Occupational and Environmental Health Seminar Series 2022-2023

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@ontariohealth.ca to sign up for the mailing list.

Seminar Details

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

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 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. If you have any questions, please contact Victoria Arrandale (victoria.arrandale@utoronto.ca).  

Past Seminars

March 31, 2023 – Heat Vulnerability in a Changing Climate

Karen Smith, University of Toronto


March 17, 2023- Regulating OHS in the Platform Environment

Eric Tucker, York University


March 3, 2023- Occupational asbestos exposure and gastrointestinal cancers

Mieke Koehoorn and Chris McLeod (University of British Columbia)


February 17, 2023 – Understanding exposures and communicating health risks from radon gas with Canadians
Aaron Goodarzi, University of Calgary


February 3, 2023 – Community-Level Air Pollution Monitoring in Hamilton Ontario
Matthew Adams, University of Toronto


January 20, 2023 – Home Care Provider Emotional Wellbeing: Experiences, Supports & Opportunities
Emily King (VHA Home HealthCare and University of Toronto)

– Refill Your Cup: Emotional Support Resources Directory for home care providers
– Study: Homecare PSW experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic
– Study: Who meets home care providers’ emotional support needs?


November 25, 2022 – Neighbourhood walkability, greenness and associations with mortality
Paul Villeneuve, Carleton University


November 11, 2022 – Environmental noise and health: Research and policy in Canada
Tor Oiamo, Toronto Metropolitan University


October 28, 2022 – Working and hurting in Little Bangladesh
Stephanie Premji, McMaster University

(If you are interested in a copy of the report, please email Dr. Premji or contact OCRC)


October 14, 2022 – Occupational stress and burnout in healthcare providers
Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia, University of Toronto

(If you would like to contact Dr. Behdin Nowrouzi-Kia, please visit https://ot.utoronto.ca/about/core-faculty/behdin-nowrouzi-kia/)


September 30, 2022 – The Microscopic World of Building Science
Sarah Haines, University of Toronto


September 16, 2022 – IARC Mechanistic Evidence for Cancer in Firefighters
Alexandra Long, Health Canada

(If you want more information on slides, please contact OCRC)