History Speaker Series

March 2023 Speaker: Dr. Matthew Wiseman

Medical Fallout: The Ethics of Radiation Research in Cold War Canada

Join us on Monday, March 27 at 1:00 PM for the next talk in the 2022-2023 History Speaker Series. The event will be hybrid, held in the MacKirdy Reading Room (HH 117) and on Zoom. Those interested in attending can register using the link below. 

Dr. Matthew Wiseman

Matthew Wiseman

Matthew Wiseman is a Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Waterloo. His research and teaching focuses on the modern history of Canada and the United States, with a specialization in the development of science and medical research ethics. In this talk, he will discuss the threat of radioactive fallout in Canada during the Cold War and the public health measures initiated to protect the Canadian population. 

M. P. G-P Mar, chef de laboratoire de radiochimie

2022-2023 History Speaker Series

Date Time Location Speaker Registration
September 26, 2022 11:30am Hagey Hall, room 117 & Zoom Dr. Andrew Hunt closed
October 25, 2022 12:00pm Balsillie School of International Affairs, room 1-42 Dr. Katherine Bruce-Lockhart closed
November 15, 2022 2:00pm Hagey Hall, room 117 & Zoom Cody Groat closed
January 18, 2023 2:00pm Zoom Dr. Bonny Ibhawoh closed
February 14, 2023 1:00pm Hagey Hall, room 117 & Zoom Tolulope Akande, Arshad Desai, Abigail Opoku closed
March 27, 2023 1:00pm Hagey Hall, room 117 & Zoom Dr. Matthew Wiseman closed

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