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HPI January 2018
Student Lunch & Learn Events

January 19th, 12 -1 pm

Harm Reduction: Saving lives through compassion, respect, and dignity
Speaker: Cindy MacIsaac, Direction180 & Mainline
CHEB (5793 University Ave.) | Room 311

Cindy MacIsaac, Executive Director of Direction 180 Methadone Clinic in Halifax, will be speaking on the importance of harm reduction for people who use drugs in Atlantic Canada, and describing the public health role of community health workers and organizations, such as Direction 180 and the Mainline Needle Exchange (both programs of the Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre). This session will be of interest to all those studying and researching harm reduction approaches in public health.

January 23rd, 12-1 pm
Personal Paths and Public Health in the Federal World
Speakers from Health Canada: Lynn Humber (FNIHB) & Sharon Young (PHAC)
CHEB (5793 University Ave.) | Room 150

Lynn Humber (Atlantic Region Communicable Disease Control Coordinator for Health’s Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch) and Sharon Young (Program Consultant at the Public Health Agency of Canada) will be speaking on relationships between research and public policy in the field of public health, and sharing their experiences as public health practitioners in the federal public service. This session will be of interest to students interested in working in and with the public sector.




November 23, 2017
Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide: Evidence, Policy & Politics
Presented by the PhD Program & HPI; Part of the Graduate Seminar Series
Leah Cahil, RD, PhD
Catherine Mah, MD FRCPC, PhD
Katherine Fierlbeck, PhD

Thursday & Friday, Oct 26th & 27th
Over the Line:
A Conversation about Race, Place and the Environment
What would a different conversation about the relationship between race, place, and the environment in Aboriginal and African Nova Scotian communities look like?

Thursday, April 6 - Seminar
 2 pm, Collaborative Health & Education Bldg. Room 140
Graduate Seminar Series
Scotland - New Scotland: Advances & dances in research, innovation & health system improvement for chronic disease.
Presenter: Dr. Renee Lyons, Professor Emeritus and Honourary Research Scholar with HPI as a part of the PhD Health Seminar Series

Tuesday, March 7 - 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Room 105, Weldon Law Building, Dalhousie University, 6061 University Ave.
In Nova Scotia, Mi’kmaw and African Nova Scotian communities are threatened disproportionately by polluting industries and other environmental harms. How do communities organize to resist environmental racism, and how can law and policy help to secure communities’ access to justice?

Tuesday, March 7 - Seminar - 12 pm
Community Health & Epidemiology Seminar Series
Room 409, Centre for Clinical Research, 5790 University Ave.
Topic: Income-related inequalities in health among Canadian Indigenous populations: 2001-2012.
Presenter: Mohammad Hajizadeh, PhD (Econ)
Min Hu, MSc; Amy Bombay, PhD; Yukiko Asada, PhD



Wednesday May 11, 19th - 7 pm
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs and The ENRICH Project are pleased to present Part 3 in a four-part series on Racism: White, Black, Indigenous, and Immigrant Perspectives.
RACISM: Immigrant Perspectives
Scotiabank Theatre, St Mary's Unviersity

May 24th 3 pm
Dentistry Room 4117
Innovation Exchange Series: Centre for Transformative Nursing and Health Research.
“Understanding and Transforming Health Care Through Data”

Wednesday, May 25th - 7 pm
Johanna B Oosterveld Centre, 2103 Gottingen Street, Halifax.
Neighbourhood Change in Halifax

Tuesday, April 19th - 12:00 noon
Mohammad Hajizadeh, Assistant Professor, School of Health Administration
Does Socioeconomic Status Affect Lengthy Wait Times In Canada? Evidence From Canadian Community Health Surveys
Community Health & Epidemiology - Seminar Series

Thursday April 14, 2016 - 12:30 to 3:30 pm
An interactive community consultation on housing models and policies in support of older LGBTQ populations in Nova Scotia.
Where: Northwood Penthouse, 2615 Northwood Terrace, Halifax, NS.
Speakers: Drs. Gambold and Gahagan from Dalhousie University.

Friday & Saturday March 11-12, 2016
4th Annual Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference. Expanding the Horizons of Health
Dalhousie University, Halifax NS

March 11 & 12, 2016
Interdisciplinary Health Conference led by the grad students of the School of Health & Human Performance.  

Wednesday March 9. 6:30 pm
'Our Ancestors are in Our Land, Water and Air: A Two Eyed Seeing Approach to Researching Environmental and Health Concerns with Pictou Landing First Nation’
Part of the Indigenous Health Speaker Series

March 3, 2016. 5 - 7 pm
Health Care Team Addressing Poverty and the Determinants of Health. Dalhousie Global Health and the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health invite you to this public lecture.

March 2, 2016. 6:30 pm
Worlds Together: Indigenous Medicine and the Canadian Health Care System

Monday February 29, 2016. 3:30 - 4:30 pm
Food for Thought: Sharing Youth Food Experiences in Nova Scotia

Monday, February 29, 2016. 3 pm
MSSU is pleased to welcome Samantha Hajna to Halifax. During her stay, she has kindly offered MSSU a guest seminar:
Neighbourhood walkability and walking in Canadian adults: Do neighbourhoods really matter?

February 23, 2016. 12 noon
Community Health & Epidemiology Seminar Series
Building relevant knowledge to support healthy Nova Scotian children and youth

February 22, 9:00 am - Tuesday, 23 February, 4:00 pm
Location: Dalhousie University - McCain Building. 6135 University Ave
Spatial Analytics for Health Research using ArcGIS

February 24, 2016. 7 pm
Location: Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs and The ENRICH Project are pleased to present the second in a four-part series on Racism: White, Black, Indigenous and Immigrant Perspectives.

February 3, 2016. 6:30-8:30 pm
The people who owned the North-West Territories:
Respect, nationhood, and the western origins of the Métis people

January 15, 2016:
Historical Trauma among Aboriginal Peoples: Implications for Improving Well-being
Presenter: Amy Bombay PhD
Part of Health Law Institute Seminar Series 2015-2016