December 16, 2020 2:30pm EST
For our December journal club session we will discuss a paper on identifying visible minorities or racialized persons on surveys.
November 25, 2020 1:00pm EST
For our November journal club session we will discuss a paper on psychosocial adaptation to climate change.
October 28, 2020 1:00pm EDT
For our October journal club session we will discuss a paper on conducting gender-based analysis of existing databases when self-reported gender data are unavailable.
September 30, 2020 2:30pm EDT
For our first journal club session we will discuss a paper on neighbourhood access to health services.
February 25, 2020 1:30pm EST
E-cigarette use (vaping) is a growing trend, particularly among adolescents and youth. To effectively address the rising prevalence of vaping, public health professionals need a common understanding about the health consequences of vaping, including the chemical composition of e-liquids, e-cigarette toxicity, and potential for addiction, along with evidence-based policies and regulations that have been applied to curb the trend. Gideon St.Helen from the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at the University of California San Francisco will present on what e-cigarettes are, the…
January 23, 2020 1:30pm EST
In the age of “big data” and “open data,” it’s easy to be swayed by the idea that “more” equals “better.” A common understanding of the theories and principles underpinning data collection, management, and storage is needed to promote high quality research and decision-making. In this webinar, Janis Geary will provide a high-level overview of these concepts with an emphasis on population health data. Naomi Hamm will discuss research methods for chronic disease surveillance using administrative health datasets and challenges associated with using complex data for secondary analyses. Partici…
December 11, 2019 1:30pm EST
Have you ever considered a career in the non-profit sector? What is the profile of someone who is likely to succeed in this environment? This webinar will highlight opportunities for public health leadership in the non-profit sector. The presenters have spent some portion of their career in the non-profit sector and will share their professional experiences. This will include broader opportunities to influence the social determinants of health, similarities and differences with public health careers in the public or private sectors, benefits and drawbacks of careers with non-profits, and l…
November 21, 2019 1:30pm EST
This webinar, offered in French only, will clarify the concept of public participation from a built environment perspective. It will explain how engagement is essential in order to achieve healthy places for residents and how it can help to identify issues that might otherwise go undetected. The webinar will also illustrate how participatory urban planning along with healthy built environments can tackle issues such as heat islands, collisions in low-income neighbourhoods, and limited access to green spaces or health institutions. Finally, the presenter will use case studies to demonstrate…
October 24, 2019 1:30pm EDT
This webinar will connect public health employers with students to share information on needed competencies of new hires in public health organizations. Students will learn about strategies to gain the kind of experience public health employers look for in applicants. Each panelist will briefly present on their perspective from their workplace, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions and engage with the three panelists.
September 19, 2019 1:30pm EDT
The upcoming federal election is an opportunity to get public health issues on the agenda of Canada’s political parties. Canada needs a federal government that is committed to sustained investment in public health across the country. This includes investment in strategies and programs that support strong healthy people in Canada regardless of their economic and social status. In this webinar, Trish Hennessy, Executive Director at Upstream, will provide an overview of the 43rd Canadian General Election and what the polls are showing. Frank Welsh, Director of Policy at the Canadian Public He…