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July 2021

Protecting the health of Canadians and
Canadian workers on our warming planet

July 28, 2021 @ 12 - 1pm PT
Speaker: Dr. Glen P. Kenny,
University of Ottawa

With Canada’s population and workforce aging rapidly, the development of strategies to mitigate the adverse health impacts of heat stress in vulnerable sectors of the population is crucial to helping Canada adapt to the impacts of rising temperatures. This presentation will focus on examining the physiological factors that contribute to increased heat vulnerability and identify thresholds/limits for ‘high risk’ ambient and work conditions. 

Global Heat Health International Network

This webpage produced by an international, interdisciplinary team of extreme heat experts and policy makers, provides numerous resources and other learning opportunities around how to manage, adapt to, and communicate about extreme heat.

NCCEH Extreme Heat Resources

This topic page aims to provide practitioners with curated resources regarding the management of and adaptation to extreme heat events.

Elucidating the community health impacts of odours
using citizen science and mobile monitoring

Odours are often characterized as a nuisance rather than a health risk, but they can affect how people feel and behave. Studying odours may contribute to our overall understanding of air quality and its public health impacts. This Environmental Health Review article examines the potential effects of odours and introduces Smell Vancouver, a citizen science-based research project to explore Vancouver’s evolving smellscape.

Product highlight: US CDC Shigella Prevention and Control Toolkit

This NCCEH blog highlights the March 2021 CDC toolkit that provides guidance in Shigella outbreak investigations, transmission mitigation strategies, and sample communications resources for the public.

Wildfire, Smoke and Health Resources [Updated]

This NCCEH topic page aims to provide practitioners with curated resources regarding the public health response and management of wildfire and smoke events.

July 2021 Environmental Health & COVID-19 Scan

This monthly Research Scan highlights recent environmental health publications by topic and provides easy access to article abstracts and report summaries to support public health professionals, researchers, planners, students, and others working in public health.

Health Canada Indoor Air Questionnaire
Replies close on July 30, 2021

Health Canada’s Indoor Air Quality Program (*excluding radon) is seeking feedback on indoor air contaminants and issues to feed into our Risk Assessment Prioritization process. We are interested in your perspective on priorities in terms of individual and classes of indoor air contaminants for which a health-based exposure limit may be beneficial; as well as broader indoor air issues, sources, and indoor environments (residential and non-residential) of interest. Download the questionnaire here.

Health Canada Consultations

The Government of Canada regularly consults on health-related topics from drinking water to consumer products and more. A full list of topics currently under consultation can be found here. Some topics currently under consultation:

NCCEH Job Postings:
Environmental Health & Knowledge Translation Scientist 

(Temporary, Full-time)

Environmental Health & Knowledge Translation Scientist
(Regular, Full-time)

Located in Vancouver, BC, the National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health is seeking Environmental Health and Knowledge Translation Scientists whose responsibilities includes synthesizing, translating, and mobilizing knowledge to support environmental health practitioners and policy-makers. Posting open until filled.

NCCDH Job Posting:
Knowledge Translation Specialist

The National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, located at St. Francis Xavier University, a top-ranking Canadian university, is seeking one or two short-term Knowledge Translation Specialists, and one permanent Knowledge Translation Specialist. Their role will be to translate evidence and encourage uptake of effective health equity enhancing practices and policies by Canadian public health organizations and practitioners.
Posting closes July 16, 2021 @ 1pm AT. Learn more and apply here.

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