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NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series

Training and Education

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series provides an opportunity for learning and knowledge exchange on a variety of environmental health topics. The seminars can be attended in-person or online. Subscribe to our monthly eNews to stay informed of upcoming sessions.

General information

The BCCDC/NCCEH Environmental Health Seminar Series was created with the intention of building the capacity of environmental health professionals through presentations on current and emerging topics. A short Q&A session follows each presentation.

The sessions are conducted in English from 12 to 1 p.m. (Pacific Time), and are recorded for later viewing. Participants are eligible to receive CIPHI Continuing Education Credits. Webinar instructions will be provided at the time of registration. If you have any suggestions for seminar topics, please contact us.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in these presentation are those of the presenters, and do not necessarily reflect those of the NCCEH or the Public Health Agency of Canada.

System requirements

Citrix GoToMeeting web conferencing system is used to broadcast the webinars. Audio is delivered via a teleconferencing system. During Q&A, you will be able to ask questions via the text-chat box.

Please test your computer’s system compatibility before the webinar to make sure all the requirements are met and you have enough time to update your system if needed. Google Chrome is the recommended browser.

Upcoming Seminars

Date Speaker(s) Title(s) and Registration
September 26, 2019 Sally Maguet, Consultant, BC Centre for Disease Control

Lessons in Public Health Planning for Wildfire Smoke



Archived Seminars

Date Speaker(s) Title(s)
July 11, 2019 Christine Sweezey, Michael Cai, Diane Lee
BCIT Environmental Health Students

BCIT Student Research Projects

June 12, 2019 Tissa Rahim, Project Coordinator, BC Centre for Disease Control

Calls to the British Columbia Drug and Poison Information Centre on the Cusp of Cannabis Legalization

May 29, 2019 Peter Berry, Senior Policy Analyst, Health Canada

Risks and vulnerabilities due to climate change in Canada: New evidence and HealthADAPT

April 18, 2019

Barbara Oke, Regional Manager, Health and Resource Development, Northern Health

Melissa Aalhus, Health and Resource Development Technical Advisor, Northern Health

Paradox of Wealth and Health: Resource Development and Social Determinants of Health
March 27, 2019

Juliette O'Keeffe, EH & KT Scientist, NCCEH

Victoria (Tory) Colling, Scientist, Walkerton Clean Water Centre

Cyanobacteria and drinking water
March 6, 2019

Casey Neathway, Interior Regional Manager of Environmental Public Health Services, First Nations Health Authority

Leela Steiner, Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientist, NCCEH

Indigenous Food Safety and Security: Community Adaptations in the Wake of Climate Pressures
January 30, 2019

Dianne Oickle, Knowledge Translation Specialist, NCCDH

Karen Rideout, Karen Rideout Consulting

Supporting Health Equity through Healthy Built Environments

November 29, 2018

Amber Gillespie, University of Guelph

Saarah Hussain, University of Guelph

Title: Exploring the Relationship between the Built Environment and Social Isolation and Loneliness: Implications for Public Policy 

Title: Computer Keyboards Transmitting More Than Words: A Knowledge Synthesis of Computer Keyboards in Hospitals as a Reservoir for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection

October 30, 2018

Shirra Freeman, Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientist, NCCEH

Unwrapped – Plastic Food Contact Articles And Chemical Food Safety
October 2, 2018

Maria Mukhtar, Analyst, Research and Policy, Peel Public Health

David Guillette, Data and GIS Specialist, Peel Data Centre

Mapping the Built Environment: Peel Public Health’s Healthy Development Mapping and Monitoring Project

June 28, 2018

1. Chloe LeTourneau-Paci, BCIT Environmental Health Student

2. Rachel Burak, BCIT Environmental Health Student

3. Jessica Wu, BCIT Environmental Health Student

1. An Evaluation of the Knowledge and Practices of Metro Vancouver Residents Regarding Mould

2. Public Knowledge and Perceptions of Cannabis: a British Columbia Perspective

3. Impact of Overcrowding Sous Vide Water Baths on the Thermal Process of Pork Loins

May 9, 2018

Dr. Craig Stephen, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative

Conservation as a Public Health Strategy for Climate Change Preparedness
April 26, 2018

