The Canadian Safety and Health Initiative for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology in Canada

Vision & Mission

 

The Canadian Safety and Health Initiative for Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials (CASHINAM) will provide an integrated learning and implementation platform.
This platform will support the best health and safety practices for research and product development environments.

 

Responsible design, production, and recycling of products using advanced materials and nanotechnology is necessary to support industry and drive Canadian innovation. This initiative will bring together government researchers and regulators, industrial experts, as well as academia in supporting a safer environment for Canadians and a strong network to support Canadian industry.

 

Core Values

 

The initiative will be carried out with a commitment to education and strong partnerships, creativity, innovation, service, integrity, and respect.

GOAL 1

COORDINATION OF EXISTING EFFORTS

Stakeholders from across Canada working together to identify gaps and tap into resources to fill these gaps.

GOAL 2

TRAINING AND COMMUNICATION

Providing resources and tools to create a savvy workforce in industrial, academic, and government laboratories.

GOAL 3

PARTNERSHIP & NOTORIETY

Strengthen the Canadian health and safety ecosystem for advanced materials and nanotechnology through international partnerships.

Committee Members

Marie D’Iorio (Chair)
NanoCanada

Hind Al-Abadleh
Wilfrid Laurier University

Greg Goss
University of Alberta

François Grenier
Brilliant Matters

François Lagugné-Labarthet
Nano Ontario

Kimberly Ong
Vireo Advisors

Stéphane Ruggeri
Prima Quebec

Mark Teo
WorkSafe BC

Ludwig Vinches
University of Montreal

Yi Zhang
Health Canada

Stéphane Gagné
Ovensa

Charles Boudreault
NanoPhyll

Ursulla Aho-Glele Reinhard
Public Health Agency of Canada

Janice Warkentin
NanoCanada