Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series 2018-2019

The Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) seminar series is supported by the Dalla Lana School of Public HealthPublic 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.

Seminar Details
Time: Seminars are held on Fridays from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: Gage Building, room 108 (223 College Street, enter off Ross Street)
Webinar: Available

The seminars are open to everyone, and can be attended in person or by webinar. Registration is free of charge. To register, and to receive the instructions for connecting to the webinar, please follow the Eventbrite links in the table below. The link will become available approximately a week before each seminar date.

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

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) will be available shortly. If you have further questions, please contact Elaina MacIntyre (elaina.macintyre@oahpp.ca). 


Upcoming Seminars

Date Speaker (Institution) Title/Topic
January 11, 2019 Paul Demers
(Occupational Cancer Research Centre)
The Occupational Disease Surveillance System
January 25, 2018 Vincent Spilchuk
(Public Health Ontario)
Case report: Environmental exposure to arsenic
February 8, 2019 Miriam Diamond
(University of Toronto)
The mountain of e-waste: Implications for occupational exposure
February 22, 2019 Nader Boutrous
(Michael Garron Hospital)
Workplace Violence Prevention
March 8, 2019 Kavita Walia
(University of Guelph)
Edible insects: Their food safety and relation to One Health
March 22, 2019 Kerolyn Shairsingh
(University of Toronto)
Improving land-use regression model estimates of traffic-related air pollution by extending models over space and time
April 5, 2019 Monique Gignac
(Institute for Work & Health/ University of Toronto)
Challenges in accommodating mental and physical health conditions: What workplace parties are saying


Past Seminars

December 7, 2018 – Perspectives on mitigating exposure to engineered nanomaterials in the workplace
Pat Rasmussen, Health Canada/University of Ottawa


November 30, 2018 – Water, Environment and Health: The impact of the open dump in Brasilia-DF, Brazil
Vanessa Resende Nogueira Cruvinel, University of Brasilia


November 23, 2018 – Asbestos-related lung cancer: An unrecognized health hazard
Christine Oliver, University of Toronto


November 9, 2018 – Current drinking water quality challenges: Morbidity and mortality associated with building water systems
Jennifer Clancy, Environmental Science, Policy & Research Institute


October 26, 2018 – Does climate modify the relationship between neighbourhood walkability and physical activity?
Justin Thielman, Public Health Ontario


September 28, 2018 – The economic burden of lung cancer and mesothelioma due to occupational and paraoccupational asbestos exposure
Emile Tompa, Institute for Work & Health


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

2013-2014  —  2014-2015  —  2015-2016  —  2016-2017  — 2017-2018