Illuminating Science Series, Saskatoon, October 2017

As part of the Illuminating Science series, the Centre for the Study of Science and Innovation policy presents: Building public confidence: communication, trust and credibility.

Kirsty Gogan, Co-Founder & Executive Director for Energy for Humanity (EFH)

16 October 2017, Saskatoon, Canada


Nuclear projects are controversial, making them di cult to manage because of complex stakeholder concerns. It is not enough for nuclear new build projects to have a robust design and solid business plan – nuclear proponents also need to develop social intelligence to be successful at stakeholder engagement. The nuclear sector’s public outreach method has traditionally relied on a “de cit model” of communication, which, as evidence has shown, is largely ine ective and can even back re. This presentation will synthesise some of the best available social science research, whilst offering practical advice about how nuclear proponents can make the shift toward an “engagement model” for communications and outreach.


Had a great discussion with a thoughtful & super-engaged crowd at the Centre for the Study of Science Innovation Policy in Saskatoon, joined via webcam by colleagues in Regina. Honoured to open the inaugural @JSGSPP CSIP Illuminating Science Lecture @usask @UofRegina #scicomm

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October 16, 2017 @ 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location (Saskatoon): Prairie Room, Diefenbaker Building, University of Saskatchewan campus

Location (Regina): Room 210, 2 Research Drive, University of Regina Registration: Available online.

NOTE: This lecture will be videoconferenced from Saskatoon to Regina.

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