CoPEH-Canada Course and Webinar Series

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2018 Hybrid, multi-site course on ecosystem approaches to health

May 2018

This part online, part face-to-face graduate level course on ecosystem approaches to health was offered at three sites in May 2018: Montréal (UQAM), Southern Ontario (University of Guelph), and Prince George (University of Northern British Columbia). Eight sessions were conducted as simultaneous webinars across the three sites and the rest of the time was locally run sessions, including field trips. We offer a rigorous, hands-on pedagogical approach, illustrated through a case study.

Look out for information about the 2019 edition in January 2019.

This course is available to graduate students from all disciplines and also to professionals interested in these themes. It is possible to register for the full course for credit at one of the participating universities or to follow the webinars only, on-line (a certificate of completion is provided).

In 2018, the webinars (8) ran on Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 1st to May 24th (see schedule below)). The course ran on these same days and included the webinars, plus field visits, lectures and activities. The webinar topics for 2018 were the following (these vary slightly from year to year):

Date (duration) Topic
May 1 (90 minutes) Orientation to Hybrid Course/Webinar Series: Introduction & History of Principles of Ecohealth
May 3 (two hours for webinar participants) Resilience & Sustainability (Negotiating Health Activity)
May 8 (90 minutes) Transdisciplinarity & Knowledges
May 10 (90 minutes) Sex, Gender, & Equity
May 15 (90 minutes) Complexity & Systems Thinking
May 17 (90 minutes) Resource Extraction: environment, community, health connections
May 22 (90 minutes) Gender & Knowledge Translation
May 24 (two hours for everyone) Universities in their Watersheds, Social Networks Activity & Closing

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 10 yr anniversary edition course

Course participant Blogs


Demand for beer cans tied to ancestral bones washing ashore in BC

By Jenn Diederich 

Green as a colour-blind approach to ‘activism’

By Bianca Dreyer

Leaded blood: is the Cerro de Pasco community left out?

By Stefany Ildefonso


Three of the 2017 Hybrid course participants' Blogs

Girls Rock Camp North: An Ecosystems Approach to Summer Camp?

By Shayna Dolan 

An ounce of protection is worth a pound of cure

By Charles Paco

Canada 150: A Bitter Slice of Watermelon to Swallow

By Marlee Vinegar


2015 Intensive field school PARTICIPANTS' BLOGS

Three of the blogs written in the context of the 8th CoPEH-Canada field school (2015; Montréal) were published on the "Semaine du Saint-Laurent" website (French only), in conjunction with the the David Suzuki Foundation, in the lead up to their 4th edition of the Saint Lawrence River appreciation week. 

Écrit par Lauren Yee, Bénédicte Calvet, Marina Favrim Gasparin, Charles Cardinal et Jolène Santerre