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EduTOX Video Challenge – Your Environment. Your Health, Speak Out!

edutox logo 2Do you like making videos? Are you interested in helping get the word out about toxins – hazardous substances that can affect our health – and what can be done to avoid them? Do you want to be part of making our world a healthier place? If yes, the EduTOX Video Challenge is for you.

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Catching up with our Knowledge Leaders

Diana LewisWe recently caught up with some of the Knowledge Leaders to check in on their own career developments as well as their continued collaborative work on EqKT initiatives that were inspired by their time together. Keep reading to find out more about their projects and achievements!

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Prenatal Environmental Health Education (PEHE) forum a success

Eric Crighton, PEHEParticipants had the opportunity to share their expertise from biological, sociological, and practical perspectives and to begin building essential multidisciplinary partnerships with the aim of reducing prenatal and childhood exposures to environmental contaminants and improving children’s health.

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CCGHR New Global Health Researchers Spring Institute Applications

CCGHRThe Institute will be conducted in partnership with Leading Researchers, a local research-to-action NGO founded by one of our Institute alumni; the World Health Organization (Geneva and Mongolia); the Mongolia Ministry of Health; and the Canadian International Institute for Extractive Industry Development.

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The hard won struggle for Community right-to-know: Toronto’s story

chemtracFor forty years CEHE partner organization the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) has worked to “protect human health and our environment by seeking justice for those harmed by pollution and by working to change policies to prevent such problems in the first place” (www.cela.ca).  Here Sarah Miller follows the thirty year process that led to a legal breakthrough in the field of environmental health in Toronto.

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CEHE Summer Sum-Up 2013

Aaron FranksWith the Solstice and the Canada Day weekend just behind us, and many people contemplating holidays (maybe even taking some!), we thought the time was right to pause and take stock of what we at the Centre are up to, and offer our readers and collaborators a view of what to expect in the year to come.

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Wishing you all the best Tara!

Tara departure photoFrom the beginning, Tara has been instrumental in laying the foundation upon which CEHE now stands. As co-founder of our network, it has been Tara’s steady vision and determination to build a pan-Canadian constituency of like-minded scholars and advocates committed to addressing the many gaping gaps in research and policy attention in this country around the environmental health and wellbeing of our most vulnerable citizens.

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Knowledge Leaders to take on five priority Children’s Environmental Health Inequities in Canada

KL Group photoChosen based on their exceptional leadership in research, policy, and practice, these Knowledge Leaders, from  communities across the nation, spent a week learning from each other and working together to find new ways to tackle pressing inequities in children’s environmental health.

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Announcing a New Research Partnership on Human Rights and Place in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

RJ-LogoI first became interested in the Downtown Eastside when I moved to Vancouver in 2007. Living in the city for the first time motivated me to learn more about my own family’s history in the area of the area formerly known as Japantown. My great grandfather came to Canada in the early 20th century to find work as a skilled carpenter.

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The Centre for Environmental Health Equity congratulates Joyce Rock, inaugural recipient of the 2011 3M Health Nexus Leadership Award

joyce-rockJoyce’s longstanding commitments and contributions to the health and social justice aspirations of the community that inhabits Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside exemplifies the spirit of this new award in advancing the social determinants of health to inspire change in communities across Canada.

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Women and food insecurity: why women should lead food policy

foodjusticeIn 2001, 9.2% of Canadian households were food insecure, most of which depended on social assistance as the primary source of income. In Manitoba women are more likely to live in poverty than men and therefore face the highest risk of food insecurity.

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Promoting Dialogue on EcoHealth: Student Opportunities

EHJournalIf you are a student of EcoHealth or environment and health, you may be interested in this opportunity to write and share your ideas through the EcoHealth Journal.  In a new proposed section called “Dialogues”, students will have an opportunity to share brief articles and commentaries on a particular topic of interest .  The write-up will then be responded to by other EcoHealth professionals and  hopefully spark some lively and interesting discussion.

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