Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series 2023-2024

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.

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Seminar Details

Time: Seminars are held on Fridays from 12:00pm to 1:00pm (ET)
Location: online only

The seminars are open to everyone, and can be attended via Zoom webinar. Registration is free of charge. To register, and to receive the instructions for connecting to the webinar, please follow the registration 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.

Attendance at OEH seminars may support requirements for continuing education and/or professional development, including the CIPHI Continuing Professional Competencies Program, CRBOH Registration Maintenance Program, or BCG Recertification Points. Please refer to requirements under your relevant professional body to ensure compliance. Records of attendance will be provided to attendees who make this request during the registration process. For more information, please contact Victoria Arrandale (victoria.arrandale@utoronto.ca).  

Upcoming Seminars

Date Speaker (Institution) Title/Topic
September 29, 2023 Amy Li (University of Waterloo) The impact of HVAC filters in residential buildings
October 13, 2023 Miriam Diamond (University of Toronto) PFAS in the environment
October 27, 2023 Jeavana Sritharan (OCRC) & Nancy Carnide (Institute for Work & Health) Opioid-related harms among Ontario workers
November 10, 2023 Sarah Henderson (BC Centre for Disease Control & University of British Columbia) Wildfires
November 24, 2023 Fiona Miller (University of Toronto) Climate resilient, local carbon sustainable health systems
January 12, 2024 Joel Moody (Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development & University of Toronto) Occupational health and safety and the view from the Chief Prevention Officer
January 26, 2024 Azita Zahiriharsini & Mahée Gilbert-Ouimet Sex and gender considerations in the associations between psychosocial stressors at work and coronary heart disease incidence
February 9, 2024 TBD TBD
February 23, 2024 Kathleen Dobson (Institute for Work & Health) Depression in the working age population
March 8, 2024 Christopher MacDonald (University of Toronto) Impact of COVID-19 on the physical and mental wellbeing of Canadian paramedics
March 22, 2024 TBD TBD
April 5, 2024 TBD TBD

Past Seminars

September 15, 2023 – Environmental Equity Mapping Tools for All
Jeff Brook, University of Toronto


Click the links below to access presentation slides from previous seminar series:

2013/14 — 2014/15 — 2015/16 — 2016/17 — 2017/18 — 2018/19 — 2019/20 — 2020/2021 — 2021/22 — 2022/23