This is Public Health

This is Public Health | Lecture series

 Lectures


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?

Associate Professor Sherilee Harper explained four ways climate change affects our health. She also reminded us of our resilience and adaptability, while challenging us to prepare for the future. 

Lecture video Food security and health Climate change: A public health issue

Past lectures

Roman Pabayo, Assistant ProfessorHow [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.

Lecture video Income inequality 3 things that make you sick

Stephanie YanowWorldwide 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.

Lecture video Q & A Infographic Flu Shot

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.


Legalizing Cannabis | Clearing the smoke 

Canada is poised to pass the Cannabis Act. But, is it just about providing legal access to the drug? 

Lecture by Assistant Professor Elaine Hyshka.

 

Old MacDonald had a farm injury 

It is the fourth most hazardous industry in Canada for injury. And when it comes to fatality rates, there is no profession more dangerous. Why, then, aren’t farm workers fairly and equitably protected by legislation in their workplace?

Lecture by Professor Don Voaklander.

 

10 things to know about addictions 

Addictions affect one in five Albertan adults. They involve alcohol, gambling, prescription drugs and other substances. How should communities respond, and how is our health system handling the problems?

Lecture by Professor Cameron Wild.

 

The water revolution | Reimagining our water system

Researcher Nicholas Ashbolt is working on ways to keep our water safe by reimagining how we use and reuse water, he is protecting the health and well-being of those living in our communities.

 

Dying in childbirth | Delivering solutions for mothers around the globe

Every day nearly 800 women die from childbirth around the globe. This is about the same as four full Boeing 767’s crashing per day. Of these women, 99 per cent are from developing nations.

Lecture by Associate Professor Zubia Mumtaz.