Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) Seminars

Time: Friday afternoons, 12:30 to 1:30 pm. Location: Room B151, SPPH Building, 2206 East Mall, Vancouver, B.C.

The best of current research in the Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (OEH) field is presented at these seminars, which run weekly during the academic year. Attendance is mandatory for MSc OEH students.

You are welcome to join us online via Adobe Connect. Please see below for technical information about this process.

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Important Note

Presentations may contain provisional unpublished information and must NOT be distributed without explicit permission of the presenter.


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January 6 Semiahmoo Conference
January 13 Angela Eykelbosh
Environmental Health Scientist, BC Centre for Disease Control, National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health
Oil Spills: Scoping the Issues for Environmental Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Click here to view
January 20 Lawrence Frank
UBC Professor, Bombardier Chair, and Director of the Health and Community Design Lab, SPPH and SCARP
New Evidence and New Tools to Link Our Environment with Our Health Click here to view
January 27 Derrick Lee
Statistical Methodologist, BC Cancer Agency
Modeling occupational polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure using workplace monitoring databanks with applications in occupation related breast cancer risk Click here to view
February 3 Bojosi Gamontle
PhD Candidate; Bridge CIHR/MSFHR Strategic Training Fellow
Supervisor: Professor Karen Bartlett
Perspectives of Botswana health policy-makers and healthcare workers towards Mycobacterium Tuberculosis infection control and occupational health policies guidelines Click here to view
February 10 Sarah Henderson
Senior Scientist, BC Centre for Disease Control
Not the usual suspects: Road dust and residential woodsmoke in British Columbia Click here to view
February 17 Claire Mocock
Risk & Safety Manager, Canucks Sports & Entertainment; Outreach Director, AIHA
Promoting a safety culture in a large sports & entertainment venue Click here to view
February 24 Reading Week
March 3 Jennifer Blair
Senior Project Manger, TSS Total Safety Services
An Industrial Hygienist’s Role in the Clean-up of Clandestine Laboratories Click here to view
March 10 AIHA Annual General Meeting
March 17 Dr Fay Johnston
Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania and Department of Health and Human Services
Air quality and demands for ambulance services. Is there an association? Click here to view
March 24 Dr. Sean Tucker
Faculty of Business Administration, University of Regina
CEOs and Safety: How Top Organizational Leaders Impact Employee Well-Being Click here to view
March 31 Billy Quirke
Research Manager, Partnership for Work, Health and Safety, SPPH
Leading Indicators: Applying the Institute for Work and Health organization and performance metric in the BC long-term care and manufacturing sectors Click here to view
April 7 Dave Stieb
Health Canada and University of Ottawa School of Epidemiology, Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Health effects of air pollution in rural areas Click here to view

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Technical Information

Traditional computers:

  • Mozilla Firefox (v. 3 or above) or
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer (v.7 or above)
  • Adobe Flash Player is also required (download)

iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad:

Android phones and tablets:

Please visit this Adobe page to ensure system requirements are compatible between your device (desktop computer or mobile device) and Adobe Connect.

Logging into  Adobe Connect seminar:

  • Login to Adobe Connect using the Click to View address for the seminar you are interested in viewing
  • Enter as a Guest - please type your FIRST and LAST NAME
  • Click on "Enter room"
  • You will be placed into a queue, awaiting approval from the seminar assistant

Communicating in Adobe Connect:

  • You will be able to view the presentation, hear the presenter, as well as text-chat with the seminar assistants in the chat box at the bottom of the screen.
  • You will not be able to ask verbal questions.
  • If you have a question for the presenter, please type it into the chat screen and it will be read aloud during the Q&A portion of the seminar.

We cannot diagnose remote technical issues on the day of the seminar.

However, we are happy to confer with you or your IT support staff regarding our configuration ahead of time. Please contact spph.it@ubc.ca at least three business days before the next seminar.

Adobe Connect Technical Supporton-line  or by phone 1-800-422-3623.