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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
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
- Strategic development and project management for delivery of science information to professional science users
- Project lead for Environmental Science Experts profile system; worked with programmers to create powerful search tools for these profiles
- Coordinating, proofreading, organizing and uploading of all Environmental Science Expert profiles
- Write and edit content for Environmental Science News providing current, up-to-date information on Environment Canada's Science
- Contributing author to Science and Technology Into Action to Benefit Canadians
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
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.
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