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The Socio-Economic Impacts of Uranium Mining in Northern Saskatchewan

Thu., May. 23, 2013 7:00 p.m.

'Community Vitality Monitoring Partnership Process: The Socio-economic Impacts of the "Modern Era" of Uranium Mining on Northern Saskatchewan'
Presented by James Irvine and Thomas Sierzycki
Thursday 23 May 2013, 7:00 pm
Education Building, room ED 191, University of Regina main campus

Dr. James Irvine is a public health and preventive medicine physician with the University of Saskatchewan and works as the Medical Health Officer for the three northern health authorities - covering about half of the geographic area of Saskatchewan. He is a Professor with the University of Saskatchewan's Department of Family Medicine in Northern Medical Services and is an Associate Member of the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology and the School of Public Health.  He has lived in La Ronge for over 30 years where he has been involved with public health, health care, administration, teaching, and research. His main public health and research interests involve communicable disease control, environmental health, health promotion, Aboriginal health and remote health care. Irvine is the chair of the Community Vitality Monitoring Partnership Steering Committee.

His Worship, Thomas Sierzycki of La Ronge, was first elected as Mayor in 2009 and re-elected in October, 2012. One of Canada's youngest elected officials, Sierzycki was elected to Council at the age of 18 and later as Mayor at the age of 21. Mayor Sierzycki is a graduate from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Education degree through the Northern Teacher Education Program and is currently pursuing his Master's in Northern Governance and Development through the University of Saskatchewan. His Worship chairs various regional committees such as Fire Protective Services and sits on the provincially appointed Northern Municipal Trust Account. As a result of his achievements, Mayor Sierzycki has been named as one of CBC Saskatchewan's Top 40 Under 40 in 2013, received the 2012 Queen's Jubilee medal for Youth Achievement and was profiled in Maclean's Magazine's "Top 11 Young Canadians to Watch" in 2011. Sierzycki is also employed with AREVA Resources Canada Inc. and Cameco Corporation as their Community Vitality Coordinator.

All are welcome. For more information and to view the report informing this public lecture, please visit the event website.