Dr. Paul Belanger, Director, Knowledge Management, KFL&A Public Health

Dr. Nancy VanStone, Research Associate, Knowledge Management, KFL&A Public Health

Monitoring Health Impacts of Climate Change: A GIS Application to Display Real-Time Surveillance of Environmental Data and Health Outcomes Combined with Demographic Information
February 22, 2018

Dr. David Kaiser, Specialist Physician, Montreal Public Health

Public Health Surveillance of Housing Conditions: Recent Data From Montreal and Thoughts on Improving Impacts on Policy

January 10, 2018

Angela Eykelbosh, Environmental Health & Knowledge Translation Scientist, NCCEH/BCCDC

Cannabis Legalization and Environmental Health

November 2, 2017

Leia Minaker, Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo

Policy options for healthier retail food environments in city-regions: The case for a solid measurement foundation

June 29, 2017
  1. Thomas Quach, BCIT Environmental Health Student
  2. Jill Lin, BCIT Environmental Health Student
  3. Ali Moore, BCIT Environmental Health Student
  1. Assessing the risk of lead exposure to children from drinking water in Metro Vancouver child care facilities
  2. Evaluation of the daycare managers’ knowledge, attitude, and practice on lead in drinking water at daycares licensed by Fraser Health Authority
  3. Potential risks and user preferences of helmet-sharing program provided by Vancouver’s Mobi bike-share program
April 20, 2017 Laura Chow, Environmental Health Officer, Built Environment Team, Vancouver Coastal Health

Widening the Health Lens in the Environmental Impact Assessment Process: Lessons Learned in the George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project

February 16, 2017 Marc Lafontaine, Science Advisor, Health Canada

Guidance for the Characterization and Management of Public Health Risks from the Acute Release of Chemicals of Concern: Crude Oil

December 15, 2016

Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett, Heiltsuk Nation 

Linda Pillsworth, Manager of Environmental Public Health Services, FNHA

Angela Eykelbosh, Environmental Health & Knowledge Translation Scientist, NCCEH/BCCDC

Community Impacts of Fuel Spills: a Case Study from BC’s Northern Coast

October 27, 2016 Céline Campagna, Responsable scientifique adjointe, Institut national de santé publique du Québec

Climate change adaptation in public health : Over 10 years of progress in Quebec

June 30, 2016
  1. Ryan Hammel, BCIT Environmental Health Student
  2. Alyssa Zambon, BCIT Environmental Health Student
  1. Effect of pH and temperature on food safety of kombucha tea
  2. EHO's knowledge of sensory deprivation tanks
April 28, 2016 Dr. Mélissa Généreux, Director, Estrie Public Health

The 2013 Lac-Mégantic tragedy: The public health response then and now

February 25, 2016 Anne-Marie Nicol, MES, PhD, Environmental Health Scientist, NCCEH

On Shaky Ground - Evidence of Public Health Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing

December 17, 2015 Reza Afshari, MD, MPH, PhD. Senior Scientist, Toxicology, BCCDC

Foodborne Chemical Toxins

November 5, 2015 Dr. Brian A. Nummer, Utah State University

Pickling, fermentation, packaging and canning issues: is pH 4.6 the magic number?

June 25, 2015
  1. Charlene Tang, BCIT Environmental Health Student
  2. Rebecca Li, BCIT Environmental Health Student
  1. Knowledge Translation and the Public Health Inspector: Turning Evidence into Practice
  2. Sous Vide Salmon Pasteurization Temperature
April 30, 2015 Winifred Lao, Kimberly Wrixon, Cathy Wong, and Wilson Yu, British Columbia Institute of Technology

EHOs' involvement with food security: Promoting food donations

February 26, 2015 Lorraine McIntyre, Environmental Health Services, BC Centre for Disease Control

Case Studies in Food Risk Assessments

December 18, 2014 Dr. Shannon Majowicz, Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo

Can Eating be a Risk-Free Activity?: Conceptualizing Public Policy Initiatives Aimed at Improving Food-Related Health Outcomes

October 30, 2014 Dr. Trevor Hancock, Professor and Senior Scholar, University of Victoria

Environmental health equity: From the molecular to the global


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