Session 1 - 1:30pm
COVID: Impact From Every Angle
Dr. Courtney Howard, M.D., President, CAPE
Dr. Howard's work is focused on planetary health, driven by a pursuit of a healthier future for humanity and the natural systems on which it depends. COVID-19 is a wake-up call to the world about the importance of this work. Dr. Howard has been clear with the message – the coronavirus is a planetary health emergency, it started at the intersection between humans and the rest of the natural world.
Dr. Howard is going to discuss the impact human actions have had on the environment and the implications for health. The focal point of the session will be on the coronavirus and its link to planetary health.
Session 2 - 3:00pm
Water – A Threatened Resource
Carolyn Dubois, Director, Water Program, The Gordon Foundation
Carolyn’s work focuses on improving freshwater stewardship through community engagement in decision-making and the use of the best available evidence. She works with partners across Canada’s North collecting water quality data.
Carolyn is going to speak about the threats facing our freshwater systems and discuss the opportunities citizen science provides for mitigating these issues. In doing so, Carolyn will share her experience with what she has witnessed in her work with freshwater systems across Canada.