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.

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 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

DateSpeaker (Institution)Title/Topic
November 24, 2023Fiona A. Miller (University of Toronto)Climate resilient local carbon sustainable health systems
January 12, 2024Joel 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, 2024Azita Zahiriharsini & Mahée Gilbert-OuimetSex and gender considerations in the associations between psychosocial stressors at work and coronary heart disease incidence
February 9, 2024TBDTBD
February 23, 2024Kathleen Dobson (Institute for Work & Health)Depression in the working age population
March 8, 2024Christopher MacDonald (University of Toronto)Impact of COVID-19 on the physical and mental wellbeing of Canadian paramedics
March 22, 2024TBDTBD
April 5, 2024TBDTBD

Past Seminars

November 10, 2023 – Wildfire smoke, population health, and the Canadian climate future
Sarah Henderson (BC Centre for Disease Control & National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health)


October 27, 2023 – Opioid-related harms among Ontario workers
Jeavana Sritharan, OCRC, and Nancy Carnide, Institute for Work and Health

Visit the https://opioidsandwork.ca/ site to learn more.


October 13, 2023 – Can we reduce inevitable exposures to chemicals of concern?
Miriam Diamond, University of Toronto


September 29, 2023 – The impact of HVAC filters in residential buildings
Amy Li, University of Waterloo

Please contact ocrc@ontariohealth.ca for presentation slides.


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

Visit HealthyDesign.City to learn more. Access the HealthyPlan.City tool to explore inequities in the built environment in your city.