CoPEH-Canada Course and Webinar Series

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2019 Hybrid, multi-site course on ecosystem approaches to health

May 2019

This part online, part face-to-face graduate level course on ecosystem approaches to healthis being offered at four “sites” in May 2019: Montréal (UQAM), Guelph (University of Guelph), Prince George (University of Northern British Columbia) and an online “site.” Six 90-minute sessions (seven in the case of the online group) will be conducted as simultaneous webinars across the sites. The rest of the time for the three onsite groups will be locally run sessions, including field trips. We offer a rigorous, hands-on pedagogical approach.

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 2019, the schedule for the webinars is Tuesdays and Thursdays from May 2nd to May 23rd at 1:30 pm (EST), ending at 3:00 (EST) all webinars except May 7th and 23rd when the end time will be 3:30. The tentative webinar topics are the following:

Date (duration) Topic
May 2 (online "site" only) Orientation to Hybrid Course/Webinar Series: Introduction & History of Principles of Ecohealth
May 7 (ends 3:30) Resilience & Sustainability
May 9 Complexity & Systems Thinking 
May 14 Transdisciplinarity & Knowledges
May 16 Sex, Gender, & Equity 
May 21 Case study
May 23 (ends 3:30) Knowledge Translation

For those interested in taking the 2019 course or following the webinar series, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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