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Queen's University

The Diminishing Role of Science in Policy Decisions

September 26, 2013,  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street, Room 145

** Light lunch starts at 11:30 AM

Smol.pngJohn Smol
Professor, Department of Biology, Queen's University

John  Smol, FRSC is Professor of Biology (cross-appointed with the School of Environmental Studies) at Queen's University, where he also holds the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change. Smol founded and co-directs the Paleoecological Environmental Assessment and Research Lab (PEARL), a group of over 30 students and other scientists dedicated to the study of long-term global environmental change, and especially as it relates to lake ecosystems.

An ISI Highly Cited Researcher, Smol has authored over 450 journal publications and chapters since 1980, as well as completed 19 books. Much of his research deals with the impacts of climatic change, acidification, eutrophication, contaminant transport, and other environmental stressors. He was the founding editor of the International Journal of Paleolimnology (1987-2007) and is the current Editor of the journal Environmental Reviews.

 Since 1990 he has been awarded over 45 research and teaching awards and fellowships, including the 2004 NSERC Herzberg Gold Medal as Canada's top scientist or engineer, and the Ontario Premier's Discovery Award for Life Sciences and Medicine, the province's highest academic award. He has won 9 teaching and mentoring awards, including being named a 3M National Teaching Fellow, considered by many to be Canada's highest teaching honour, and was recently named by Nature magazine, following a nation-wise search, to be Canada's Top Mid-Career Scientific Mentor.

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School of Policy Studies, Robert Sutherland Hall
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