Thinkific Online Course

November 12, 2019

and Now BACK for the second year!



Hiroshimashi and Nagasakishi


August 8, 2020



Canadian Conference

Toronto, ON

September 2, 2020

Continuing Global Nuclear Awareness Thinkific Online Learning Certificate Program

Fall 2020



Conference in Markham, Toronto 

Is the Dragon Sleeping in the house?

Understanding the landscape of nuclear challenges for Canada

November 2, 2019: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Culture of Preparedness Conference, 

Niagara University

Black Swans, Dragon Kings and Supernovae

October 26, 2019: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Symposium at Niagara University

Saturday, June 2, 2018 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Border Community Service of Niagara University and the Global Nuclear Awareness Program present A Free Symposium at Niagara University, Gallagher Center (Lower Level)


Current Nuclear Risks, Radiological Hazards and the Requirements for Personal Protection 

It doesn’t matter whether the cause of a nuclear or radiological event is hostile, accidental or industrial, whether it is an emergency incident or chronic environmental exposure.  People want to understand the risks and realities, the facts and the consequences of plausible and likely nuclear incidents, exposures and contamination. They want to know how they can protect themselves and their families from harm.


Current nuclear risks and radiological hazards (Tedd Weyman) will explore the current global and local nuclear risks, including the threats posed by emerging regional nuclear powers and the new nuclear arms race, as well as the radiological hazards posed by aging nuclear plants, nuclear waste, and transportation of radioactive materials. The challenges of a serious radiological incident will be explored by examining the effects of the 1945 bombing at Hiroshima and the consequences to communities and first responders of the nuclear accidents at Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima.


Basic Requirements for Personal and Family Protection (Paul Zimmerman) will address the education and preparations needed in advance to prevent harm in a radiological incident. The top priority is to acquire a basic understanding of nuclear radiation and its hazards. Following in importance is knowledge of simple radiation detection equipment and its usage. Only through instrumentation can a person determine when it is necessary to take shelter, whether or not the chosen shelter is adequate, and when it is safe to exit the shelter. The third mandatory area of study is the science of radiation shielding and methods for creating an effective fallout shelter. This presentation will cover all of these subjects.



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Genessee Community College Workshop 2018-2019

Genesee Community College: April 16, 2018

Special Classroom Lecture on Responding to Nuclear Incidents

Global Nuclear Awareness Program associates Dr. Linda Redfield Shakoor and Paul Zimmerman presented to an emergency preparedness class about the types of nuclear incidents which could occur in Western New York. Based on original research she recently conducted, Dr. Redfield Shakoor examined the challenges first responders might encounter in a radiological incident, both in their knowledge and their willingness to respond. Paul Zimmerman outlined the knowledge needed to prevent personal harm in a radiation environment. He also set out the basic protective steps first-responders should consider when responding to a nuclear accident or event.

Panel Discussion

World Life Institute, Center of Excellence: November 18, 2017

Global Nuclear Awareness Panel Discussion on Radiation Emergency Preparedness



Nicole Gerber, Emergency Manager, Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Albert Cheverie, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Dr. David Bell, WLI

Global Nuclear Awareness 
in the  News

Batavia Daily News

April 17, 2018

Aging Nuclear Power Plants and Radioactive Waste

Batavia Daily News November 24, 2017

Genesee and Orleans discuss radiation preparedness


Global Nuclear Awareness  Program 2017

"Outstanding program. I learned a lot and retained some of it. 
It is not as daunting as it was
20 years ago!"

"Well researched points and amazing lecturers. Basic knowledge was built on throughout the lectures so that was authentic for me, to create an opinion and understanding." 

 "I was impressed by the knowledge of every presenter."

© 2017 by WLI Centre of Excellence