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The Ron de Burger Student Award

Training and Education

The Ron de Burger Student Award is an annual award offered in partnership with the Environmental Health Foundation of Canada (EHFC) for students enrolled in Canadian post-secondary institutions offering a Public Health Inspection (PHI) program or a degree in public health. It is dedicated to the memory of Ron de Burger, who was a celebrated leader in public health and a longtime NCCEH advisory board member.

The Award:

This award is intended for students of public health to develop awareness and promote critical analysis of environmental health issues by creating a brief evidence review. We believe that quality student work should be encouraged and recognized.

Up to five (5) awards are made available annually. Successful applicants will be awarded a certificate and a cheque in the amount of $500. Winning submissions will also be posted, along with the students’ names and programs of study, onto the NCCEH and EHFC websites.

Important Information:

Eligibility: Candidates must be a full- or part-time student at a Canadian post-secondary institution, enrolled in an environmental or public health program. Students who have graduated from their program in advance of the submission deadline by up to six months are also eligible to apply.

2018 Deadline: Friday May 25, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. (Pacific Time).

Submission Criteria: Available here. If you have additional questions, please send us an inquiry.

Submission Form: Available here.

Congratulations to the 2017 Award Recipients:

  • Strategies to Mitigate the Impacts of Extreme Heat Events Among Homeless Populations in BC’s Lower Mainland: A Review of Evidence-Based Approaches and Recommendations
    E Cabantog
    Simon Fraser University: Master of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health
    SummaryFull document.
  • Echinococcus multilocularis as an emerging public health threat in Canada: A knowledge synthesis and needs assessment
    E Denstedt
    University of Guelph: Master of Public Health
    SummaryFull document.
  • Application of behaviour change theories to food safety education in youth: A scoping review
    K Diplock
    University of Waterloo: PhD student, School of Public Health and Health Systems
    SummaryFull document.
  • Finding Headspace: A Knowledge Synthesis of the Effects of Urban Green Space on Mental Health
    R Janicki
    University of Guelph: Master of Public Health
    Summary. Full document.

 


Previous Award Recipients:

Note: the Ron de Burger Student Award criteria were revised after the 2014 competition.

2016

  • Climate Change and Infectious Disease Risk in the Canadian North
    S Chen
    University of Toronto: Master of Public Health in Epidemiology
    SummaryFull document.
  • Time is ticking: A needs assessment for Lyme disease health promotion
    A Kata
    University of Waterloo: Master of Public Health
    SummaryFull document.
  • The influence of fast-food restaurants surrounding homes and schools on measures of child and adolescent obesity: A Knowledge Synthesis
    E McDonald
    University of Waterloo: Master of Public Health
    SummaryFull document.

2015

  • Role of the built environment on older adults’ physical activity: An evidence review
    I Chhay
    University of Guelph: Master of Public Health
    Summary. Full document.
  • Agricultural runoff, cyanobacterial blooms in Lake Erie and public health: A knowledge synthesis
    C Friesen
    University of Guelph: Master of Science in Epidemiology
    Summary. Full document.
  • The interactive effects of poor air quality and extreme heat on health
    E Marshall-Catlin
    Queen's University: Master of Public Health
    Summary. Full document.

2014

  • The use of social media in environmental health research and communication: an evidence review
    M Hempel
    University of Guelph: Master of Public Health
    IntroductionFull Document.
  • Health Effects of Pharmaceuticals in the Water Supply: A Knowledge Synthesis
    S Lam
    University of Guelph: Master of Public Health
    SummaryFull Document.
  • Safety of Chinese Roast Pork as Determined by the Water Activity of the Skin and Cavity
    W Lao
    BC Institute of Technology: Environmental Health
    AbstractFull Document.
  • Safety and pH Measurements of Sushi Rice in Japanese Restaurants in Burnaby BC, Canada
    C Lee
    BC Institute of Technology: Environmental Health
    AbstractFull Document.
  • The Effectiveness of Ozone-chlorine Treatment for Reducing Chloramine Concentration Compared to Chlorine Treatment in Swimming Pools and Whirlpools
    D Mah
    BC Institute of Technology: Environmental Health
    AbstractFull Document.

2013

  • The Hot Lunch Dilemma: Evaluation Heat Retention Ability of Insulated Container with Macaroni and Cheese
    T Chu
    BC Institute of Technology: Environmental Health
    AbstractFull Document.
  • Comparison of Aerobic and E. Coli Colony-Forming Units Isolated From Circulating Paper and Plastic $20 Canadian Banknotes
    R Olivier
    BC Institute of Technology: Environmental Health
    AbstractFull Document.
  • Endocrine Disruptors in Drinking Water and Associated Health Effects: A Knowledge Synthesis
    V Wells
    University of Guelph: Master of Public Health
    SummaryFull Document.

2012

  • An Investigation on Organic Contaminants on Tattoo Machines
    S Jalili
    BC Institute of Technology: Environmental Health
    AbstractFull Document.
  • Is house dust a reservoir for infant gut bacteria?
    T Konya
    University of Toronto: Master of Public Health
    AbstractFull Document.
  • Infection Prevention and Control in Vancouver’s Medical Clinic Waiting Room: Is there consistency between regions of different socioeconomic status?
    B Kung
    BC Institute of Technology: Environmental Health
    AbstractFull Document.
  • One Health and EcoHealth in Ontario: A qualitative study exploring how holistic and integrative approaches are shaping public health practice in Ontario
    Z Leung
    University of Guelph: Master of Public Health
    AbstractFull DocumentJournal Article.
  • Uranium Mining: Assessing the potential health impact of uranium mining in Nunavut
    R Moorhouse, G Habibi, D Richard, T Byambaa, T Fabro
    Simon Fraser University: Master’s in Public Health
    AbstractFull Document.

 

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