of the International Centre for Sustainable Cities (hyperlink this). Dr. Seymoar serves on UBC and SFU Advisory Boards and is a member of the Canadian Landmines Foundation and Global Urban Development (formerly the Prague Institue). She is Trudeau mentor and received the Queen's Jubliee Medal in 2002.

Dr. Chris Ling

Chris is a recent post-doctoral fellow living in Victoria, Dr Chris LingBritish Columbia. He is Asssociate Faculty at Royal Roads University and is part of the Canada Research Chair is Sustainable Community Development research team.