Royal Society of Canada Romanowski Lecture Series
Toxicological Evaluation of Perfluorooctane in the Environment: Anatomy of an Environmental Issue
Presented by Dr. John P. Giesy, FRCS
UNBC was honoured to host for the first time, the Royal Society of Canada’s Romanowski Lecture Series presented by Dr. John P. Giesy. Dr. Giesy is the recipient of the 2013 Miroslaw Romanowski Medal and Canada Research Chair in Environmental Toxicology, University of Saskatchewan. His talk and visit are in part sponsored by the Royal society of Canada.
A brief outline of his presentation follows:
I am planning on telling a story, the story of how I discovered perfluorinated chemicals in the environment, then developed the science and policy that eventually lead to them being placed on Appendix B of the Stockholm Protocol for virtual elimination, as well as the banning of 87 chemicals in Canada. It is pitched to a general audience with minimal technical detail. So everyone should be able to get something from it.
Beginning in 2002, the Romanowski Lecture Series informs Canadians of recent advances in research and technology in the environmental sciences based on the lecturer’s particular knowledge and expertise. The lectures series is organized in exclusive collaboration with the Institutional Members of the Society.
Faculty, Staff, and Students were invited to attend the event which took place on October 23, 2014 at 5 p.m. in the Canfor Theatre.