Professor Irvin Waller has spent his career explaining why the prevention of crime should be as high a priority as the punishment of criminals. His perspective has recently acquired a substantial following in edmonton, Alberta, and is being closely watched by communities around the world.
There is little reward without risk. But how can an investor determine the risk appetite of a company that doesn’t disclose the relevant information? And how much risk is too much? Where is the threshold?
William Leiss loves risk. Not danger — although he does admit to the occasional episode of jaywalking. It’s really risk he loves. More specifically, risk management making informed and intelligent decisions that reduce the chance of harm.
Louise Lemyre and Tracey O’Sullivan are University of Ottawa researchers who help governments, organizations, businesses and communities plan for emergencies, from natural disasters to terrorism, based on the way people react in crisis situations.
How vulnerable are the world’s interconnected technology systems to “cascading” and potentially catastrophic breakdowns? Stan Matwin is using artificial intelligence to analyze “enmeshed systems” and mitigate the risks we face.
The West figures that turning fragile states into stable ”one-of-us” democracies will reduce the risk of the states breeding international terrorists. This approach comes at a cost to the West’s own values.
Unrestrained development in the Arctic, a region rich in mineral reserves, may lead to increased contamination of this area. Scientists are hard at work looking for ways to mitigate this problem. And they are looking to microbes that can reduce the toxicity of pollutants to play a crucial role in managing these northern resources.
Jeremy Kerr and Milena Parent both received a Young Researcher of the Year Award, presented annually to two University of Ottawa faculty members who have made exceptional contributions to research and to the training of students.