Air Quality & Health Workshop

Organized annually, our annual workshop brings together air quality and environmental health experts and policymakers to share new insights regarding priority public health issues. 

FOCUS 2020: 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. 
 
WHEN : February 11, 2020 | 8am to 5:00pm
 
WHERE: Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, 1088 Burrard St, Vancouver
 
 
REGISTER (Attend in person or watch online) 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE - MORNING SESSION
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 SESSION
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
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

 

 

 

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