Thesis defense: Simon Beaudoin

The Ne3ls Network is proud to announce the thesis defense of M. Simon Beaudoin, titled «Dispositifs réglementaires et évaluatifs des nanomatériaux au Canada: examen de l’évaluation du risque». The thesis defense will be held on Monday December 14th in Université du Québec à Montréal’s (UQAM) PK-3210 room of the Président-Kennedy Pavillon.


Congratulation to the recipient!

S.NET Conference 2015


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Conference-From nanotechnologies to emerging technologies; towards a global responsibility

The NE3LS network is proud to announce the conference «From nanotechnologies to emerging technologies; towards a global responsibility» organised in partnership with the S.Net network. This conference will be held from october 18th to october 21th at Montreal’s Mont Royal Center.


Here are the main topics of the conference:

-Scientific and social assessment of emerging technologies for a sustainable society

-Responsible research and innovation in a global context

-Emerging technologies in energy, food and agriculture

-Safety research; from occupational health to ecohealth

-The economics, politics and ethics of innovation

-Emerging technologies and the future; imaginaries, visions and practices

-Governance and regulation; international and North-South perspective

-Innovation and the military complex


To submit a proposition, send an abstract to the following adress:

Blood: current challenges and micro/nano solutions

The Observatory for Micro and Nanotechnologies (OMNT) and the Curie Institute are organizing a one-day meeting on «Blood: current challenges and micro-nano solutions», in Paris, the 6th of July 2015

The main objective of this meeting is to gather scientists, clinicians, students along with companies who share the need to better understand this matter which, beyond of an ongoing scientific challenge, deeply impacts on today’s society.

Read more here.

Canada Begins Review of SNAc Orders and Notices for Nanomaterials

On January 28, 2015, Environment Canada announced that, with Health Canada, it has initiated a review of significant new activity (SNAc) orders and notices currently in place under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA).  According to Environment Canada, since publication of the first SNAc in 2001, policies and practices have evolved, particularly with respect to the nature and scope of SNAcs, as well as the wording used to identify “significant new activities.”

Read more here.

Source: Nano and Other Emerging Technologies Blog

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EU-Safe use of nanomaterials – Commission publishes guidance for employers and workers

This  Guidance  document offers an overview of  the issues surrounding the safe use of MNMs in the workplace, sets out the broad outlines of preventive action and provides a practical tool for complying with specific aspects of ensuring workers’ safety, such as risk assessment and risk management.

Read more here.

Source: Europen Agency for Safety and Health at Work