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Kiza Sauvé, BASc

Director, Health Sciences and Environmental Compliance Division, CNSC


Chemical Engineering, Nuclear Waste, Nuclear, Licensing and Compliance, Environmental Assessments, Deep Geologic Repositories, Radiation Biology, Epidemiology

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Roles and responsibilities

Kiza Sauvé is the Director of the Health Sciences and Environmental Compliance Division at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). Since 2001, she has worked at the CNSC in a wide range of areas, such as wastes and decommissioning, environmental and radiation protection, environmental assessment, environmental compliance and laboratory services, and now health sciences and environmental compliance. Ms. Sauvé is passionate about communicating about science with Canadians. She has contributed her expertise to CNSC ZED Talks and is a member of the Leading Group of Women in Nuclear (WiN) Canada, Eastern Ontario Chapter. She is a member of the COHERE Scientific Committee and provides leadership and oversight to the team.

Current research and/or projects

  • Oversight and leadership on all health sciences projects, including COHERE


  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering, University of Ottawa (1997–2001)

Professional activities/interests

  • Outreach and risk communication, health science research, environmental compliance and monitoring


  • Women in Nuclear Canada – Chair, Eastern Ontario Chapter

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