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Environmental Speakers Series - Michael Mehta

Community Event
Mar 31 2011 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Nanotechnology and the environment: Risks, benefits and regulatory issues

Dr. Michael D. Mehta is a sociologist who specializes in science, technology and society with a focus on environmental and health risk issues. He is the Dean and Professor of the Faculty of Arts at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

Dr. Mehta is widely published, authoring or editing five books. He is also author of over 60 peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters, has presented his work at more than 175 international and domestic conferences, and has been involved in various capacities in 13 externally-funded grants totalling more than $65 million. He has won numerous awards for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Science, Technology, and the Advancement of Science (Health Canada, 2007), The Saskatchewan Centennial Medal (2006), and the Agriculture Genomics Award (Genome Canada, 2003). His most recent books include Nanotechnology: Risk, Ethics and Law; Biotechnology Unglued: Science, Society and Social Cohesion; and, Risky Business: Nuclear Power and Public Protest in Canada.