Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH) Seminars


The annual symposium on Environmental, Occupational and Population Health, Cascadia (formerly Semiahmoo) is a joint meeting of the University of Washington (School of Public Health – Dept of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences & Dept of Health Services); University of British Columbia (School of Population and Public Health); Simon Fraser University (Faculty of Health Sciences); and Oregon State University (College of Public Health and Human Sciences) and is a great opportunity for cross border conversations and collaborations. Click here for more information.

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Presentations may contain provisional unpublished information and must NOT be distributed without explicit permission of the presenter.


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September 8 Jesse Cooper The role of hospital toilets in microbial dissemination and the effectiveness of ultraviolet C irradiation Not available
September 15 Chris McLeod Developing an effective occupational health and safety management system. A provincial, national, and international perspective. Click here to view the recorded seminar
September 22 Mieke Koehoorn Does gender matter to occupational health and safety? Not available
September 29 Matthew Wagstaff Monitoring Residential Woodsmoke in BC Click here to view the recorded seminar
October 6 Xibiao Ye Epidemiology of hematologic cancers: the role of environment, occupation, and medications Click here to view the recorded seminar
October 13 Byron Gates Engineered Nanomaterials in the Workplace Environment: A Perspective Not available
October 20 Anders Erickson How low to go? Assessing the health effects of low levels of air pollution. The Mortality Air Pollution Associations in Low Exposure environments (MAPLE) project. Click here to view the recorded seminar
October 27 Karen Bartlett Indoor air quality and health in Canadian First Nations communities Click here to view the recorded seminar
November 3 Carolyn Sparrey The effect of environmental exposure on the performance of fall arrest systems Click here to view the recorded seminar
November 10 Sara Adar From Tailpipe to Windpipe: Characterizing the Health Impacts of Pollution from Motor Vehicles Not available
November 17 Prabjit Barn A Randomized Controlled Trial of HEPA Filter Air Cleaner Use and Fetal Growth in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia Click here to view the recorded seminar
November 24 Abigail Overduin Ergonomic Case Studies: Successes & Challenges Click here to view the recorded seminar

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January 12 TBA TBA
January 19 TBA TBA
January 26 TBA TBA
February 2 TBA TBA
February 9 TBA TBA
February 16 TBA TBA
March 2 Michael Brauer TBA
March 9 TBA TBA
March 16 TBA TBA
March 23 TBA TBA
March 30 TBA TBA
April 6 TBA TBA

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.