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A world class course based on the Sudbury story
The Sudbury region has a long, rich history in mining and metal processing, with a parallel history of both environmental degradation and environmental rehabilitation and recovery. For almost a decade, it was the subject of one of the world's largest environmental risk assessments.
This three-day intensive course will teach participants the fundamentals of environmental risk assessment, using world-class expertise and examples borrowed from the Sudbury story and from elsewhere around the world. It will provide participants with a detailed introduction to the principles of both human health and ecological risk assessments. The course will cover the scientific background as well as the regulatory environment behind risk assessments, and will teach participants how to evaluate, communicate and manage these risks. Examples will focus on the mining industry in Ontario, but the course will be useful for small to large projects across resource-based industries and regulatory boundaries.
Introduction to Environmental Risk Assessment
Case Study in Problem Formulation
Fundamental Concepts in Toxicology
Human Health Risk Assessment
Ecological Risk Assessment
Climate Adaptation for the mining sector