September 13, 2017 4:00pm EST
How often do diseases occur in different groups of people and why? What can we do to improve health? As medical detectives, epidemiologists are trained to uncover health problems, investigate the causes and consequences of disease, find ways to prevent illness and promote health, and evaluate interventions for public health, clinical practice, health services and policy. Catherine Dickson, public health physician and Field Epidemiologist at the Public Health Agency of Canada, will describe a typical day on the job, and give you a sense of what you can expect in an epidemiology career.
April 4, 2017 12:00pm EDT
Navigating through different career options can be challenging. This panel will highlight the unique paths and personal experiences of three different types of public health practitioners.
March 1, 2017 12:00pm EST
Developing and maintaining professional relationships beyond your fellow students and/or coworkers is essential for any career in public health. But how do you do this, especially at an early stage of career? The ability to network is critical, and like any skill, it takes practice and refinement. Having mentors and advisors can make a tremendous difference in your ability to perform to your highest potential on the job.
February 2, 2017 12:00pm EST
A career in public health can take you anywhere. Dr. Hyshka’s path started with an undergraduate lecture on illicit drug policy and led to a faculty appointment conducting applied health services and policy research at the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health. In this webinar, Dr. Hyshka will overview her own career trajectory, how she developed a research interest in substance misuse, and a snapshot of her day-to-day activities.
January 4, 2017 12:00pm EST
A Master in Public Health degree can take you anywhere. Just because you have a public health degree it’s unrealistic to expect you will get a job in the public health sector… nor should you necessarily want to! This webinar will feature some “non-traditional” careers chosen by people with public health backgrounds. The presenters will share how public health skills and competencies set them apart in the workforce.
December 1, 2016 12:00pm 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 provide tips and lessons learned that will help students who need to find a public health practicum placement regardless of the varied practicum placement approaches at different universities.
November 1, 2016 12:00pm EDT
When it comes to searching for a job, you can’t rely on Google. Searching for a job in public health with a Master in Public Health involves knowing the job landscape and having a professional online presence. This webinar will provide tips and tricks on job searching, developing your online presence, and tailoring your resume and cover letter for a job in public health. The presenter has a background in human resources and public health.
October 6, 2016 12:00pm EDT
Anyone with an interest in public health will benefit from a greater understanding of the structure and organization of public health systems in Canada. As one of the world’s most federated systems, how public health is organized, the services it provides, and by whom they are provided can vary dramatically by province and territory.
September 14, 2016 12:00pm EDT
What does it take to be a leader in public health? The field of public health is inherently multidisciplinary and is made up of a wide range of professionals – physicians, nurses, public health inspectors, health promoters, epidemiologists, nutritionists, dental professionals, and more. Yet we stand united around the concept of leadership.