Resources

BCEOHRN-created resources arise through Network activities and programs. Resources include podcasts (audiorecordings), MP4 recordings, PowerPoint presentations and other items of interest in the field of environmental and occupational health research. The comprehensive list below includes links to these resources and to the webpage location of more specific information for each activity or program.

For non-Network generated resources, check out the E&O Resources page, or the Grey Lit Wiki for reports and papers. The Web-based Seminars page also includes external links to podcasts.

Our database (click the link on the top banner of any webpage on this site) includes BCEOHRN members’ publications, both peer-reviewed and those considered grey literature.

Index of Resources (click to go to specific resource):

TBD

a) Student and New Professionals Special Interest Group

– Documentation Project Management for Grant Applications
– Grant writing
– How to get Published
– 
Occupational Health of Sex Trade Workers

b) Water Special Interest GroupKamloops Arsenic Meetings

c) Geographic Information Systems Special Interest Group:

– Smoothing rates and disease mapping
– GIS wiki
– GIS SIG Meeting Notes
– GIS SIG Resources & Links

d) Workplace Bullying Special Interest Group:

 Literature review

 

Open Data Pilot Project

The Open Data Pilot is part of the Government of Canada’s commitment to open government, which is being pursued along three streams: open data, open information and open dialogue, and aims to drive innovation and economic opportunities for all Canadians. The Open Data Pilot seeks to improve the ability of the public to find, download and use Government of Canada data. You are invited to search the catalogue, download datasets and explore the possibilities of Open Data. Details: here.

 

IRSST

The IRSST is making accessible the scientific information documented by its Strategic Watch Department. Aimed at all audiences, but particularly the scientific community and OHS professionals and stakeholders, these blogs cover OHS, Noise and vibration, Contaminants, Work context, Protective equipment, Machine safety, Occupational rehabilitation, OHS statistics, Musculoskeletal disorders. Details: here

 

SOEH Seminars Series

Throughout the academic year, UBC’s School of Environmental Health (SOEH) hosts a weekly research seminar open to all members of the University community and to the general public. SOEH now uses Live Classroom: state-of-the-art technology that provides an interactive online learning experience. No registration is required. Details: here

 

CESI Indicators Update

Environment Canada updated results of the Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators (CESI) initiative. For all of the updated information, link to the CESI indicators site hereKey findings at the national level are as follows:

  • Air quality: Exposure to ground level ozone levels has increased in Canada 13% between 1990 and 2007. There were no significant changes in exposure to fine particulates for the period 2000-2007.
  • Water quality: The majority of rivers and lakes in Canada have fair or better water quality. Of the sites monitored, 82% rated freshwater quality as “excellent,” “good” or “fair,” and 18% rated freshwater quality as “marginal” and “poor.”
  • Greenhouse gases: Canada’s 2008 greenhouse gas emissions decreased 2.1% from 2007 levels.
  • Protected areas (new this year): Canada has protected 9.4% or 939,993 square kilometers of its land as of mid-2009. About 0.6% of its marine territory has been protected. There has been an increase of approximately 81% of the overall area protected since 1990.