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Workshops and Presentations

The team at NCCEH regularly presents at environmental health events across Canada in addition to organizing workshops and meetings on various developing topics. A select listing of our presentations made at conferences and other meetings is available here.

Please contact us to find out if we can contribute to an upcoming event.

How We Talk about "Pot" Matters: Risk Messaging around Cannabis Legalization

This presentation, originally delivered at the 2017 CIPHI Annual Education Conference in Richmond, BC, provides an overview of some basic risk communication principles as they pertain to cannabis legalization in Canada, and provides suggestions and examples for those shaping public health risk messaging.

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Radon and Child Care Facilities

This presentation was delivered at the 83rd CIPHI National Annual Education Conference and created in conjunction with an environmental health officer from the BC Interior Health authority. It provides an overview of testing research and policies to reduce childhood radon exposure.

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

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.

Speaker: Leia Minaker, Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo

Recording (YouTube)

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Public Health and Industry: Partners In Reducing Lead Exposure

This presentation, delivered at the Canadian Water Quality Association's (CWQA) Annual General Meeting, discusses opportunities for Public Health and the Drinking Water Treatment Industry to partner in reducing lead exposure.

 

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Health Effects of Oil Spills: Implications for Impacted First Nations Communities

This presentation, delivered at the Centre du savoir sur mesure (CESAM) 1st national symposium, contains a combination of academic research carried out during the Exxon Valdez oil spill as well as a much more recent event that occurred in Heiltsuk territory on BC’s central coast.

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Talking about ticks: Communicating into a challenging and changing environment

One of three presentations delivered as a webinar in collaboration with the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID).

The two other presentations from this event (titles below) and the full webinar recording are available upon request from NCCID:

Lessons learned from previous outbreaks: West Nile virus Communicating climate change: A whole Earth perspective

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NCCEH: Linking Research with Practice

Poster presentation from the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Ontario Branch) 2016 Annual Conference.

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Introduction to Food Environments: Contextualizing Retail Food Environment Assessments for Public Health Inspectors

Topics: Food 

Poster presentation from the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Ontario Branch) 2016 Annual Conference.

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Public Health Ethics: A Case in Environmental Health

In this webinar, co-presented by NCCHPP and NCCEH, participants discussed the evidence and ethics of a case involving radon.

Presenters:

Recording of the webinar

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

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.

Speaker: Laura Chow, Environmental Health Officer, Built Environment Team, Vancouver Coastal Health

Recording (YouTube)

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

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.

Speaker: Marc Lafontaine, Science Advisor, Health Canada

Recording (YouTube)

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Conducting a Literature Search and Semi-Systematic Review: The NCCEH Approach

Evidence-informed decision-making seeks to incorporate both scientific or academic knowledge, as well as the practical knowledge of public health professionals. However, the use of scientific evidence is hindered by a number of factors, particularly the lack of an easy-to-use protocol to search, appraise and synthesize academic sources in a timely manner. In this document, we provide an overview of semi-systematic literature reviews as a way to incorporate scientific evidence into EIDM, and we provide a step-by-step protocol encompassing literature search, critical appraisal, and synthesizing new knowledge. The intent of this document is to both assist public health practitioners who wish to conduct their own reviews, as well as provide insight in to the literature review process at NCCEH.

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Creating Space: Enabling Organizational Capacity for Action on Health Equity

In September 2016, the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH) and the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health (NCCDH), in collaboration with the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) hosted two sessions about health equity and environmental public health (EPH) practice at the Annual Educational Conference of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) in Edmonton, Alberta. This was followed by a workshop at the New Brunswick Branch Education Conference in Fredericton and a presentation at the Nova Scotia Branch Education Conference in Fall River in October 2016. These sessions, including input from participants, are summarized here to provide guidance on priority action areas.

The objectives of these sessions were to:

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

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.

Speakers:Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett, Heiltsuk NationLinda Pillsworth, Manager of Environmental Public Health Services, FNHAAngela Eykelbosh, Environmental Health & Knowledge Translation Scientist, NCCEH/BCCDC

Recording (YouTube)

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Evaluating a Novel Carbon Monoxide Monitoring Framework in Long-Term Care Facilities

The Ontario Public Health Convention (TOPHC) 2016

This poster highlights the findings from our evaluation of Saskatoon Health Region’s carbon monoxide (CO) monitoring policy in 10 long-term care facilities (LTCFs).

Presenter: Daniel Fong

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

Topics: Climate 

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.

Speaker: Céline Campagna, Responsable scientifique adjointe, Institut national de santé publique du Québec

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Fires, Floods, and Bugs: How Climate Change Impacts Drinking Water Source Quality

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 82nd Annual National Educational Conference. 

Climate change is anticipated to have myriad potential impacts on human health, some of which may be difficult to predict. However, the effects of climate change on ground and surface water, and the concomitant risk to human health through disruptions to drinking water, have been the subject of intensive research, particularly for communities with high quality source water supplies that originate in forested watersheds. Observed and modelled impacts include changes to the quantity of water available, as well as changes in water quality. Of particular concern are the anticipated increases in frequency of sudden shifts between high- vs. low-flow conditions, as well as rapidly changing and increasingly variable water quality, which may pose a severe challenge for drinking water treatment, particularly in small water systems.

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Flint Water Crisis: Can It Happen in Canada?

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 82nd Annual National Educational Conference

In January 2016 a US federal state of emergency was declared in Flint Michigan due to elevated lead concentration in the city’s drinking water. This presentation gives an overview of the Flint lead crisis and how regulation was insufficient to protect public health given human error and omission. Comparisons will be made to the Canadian regulatory system and a discussion of the role of lead monitoring in drinking water and blood lead surveillance in Canada will be presented. Effective mitigation strategies for lead in drinking water and implications for public health inspector practice in Canada will be discussed.

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Integrating Indigenous Community Planning into a Healthy Built Environment

Canadian Public Health Association Public Health 2016

In collaboration with NCCAH, this session included four presentations, each addressing different aspects of a holistic approach towards integrating the natural and built environment, economy, and health in Indigenous community planning. The following concepts emerged from the 90-minute symposium:

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Effect of pH and temperature on food safety of kombucha tea / EHO's knowledge of sensory deprivation tanks

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.

  Title 1: Effect of pH and temperature on food safety of kombucha tea

Speaker: Ryan Hammel, BCIT Environmental Health student 

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