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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.

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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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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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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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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Communicating Health Risk Uncertainty: Busting the myths

BCCDC Grand Rounds Environmental Health Seminar Series

Communicating Health Risk Uncertainty: Busting the myths

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Quantitative Risk Assessment: An Overview and Discussion of Emerging Issues

Risk Communication (2009)

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

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Evidence-Informed Decision-Making in Environmental Health

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) Ontario Branch 2010 Conference

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Using Comparative Analysis as a Tool for Evidence-based Policy

National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) 2010 Summer Institute

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Risk Communication (2011)

Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) 2011 National Conference

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