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Events

We offer a directory of upcoming conferences, courses and other continuing education opportunities related to environmental health practice and policy. We also welcome input regarding any upcoming events of relevance to the environmental health community not listed here.

Events are described in their applicable language(s).

  • Nov 20 2018

    Using Surveillance Data as Evidence

    at 13:00 EST Topics: Practices and Procedures Location Type: Online

    Learn more about how surveillance data is used as a component of evidence-informed public health. This webinar will feature examples of how surveillance data is used as evidence by an Ontario public health unit as well as describe the strengths and challenges of using surveillance data as evidence in decision making.    Objectives: Provide an overview of population health assessment and...

  • Nov 27 2018

    The Healthy Built Environment Linkages Toolkit (v2): Reviewing the conceptual framework and tools

    at 11:00 Topics: Built Environment Location Type: Online

    Partnering with local governments is a powerful public health strategy to encourage healthy living and prevent chronic disease. To support the integration of health priorities within community planning and design, BCCDC has released an update to the “Healthy Built Environment Linkages Toolkit: making the links between design, planning and health” (Version 2.0, 2018). Since its original release in...

  • Nov 29 2018

    NCCEH Ron de Burger Student Award Winners for 2018

    at 12:00 PST Topics: Built Environment, Contaminants and Hazards Location Type: Online and In Person Location: Vancouver, BC

    Presentation 1: Exploring the Relationship between the Built Environment and Social Isolation and Loneliness: Implications for Public Policy   Summary: Purported to be as much of a risk factor for premature mortality as smoking 15 cigarettes per day, social isolation and loneliness is a significant predictor of adverse health outcomes. Through the application of a social ecological lens, a semi-...

  • Feb 06 2019

    Wildfire Smoke: A Growing Threat to Air Quality and Public Health

    at 09:00 PST Topics: Air, Climate, Forest Fires, Outdoor Air Location Type: In Person Location: Vancouver, BC

    Wildfires are becoming more frequent and intense as the global climate changes. Smoke from these fires causes episodes of the worst air quality that many populations will ever experience, sometimes lasting for weeks or months. The first part of the proposed workshop is intended to summarize the current state of the evidence on wildfire smoke generation, composition, toxicity, exposure assessment...