Organized annually, our annual workshop brings together air quality and environmental health experts and policymakers to share new insights regarding priority public health issues.
17th ANNUAL AIR QUALITY & HEALTH WORKSHOP | FEBRUARY 11, 2020 | VANCOUVER, BC
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE OF AIR QUALITY IN THE ERA OF CITIZEN SCIENCE
Marginalized communities are often disproportionately exposed to environmental hazards in comparison with the overall population. In response, the environmental justice movement has evolved, with a focus on equitable distribution of environmental benefits and burdens. The concept of environmental justice includes not only equal protection for all people under environmental laws, regulations, and policies, but also significant involvement of potentially impacted communities in environmental policy and natural resource development decisions.
Morning Chair: Chris Carlsten, Division Head, Respiratory Medicine, UBC Faculty of Medicine
The Big Picture - Julian Marshall, University of Washington
Characterization of Environmental Injustice in Canada - Amanda Giang, UBC
Indigenous Perspectives - Annita McPhee, Annita McPhee Strategies
The Overlap of Social and Environmental Stressors - Anjum Hajat, University of Washington
Traffic-Related Air Pollution Exposure in Large Canadian Cities - Lauren Pinault, Statistics Canada
Low Cost Air Pollution Sensors | Small Communities
After Lunch Chair: Marina Richter, Environmental Policy Analyst, Fraser Valley Regional District
Technology and Advances - Andrea Clements, US EPA
Supporting Communities - Graeme Carvlin, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
New Approaches to Residential Wood Smoke - Matt Wagstaff, Envirochem Services Inc.
Indigenous Communities | Citizen Science | Policy Perspectives
Final Session Chair: Sarah Henderson, Sr. Scientist, Environmental Health Services, BCCDC
Dealing with Industrial Emissions in Fort Mckay - David Spink, Pravid Environmental Inc.
Engaging Children in Environmental Education - Ian Longley, National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research
Policy Perspectives - Running Grass, Three Circles Center
PAST WORKSHOP SLIDES AND VIDEO INTERVIEWS