Entries by Eleanor Setton

Walkability Experts Workshop | November 16-17 | 2017

(Photo credit: Project for Public Spaces) Dr. Dan Fuller (Neighbourhood Factors Team Co-leader) at Memorial University | St. John’s Newfoundland is hosting this Expert Workshop to: discuss the future of walkability measure, work on conceptual definitions of walkability, identify new and emerging methods for measuring walkability, and chart the way forward for CANUE as we […]

Linking Air Quality, Climate and Environmental Inequity | November 21 | 2017 | REGISTER NOW

November 21 | 2017 9am – 10am pacific | 12 noon – 1pm eastern Main drivers of air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and urban environmental inequities often overlap, yet rarely do our efforts to address these problems are carried out in an integrated manner. The growing political will to reduce greenhouse gas emissions around the […]

International Society of Exposure Science | International Society of Environmental Epidemiology Conference | August 26 – 30 | 2018 | Ottawa

CANUE Members are heading to Ottawa in August 2018! We will be submitting proposals for workshops, symposia and presentations to showcase CANUE data and results! Join us for a CANUE membership meeting – date and time to be announced – keep in the loop via the Newsletter.

Canadian Public Health Conference | Call for submissions closing Dec 5th

CANUE members are heading to Montreal, May 28th-31st | 2018 We are currently working on a submission for a CANUE symposium featuring analyses of our newly available national data and reviews of greenness metrics and associations with population health. Let us know if you plan to attend or have additional ideas for our symposium! Email […]

CANUE Health Data Holders Survey

Understanding technical, procedural and functional needs of major health data holders. In May and June of 2017, representatives of 22 health data platforms were interviewed to gain a better understanding of how best to format and transfer CANUE data for integration and analysis. CANUE Health Data Holder Survey

September 5 | 2017

Associations of Pregnancy Outcomes and PM2.5 in a National Canadian Study Stieb DM, Chen L, Beckerman BS, Jerrett M, Crouse DL, Omariba DW, Peters PA, van Donkelaar A, Martin RV, Burnett RT, Gilbert NL, Tjepkema M, Liu S, Dugandzic  RM. Environ Health Perspect. 2016 Feb;124(2):243-9. doi:  10.1289/ehp.1408995 ABSTRACT Background Numerous studies have examined associations between air pollution and […]

Navigating the Data Merge | September 20 | 26 | 28 |2017 | PRESENTATION NOW AVAILABLE

9am – 10:30am pacific | 12 noon – 1:30pm eastern DOWNLOAD THE ANNOTATED PRESENTATION SLIDES Do you manage a cohort, health survey, or administrative health database? Please join us for an overview of our upcoming urban environmental exposure data release, and a discussion of logistics for receiving and merging our data with yours. We will […]

New Opportunities for Weather and Health Research | September 21 | 2017 | VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE

VIDEOS NOW AVAILABLE Environment Canada is currently working on the 2.5 km High Resolution Deterministic Prediction system (HRDPS), expected to become operational next year. This webinar-style meeting will highlight some of the health databases that CANUE researchers typically use, and provide an overview of these new weather/climate datasets. The overall objective of the meeting is to […]

August 28 | 2017

Outdoor Light at Night and Breast Cancer Incidence in the Nurses’ Health Study II Peter James, Kimberly A. Bertrand,  Jaime E. Hart, Eva S. Schernhammer, Rulla M. Tamimi, and Francine Laden Environmental Health Perspectives, August 2017, Volume 125 Issue 8, https://doi.org/10.1289/EHP935 BACKGROUND: Animal and epidemiologic studies suggest that exposure to light at night (LAN) may disrupt circadian patterns and […]