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Canadian Public Health Association

Exploring Careers in Public Health Webinar Series

Join us each month as we dive into a topic related to a degree in public health.

The webinars—a combination of mentorship and skills-building—will provide participants with career-related insights and advice. This series is primarily intended for students, trainees and early career professionals.

Cost

  • Free for CPHA members
  • $12 each for non-members

Registration

Registration for each webinar opens in the month preceding the date of the webinar. Find the link to register in each session's detailed description below. Space is limited.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

To receive a full refund, if applicable, we must receive your cancellation notice at least 24-hours prior to the webinar start time. Please notify the Communications Department if you can no longer attend.

Recordings

Webinar recordings are available immediately following the webinar for CPHA members and paid registrants. Webinar recordings are posted on YouTube three months following the presentation.

Questions?

Direct your webinar series questions to the Communications Department.


2017

Public health research in an academic setting

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.

Public health careers outside of the public health sector

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.

2016

Finding a public health practicum placement

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.

Getting a job in public health with a Master in Public Health

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.

Canada’s public health system

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.

Leadership in public health

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.