According to a Lancet Report (2018), 16% of all global deaths are linked to the environment, roughly 9 million deaths yearly. Simple solutions, both hard and soft approaches, could reduce most of these deaths. In this seminar, I will share my two decades of journey in research, teaching, training, and implementation projects on environmental health, including success stories from the coldest capital in the world. I will also share my research conducted with the University of Victoria and UNHCR to support one of the largest refugee camps in Bangladesh and indigenous and marginalized communities in different countries. At the end of the seminar, I will talk about developing our future women leaders’ capacity in this field to tackle environmental health issues globally and reduce the deaths caused by environmental factors.
The Natural Resources & Environmental Studies Institute (NRESi) at UNBC hosts a weekly lecture series at the Prince George campus. Anyone from the university or wider community with interest in the topic area is welcome to attend. Go to http://www.unbc.ca/nres-institute/colloquium-webcasts to view the presentation remotely.
Past NRESi colloquium presentations and special lectures can be viewed on our video archive, available here.
Please Note: NRESi colloquium presentations this semester will be available to attend both in-person as well as online. However, those wishing to attend in-person must wear a mask as per Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders and University policy. Thank you for your understanding.