Hot planet, cool heads: Health in a changing climate
Climate change is a complex issue. It may feel overwhelming, abstract or maybe like it isn’t even your problem at all. The truth is, we are all impacted.
How will this global crisis affect you?
At the next This is Public Health™ lecture, researcher Sherilee Harper will explain four ways climate change affects our health. She will also remind us of our resilience and adaptability, while challenging us to prepare for the future.
Join us for this free public lecture.
Thursday, November 7 | 6 to 7 p.m.
2-190 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 87 Avenue, Edmonton
Reception from 5 to 6 p.m.
If you are unable to attend the lecture, you may view the livestream here.
3 things that make you sick
How [income / race / where you live] affects your health
There are many things that determine your health, including social factors. Your income and education levels, your race and the strength of your relationships, for example, all have an effect.
Closing the gap between the most privileged and most disadvantaged is more than a matter of health equity. It’s a matter of social justice.
Lecture by assistant professor Roman Pabayo.
Q & A
Worldwide killers | Public health responds
2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic that infected one-third of the world’s population and left approximately 50 million dead in its wake. It is one of the deadliest disease outbreaks in recorded history.
A century later, what have we learned? And could this happen again?
Lecture by Assistant Professor Stephanie Yanow.
Sleeping soundly | Why catching Zzz's matters for kids
Sleep is a pillar of child health and wellbeing. And yet, many Canadian children are sleep deprived. Can promoting healthy behaviours at school translate to sleeping soundly at home?
Lecture by Assistant Professor Kate Storey.