March 27, 2019 1:00pm EST
Canadians are already feeling the adverse health effects of climate change and time is running out to prevent catastrophic climate change. In the summer of 2018 many Canadians experienced soaring temperatures, massive wildfires, and dangerous levels of air pollution as smoke blanketed their communities. The Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA), the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA) and the Urban Public Health Network (UPHN) are asking all federal parties to recognize that climate…
February 25, 2019 12:00pm EST
Now that you've published an academic research paper in public health, what’s next? Sharing your research through mainstream media is a great way to expand your impact. In this webinar, Shari Graydon will share concrete strategies to help you translate your knowledge into short form media commentary capable of engaging a broader audience. Participants will come away with applied skills and the incentive to share their expert knowledge with the lay public. Please note that this webinar will not be recorded and slides will not be made available following the webinar.
January 16, 2019 1:00pm EST
As the only Canadian peer-reviewed publication dedicated to public health in Canada, the Canadian Journal of Public Health (CJPH) should be a venue of choice for Canadian researchers and graduate students to publish original results from their research projects. Publishing in peer-reviewed journals, however, is often a hazardous journey. Typically, the CJPH receives 400 papers per year for consideration, two-thirds of which are rejected outright, i.e., without being sent to peer review. In this webinar, Louise Potvin and Nazeem Muhajarine will share some key tips for peer reviewin…
December 12, 2018 1:00pm EST
Students and early career professionals are integral to CPHA’s membership. The Student Director oversees the Student and Early Career Committee, which helps provide input on current student activities and future directions. Activities include developing the annual student webinar series, Mentorship Program, Ambassador Program, Editorial Group, and Annual Conference. This webinar will feature a brief presentation by Manasi Parikh, CPHA’s Student Director. Representatives from various student initiatives will be available to answer questions. We hope to foster a conversation and answer all y…
November 22, 2018 1:00pm EST
Most Canadian schools and programs of public and population health require that students fulfill a practicum placement as a graduation requirement. This webinar will showcase the experience of recent graduates who completed a public health practicum placement and how the experience shaped their career path. They will discuss what they liked most, lessons learned, and tips for current students in the process of lining up a practicum.
October 31, 2018 1:00pm EST
Do you need to fulfill a practicum placement as a graduation requirement? This webinar will provide tips and lessons learned that will help students find a public health practicum placement regardless of the varied practicum placement approaches at different universities. Lisa Metselaar will discuss goal setting for your practicum to help you get the most out of a placement. Frank Welsh will provide a preceptor’s perspective. Having supervised dozens of practicum students, he has countless tips to share!
April 11, 2018 12:00pm EST
What roles do nurses play in public health? How do nurses specialize in public health? Public health nurses (PHNs) are specialists who integrate nursing and public health core competencies to impact population health. PHNs work in collaboration with individuals, families, organizations, communities and systems in various settings to prevent illness and injury, protect and promote health. PHNs provide clinical services, and engage in health promotion, surveillance, advocacy, policy, research, and formal leadership roles. PHNs play vital roles in addressing the social determinants …
March 6, 2018 5:00pm EST
Dr. Trevor Hancock never set out to become a public health physician. He entered a very specialty-oriented London teaching hospital in 1967 (“yes, I am that old!” he says) fresh from a year as a volunteer teacher in a small community in Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, thinking he would go back to work there. Trevor graduated six years later wanting to be a family physician and with an active engagement in ecological politics. Then almost immediately he moved to Canada, where he did family practice in rural New Brunswick and then in a community health centre in Toronto. But he became tire…
February 13, 2018 6:00pm EST
In some areas of public health, a postdoc is often the first position following the PhD. This webinar is intended for people who are completing a PhD or considering completing a PhD, and have questions about finding and landing postdoc positions. Laura Struik will share her recent experience and answer some questions you may have: what kind of public health postdocs are there and how do you find them; what to look for in an employer; how can you optimize your CV, cover letter and other application materials; how do committees make hiring decisions; what does the postdoc role entail. The ai…
January 16, 2018 5:00pm EST
What does health promotion entail? What role do health promoters play in public health? Health promotion is a key part of public health and an essential component in any public health program. It is the process of implementing a range of interventions—promoting healthy behaviours, creating supportive environments, encouraging healthy public policies—enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. Dr. Jackson will share her insights as an expert who specializes in participatory health promotion planning and evaluation, and health promotion education and training. She will explain how health promotion looks at the very broadest levels and aims to understand the interaction and interrelationships between these different levels and how they affect different problems whether at the individual, family, community or regional levels. This webinar aims to give you a sense of what you can expect in a health promotion career.