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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.

Cannabis Legalization and Environmental Health

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

Recording (YouTube)

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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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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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BCIT Environmental Health Student Presentations 2017

Communicating the Risk of Infectious Diseases in a Changing Climate

A changing climate brings the threat of emerging, new infectious diseases and the resurgence of old infectious outbreaks. To ensure that public health professionals and policy makers receive timely information, effective risk communication must be used.

NCCEH and NCCID jointly presented a webinar last year that provided different perspectives on communicating risk in an “environment of change". The objectives of the webinar were to:

present a range of perspectives on good risk communication for public health stakeholders and to discuss how public health can contribute to effective messaging by providing some examples of emerging and resurging infectious diseases in the context of a changing climate.

Presenters:

SoundCloud recording of presentation

PDF icon NCCEH-NCCID Webinar Ticks_Risk_Communication Nicol.pdf, PDF icon Webinar_2017 Lessons learned from previous outbreaks West Nile virus-Elmieh (1).pdf, PDF icon Webinar_2017 Communicating Climate Change-Stephen (1).pdf

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

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: Dr. Mélissa Généreux, Director, Estrie Public Health

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

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: Anne-Marie Nicol, MES, PhD, Environmental Health Scientist, NCCEH

Abstract: This seminar describes the processes involved in shale gas production, including hydraulic fracturing, and provides an overview of the main public health concerns that can arise from the various stages. Potential exposures in air, water and at the community level are discussed, along with the current state of the evidence of regarding these exposures in the US and Canada. The presentation also includes an overview of the seismic risks that can occur specifically from hydraulic fracturing and waste water disposal.

Recording (YouTube)

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From communication to mitigation: The challenges of managing radon exposure in Canada

This presentation, delivered at the BC Lung Association’s 4th Annual Radon Workshop, outlines a theoretical framework that supports radon outreach and behavior change.

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Public health impacts of hydraulic fracturing: Seismic activity and potential risks

Canadian Public Health Association Public Health 2015

Presenter: Anne-Marie Nicol

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Shale gas extraction and public health: What we know, what we can infer, and how we can move forward

Canadian Public Health Association 2014 Conference

The panel session was designed to provide a basic understanding of shale gas extraction and hydraulic fracturing and to describe its impact on public health. Furthermore, this panel sought to identify important aspects to consider for provinces that are currently pursuing, or considering pursuing, the extraction of shale gas using hydraulic fracturing.

Introduction

Hydraulic Fracturing & Public Health: What we know, what we can infer and how we can move forward

Public Health Review on Shale Gas Activities: Water, Air Contamination and Technology Risk Management

Shale Gas and Public Health

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Specified Risk Material: Public Health Implications

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Ontario Branch) 2009 Educational Conference

Specified Risk Material: Public Health Implications

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Lead in School Drinking Water: Approaching a Public Health Issue from an Occupational Hygiene Perspective

Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization at Personal Service Establishments

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (Manitoba Branch) 2011 Annual Education Conference; BCCDC Grand Rounds Environmental Health Seminar Series

Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization at Personal Service Establishments

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Factors that affect RF Exposure from Mobile Phones

American Industrial Hygiene Association (BC/Yukon Local Section) Annual General Meeting and Conference 2010; previous version presented at University of Washington/UBC/Simon Fraser University Occupational and Environmental Health Conference

Factors that affect RF Exposure from Mobile Phones

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