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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.

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)

PDF icon 2017-11-02_EH_Seminar_Food_environment_measurements.pdf

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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.

PDF icon CIPHI_ON_2016_Introduction_Food_Environments-Chen.pdf

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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 

PDF icon 2016-06-30_EH_Seminar_Kombucha_Tea-Hammel.pdf, PDF icon 2016-06-30_EH_Seminar_Sensory_Deprivation_Tanks-Zambon.pdf

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Foodborne Chemical Toxins

Topics: Food 

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: Reza Afshari, MD, MPH, PhD. Senior Scientist, Toxicology, BCCDC

Recording (YouTube)

PDF icon 2015-12-17_EH_Seminar_Foodborne_Chemicals-Afshari.pdf

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Food Donation Guidelines, 2015

Topics: Food 

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors Saskatchewan 8th annual Professional Education and Development Seminar

The National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH) and the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) presented two sessions at the CIPHI Saskatchewan 8th annual Professional Education and Development Seminar held on September 29-30, 2015 in Regina, SK. See the presentation on NCCEH Resources for Environmental Health Professionals.

PDF icon CIPHI_SK_2015_Food_Security_Guidelines-McIntyre.pdf

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

Topics: Food 

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. Brian A. Nummer, Utah State University

Abstract: Acid, pickled and fermented foods are trending with small commercial and home-based food producers. What concerns in preparation, ingredients, packaging and acidification are there? Are these foods really lower risk? Is a home-based kitchen safe? How is shelf life determined? How does the processor know if refrigeration is safe? Can these foods be thermally processed for ambient storage? All of these questions will be answered and topped off with a brief discussion on inspections, traceability, and recall issues.

PDF icon 2015-11-05_EH_Seminar_Food_Safety-Nummer.pdf, PDF icon 2015-11-05_Food_Safety_Workshop_Final_Notes.pdf, PDF icon 2015-11-05_Food_Safety_Workshop_Promotional_Info.pdf

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Knowledge Translation and the Public Health Inspector: Turning Evidence into Practice / Sous Vide Salmon Pasteurization Temperature

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: Knowledge Translation and the Public Health Inspector: Turning Evidence into Practice

Speaker: Charlene Tang, British Columbia Institute of Technology 

PDF icon 2015-06-25_EH_Seminar_KT_for_PHIs-Tang.pdf, PDF icon 2015-06-25_EH_Seminar_Sous_vide_Cooking-Li.pdf

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EHOs' involvement with food security: Promoting food donations

Topics: Food 

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: Winifred Lao, Kimberly Wrixon, Cathy Wong, and Wilson Yu, British Columbia Institute of Technology

Recording (YouTube)

PDF icon 2015-04-30_EH_Seminar_Food_Donation_Guidelines.pdf

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Case Studies in Food Risk Assessments

Topics: Food 

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: Lorraine McIntyre, Environmental Health Services, BC Centre for Disease Control

Abstract: If you’ve ever wondered how long partially dried pasta can be refrigerated, the risks with carob or chocolate in raw food and baked desserts, or whether you can safely sous vide shell eggs, this presentation is for you.  Following a brief review of risk analysis, case studies derived from EHO field questions will be used to guide you through the process of a food safety risk assessment.

Recording (YouTube)

PDF icon 2015-02-26_EH_Seminar_Food_Risk_Assessment-McIntyre.pdf

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

Topics: Food 

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. Shannon Majowicz, Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo

Recording (YouTube)

PDF icon 2014-12-18_EH_Seminar_Food-related_Health_Outcomes-Majowicz.pdf

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Food Safety, Food Security, and the Public Health Inspector

Topics: Food Location: NB, Canada

CIPHI New Brunswick Annual Educational Conference 2014 CIPHI National Educational Conference 2014 (with Rick Kelly, Food Security Network of NL)

Food Safety, Food Security, and the Public Health Inspector (CIPHI NB)

Food Safety, Food Security, and the Public Health Inspector (CIPHI National)

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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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Food Security 101: What is Food Security and What Does It Have To Do With Food Protection?

Topics: Food Location: General, Canada

British Columbia Food Protection Association - BC's Premier Food Safety Conference 2009

Food Security 101: What is Food Security and What Does It Have To Do With Food Protection?

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Efficacy of some sanitizers or alternatives on food contact surfaces?

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

Efficacy of some sanitizers or alternatives on food contact surfaces?

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Bridging the Evidence-Practice Divide: The Science and Policy of Bisphenol-A

Raw Milk: Clarifying the Debate and Moving Towards Healthier Public Policy

Topics: Food Location: General, Canada

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 75th Annual Educational Conference

Raw Milk: Clarifying the Debate and Moving Towards Healthier Public Policy

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Food Safety Interventions: Disclosure

Taking a Big Picture Approach in Environmental Public Health: Public Health Inspectors and Food Security Interventions