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William Leiss, OC, FRSC (born 1939) was President of the Royal Society of Canada from 1999-2001.

Born in Long Island, New York at the end of 1939, he grew up in rural Pennsylvania. He began his university education in New Jersey, at Fairleigh Dickinson University, graduating in 1956 with a B.A. summa cum laude (major in history and minor in accounting); then in Massachusetts, with a M.A. in the History of Ideas Program at Brandeis University (1963); and finally in La Jolla, California, with a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego (1969). Leiss studied with Herbert Marcuse at UCSD.

Dr. Leiss started his academic career in the Political Science Department at the University of Regina, before moving on in 1973 to two stints with the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University (also Political Science and the Graduate Programme in Social and Political Thought there), interrupted by a brief stay at the University of Toronto's Department of Sociology; then in 1980 to the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, where he was department chair for six years and later Vice-President, Research. He was awarded the five-year, externally-funded Eco-Research Chair in Environmental Policy at the School of Policy Studies, Queen's University, in 1994 and was then in the Faculty of Management at the University of Calgary where he held a five-year research chair, the NSERC/SSHRC/Industry Chair in Risk Communication and Public Policy, funded under the granting councils' Management of Technological Change program. He is now at University of Ottawa, in the R. Samuel McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment as Scientist and Adjunct Professor.

In 2003, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

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Total Books: 30
The Doom Loop in the Financial Sector  And Other Black Holes of Risk
2010 - The Doom Loop in the Financial Sector and Other Black Holes of Risk [Critical Issues in Risk Management] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780776607382
ISBN-10: 0776607383
Genres: Business & Money, Science & Math, Politics & Social Sciences
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The Priesthood of Science A Work of Utopian Fiction
2008 - The Priesthood of Science a Work of Utopian Fiction [The Herasaga] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780776606774
ISBN-10: 0776606778
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Teen & Young Adult
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Risk Analysis Strategies for Credible and Defensible Utility Decisions
2007 - Risk Analysis Strategies for Credible and Defensible Utility Decisions (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781583215272
ISBN-10: 1583215271
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Hera or Empathy A Work of Utopian Fiction
2006 - Hera or Empathy a Work of Utopian Fiction [The Herasaga] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780973828306
ISBN-10: 0973828307
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Social Communication in Advertising  Consumption in the Mediated Marketplace
Mad Cows And Mother's Milk The Perils Of Poor Risk Communication
In the Chamber of Risks Understanding Risk Controversies
2001 - In the Chamber of Risks Understanding Risk Controversies (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780773522381
ISBN-10: 0773522387
Genre: Nonfiction
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Risk and Responsibility
1994 - Risk and Responsibility (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780773511774
ISBN-10: 0773511776
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Outdoors & Nature
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Risk and Responsibility
1994 - Risk and Responsibility (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780773511941
ISBN-10: 0773511946
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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The Domination of Nature
1994 - The Domination of Nature (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780773511989
ISBN-10: 0773511989
Genres: Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Social Communication in Advertising Persons Products and Images of Well-Being
C B Macpherson Dilemmas of Liberalism and Socialism
1988 - C B Macpherson Dilemmas of Liberalism and Socialism [New World Perspectives] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312024758
ISBN-10: 0312024754
Genre: Nonfiction
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Limits to Satisfaction An Essay on the Problem of Needs and Commodities
The Limits to Satisfaction An Essay on the Problems of Needs and Commodities
1978 - The Limits to Satisfaction an Essay on the Problems of Needs and Commodities [Open Forum] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780714526478
ISBN-10: 0714526479
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Domination of Nature
1974 - Domination of Nature (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780807041611
ISBN-10: 0807041610
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation, Outdoors & Nature
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Under Technology's Thumb
Under Technology's Thumb (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780773507241
ISBN-10: 0773507248
Genre: Computers & Technology
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CB Macpherson Dilemmas of Liberalism and Socialism
Cb Macpherson Dilemmas of Liberalism and Socialism (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780773535275
ISBN-10: 0773535276
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Limits to Satisfaction
Limits to Satisfaction (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780802062888
ISBN-10: 0802062881
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