Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series 2017-2018

The Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) seminar series is supported by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Public Health Ontario, the Occupational Cancer Research Centre, and the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease. Contact ocrc@occupationalcancer.ca to sign up for the mailing list.

Seminars are held on Fridays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. The seminars are open to everyone, and can be attended in person or by webinar. To register, and to receive the instructions for connecting to the webinar, please follow the Eventbrite links next to each presentation date (table below). The link will become available approximately one week before each seminar date.

Following the seminar, presentation slides will be posted below with the consent of the presenter.

Due to ongoing construction at 480 University the location of the 2017-2018 seminars will vary depending on the date. Please refer to the schedule (table below) for the location of each seminar. We are using two locations in the vicinity of University Ave and College St. in Toronto, Ontario. Clicking on the locations below (and in the table) will take you to a google map for the location:


The Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The series is also approved by the Council of Professional Experience for professional development hours (PDHs) for members of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI), and by the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH) for Registration Maintenance (RM) points. Additional details on continuing education credits (including approval numbers) are available here. If you have further questions, please contact Elaina MacIntyre (elaina.macintyre@oahpp.ca).


Upcoming Seminars


Date Location Speaker (Institution) Title/Topic
February 23, 2018 480 University Ave Louise Aubin (Peel Public Health) Tackling Local Air Quality at the Local Level: Peel Public Health’s Experience
(Click to register)
March 9, 2018 480 University Ave Jeff Brook (University of Toronto) CANUE: The Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium


Past Seminars

February 9, 2018 – Towards a Better Understanding of Violence in the Workplace
Peter Smith, Institute for Work & Health


January 26, 2018 – Environmental sources of flame retardants and risk of breast cancer in young women
Shelley Harris, Cancer Care Ontario


December 12, 2017 – Is diesel equipment in the workplace safe or not?  A quantitative risk assessment for diesel engine exhaust
Roel Vermeulen, Utrecht University


November 24, 2017 – Burden of Occupational Cancer in Ontario: Major Workplace Carcinogens and Prevention of Exposure
Paul Demers, Occupational Cancer Research Centre, Cancer Care Ontario


November 10, 2017 – Exposure to Ultrafine Particles and Black Carbon in Diesel-Powered Commuter Trains
Cheol-Heon Jeong, University of Toronto


October 27, 2017 – Optimizing Work-Related Asthma Surveillance
Diane Lougheed, Queen’s University


October 13, 2017 – Mushroom Foraging and Poisoning from Ingestion of Wild Mushrooms: Know What’s in the Basket!
James Scott, University of Toronto


September 29, 2017 – Safe Employment Integration of Recent Immigrants and Refugees
Agnieszka Kosny & Basak Yanar, Institute for Work & Health


September 15, 2017 – Healthcare Workers’ Exposure to Antineoplastic Drugs
Chun-Yip Hon, Ryerson University


Click the links below to see presentations from previous seminar series:






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