New Webinar Series:
An Introduction to RStudio for SAS Users

This webinar series provides an overview of RStudio for users who have knowledge of the SAS programming language, but are new to the R language.

This series introduces users to the basic elements and functionalities of R programming while framing the fundamental features of the R language in terms of how they differ from SAS. The series aims to highlight the fundamental aspects of R as an object-oriented language, and the flexibility this affords.

By the end of this webinar series, participants will be able to:

  • Navigate within the main windows of the RStudio user interface; import and export data; write R code to access, manipulate, and analyse data from an object-oriented perspective; and extend R functionality through the use of R packages
  • Use R to generate descriptive statistics and implement methods commonly used for statistical analyses, for example two sample inference and linear regression
  • Use R to generate graphs and plots commonly used for data visualization and presentation, for example scatter plots, histograms and bar plots

The webinar is divided into four, two-hour sessions:

Session 1: Tuesday May 24th, 2016
Session 2: Thursday May 26th, 2016
Session 3: Tuesday May 31st, 2016
Session 4: Thursday June 2nd, 2016

All sessions run from 9:30am to 11:30am PST

For more information and to register, go to:

Can’t attend the webinars, but want to know more about R?

An Intro to R-Studio Best Practices Guide is the latest addition to our range of FREE online courses on administrative data, statistical analysis and health geomatics.

Visit: for a full listing of our free online courses.

Seminars in BC:

UBC School of Population and Public Health Occupational and Environmental Health (OEH)
Seminars are held during the academic year Friday afternoons, 12:30-1:30pm. These weekly seminars are open to the university community and the public and are available in-person and in webinar format via Adobe Connect. View full seminar listings at:

UBC School of Population and Public Health Grand Rounds
Seminars are held during the academic year Friday mornings, 9:00-10:00am. SPPH Grand Rounds are available in-person and in webinar format via Adobe Connect. View full seminar listings at:

SFU Faculty of Health Sciences Seminar Series
Seminars are held 2-3 times each month on Thursdays, 12:00-1:15pm. Most of the SFU FHS seminars are webcast and/or recorded for on-demand viewing. View full seminar listings at:

BC Centre for Disease Control Grand Rounds and Environmental Health Seminar Series
View the seminar listing at:

Upcoming Seminars:

Public Health Ontario Grand Rounds: Public health follow-up on Iodine in Eastern Ontario groundwater
May 10, 2016, 9:00-10:00 am Pacific

EcoHealth in Action Webalogue Series: Sustainability in Higher Education Institutions, Events and Adventures
May 12, 2016, 10:00-11:30 am Pacific

CHE Partnership Call: Signaling Mechanisms by which Xenoestrogen Pollutants Disrupt Normal Estrogenic Signalling
May 18, 2016, 10:00-10:30 am Pacific

CHE Partnership Call: The Human Microbiome and Health Effects on Prenatal Microbiome Exposures
May 24, 2016, 10:00-11:00 am Pacific

Alberta Public Health Association: A Day in the Life of a Public Health Professional
May 30, 2016, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Pacific

Other Seminars:

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Conference Webcasts:

American Diabetes Association (ADA) Webcasts:

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) Featured Videos: and ‘Safe and Sound’ Podcasts:

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) e-Seminars (subscription required):

Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) Webinars:

American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Podcasts:

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) Webinars: and Podcasts:

CAREX Canada Webinars:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Podcasts:

The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) Partnership Calls: and Working Group Calls:

Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement On Call Webinars (registration fee required for most):

European Respiratory Society Research Seminars (membership required):

European Society for Medical Oncology E-Learning and V-Learning:

Institute for Healthcare Improvement:

Harvard Medical School Longwood Seminars Video Archive:

International Myeloma Foundation Videos:

Local Government Management Association (LGMA) Webinars (registration fee required):

National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research Webcasts on Knowledge Translation Topics:

National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference Multimedia:

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) Webcast Events Archive:

Population Health Intervention Research Network (PHIRNET) Webinars:

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Multimedia:

Center for Public Health Preparedness at the State University of New York Broadcasts: and E-Learning Center:

Centre of Excellence in Environmental Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago Online Training Lectures:

National Institutes of Health Videocasting and Podcasting: