Dr. Mark A. Williamson Director General of Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science

Mark A. Williamson is Director General of Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science (DRDC CSS), which operates in partnership with Public Safety Canada.  DRDC CSS  leads the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP) on behalf of the Government of Canada, a program whose mission is to strengthen Canada’s ability to anticipate, prevent/mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters, serious accidents, crime and terrorism through the convergence of science and technology (S&T) with policy, operations and intelligence. CSSP is designed to develop and sustain multi-jurisdictional networks for collaboration, to incentivize partnership to deliver innovative safety and security solutions, and to facilitate the transition of these enhancements, as well as  S&T advice, to end-users. Follow us on Twitter @DRDC_RDDC (#DRDC_CSS and #CSSP_PCSS)

rsity of Chicago and at The University of California at Davis.

Keynote and Featured Speakers

The Honorable Seamus O'Regan

Minister of Veterans Affairs & Associate Minister of National Defence

Major-General W.D. Eyre

Deputy Commander, Military Personnel Command

Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honorable Roméo Dallaire

Founder, The Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative

Air Commodore Rich Withnall

Medical Director, UK Defence Medical Services

Warrant Officer (WO) Mark Jones

Joint Counter Explosive Threat Task Force

Dr. Mark A. Williamson

Director General of Defence Research and Development Canada’s Centre for Security Science

Dr. Christian Kastrup

Assistant Professor, University of British Columbia and 2016 Banting Award Winner

John W. Boerstler

Executive Director, NextOp and a Marshall Fellow