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AWARDS / EDUCATION

Alumni of the 2011 Banff Science Communications Program, a 14 day course led by Jay Ingram that accepts only 20 candidates each year and focusses on improving science communication skills

Environment Canada Citation of Excellence (Service to Clients) for work on Environment Canada's Science Alert (2013)

Environment Canada Instant Award for work on migrating and revising content for the National Water Research Institute website, December 2008

Environment Canada Action Network award for contributions to EC S&T online, March 2008

B.Sc. (Hons.) Microbiology, minor Biochemistry, Food Science certificate, University of Guelph, 2001

 

Scott Unger

Science and Technology Liaison Officer - Information integration and transfer

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Working with Environment Canada scientists to communicate the science being done within the department to target audiences through print media and the web

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES / INTERESTS

Participated and assisted organizers of Environment Canada's Science and Technology Branch Science Forum in Toronto, 2007; Ontario organization committee member 2009

Part of a team responsible for an ongoing project to renew and revitalize Science and Technology content on Environment Canada's website and the National Water Research Institute website

KEY PUBLICATIONS

Unger, S. 2010. Environment Canada's National Environmental Specimen Banks: Following a Chemical Trail from the Past. Environment Canada Science and Technology Research Impact Study Series: S&T into Action to Benefit Canadians. ISBN 978-1-100-16269-0.

Unger, S. 2010. State-of-the-art facility for aquatic science opens in Burlington. rECent S&T, Environment Canada's Science & Technology website.

Unger, S. 2009. Learning more about the North - the Canadian Cryosphere. rECent S&T, Environment Canada's Science & Technology website.

Unger, S. 2008. Microbial Source Tracking: New forensic approaches to identify sources of fecal pollution. Environment Canada Science and Technology Research Impact Study Series: S&T into Action to Benefit Canadians. ISBN 978-1-100-11301-2.

Unger, S. 2008. An Emerging Threat to Canadian Water Resources - Rock Snot? Canadian Water Resources Association - Water News. 27(2):19-20.

Unger, S. 2007. Emerging Threats - Pharmaceuticals Polluting Lakes and Rivers. Environment Canada Science and Technology online - S&T Leaders section.

Steele, M., S. Unger and J. Odumeru. 2003. Sensitivity of PCR detection of Cyclospora cayetanensis in raspberries, basil and mesclun lettuce. Journal of Microbiological Methods. 54(2):277-280.

Steele, M., S. Unger and J. Odumeru. 2002. Optimization of PCR Sample Preparation for Detection of Cyclospora cayetanensis in Raspberries. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists. June 16 to 19, 2002. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Amp7.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

Environmental Policy
     Science & Technology Communication
          Knowledge translation
          Knowledge brokering