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Summer School 2018 – The Public Health Approach: Building Safe & Inclusive Communities

July 5, 2018 - July 6, 2018

The Public Health Association of British Columbia’s
Summer School 2018

PHABC - Public Health Association of BC

The Public Health Approach

Building Safe & Inclusive Communities


Join us for our 9th annual summer school, happening July 5th & 6th, 2018

Registration is now open at: https://phabc.org/2018-summer-school-registration/

We are delighted to release our final agenda for the upcoming summer school 2018, The Public Health Approach: Building safe & inclusive communities. Registration is on now, don’t miss your chance to attend one of BC’s only continuing education courses for public health.

This year our summer school will benefit from partnerships with the Saskatchewan Public Health AssociationRed Cross CanadaFrontier CollegeBC Healthy Communities and PosAbilities. Speakers will include Ann Pederson, Director of Population Health Promotion at BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre, Richard Harvey, regional director of BC, Alberta & Yukon at Frontier College, Dr. Bernie Pauly, associate professor of the School of Nursing at the University of Victoria, Indiana Best, board member of Student Wellness Initiative Towards Community Health (SWITCH),  Dr. Ian Pike, director at BC Children’s Hospital’s Injury Research and Prevention Unit, Steve Woolrich, principal of Rethink Urban, Dr. Gord Miller, President of the Public Health Association of BC, Judi Fairholm, director of Respect-Education program at Red Cross Canada, Sarah Burke, Senior Manager of Community Integrated Development & Emergency Management at Red Cross Canada, Jade Yedia, Island Health’s Regional Built Environment Consultant, and Dr. Steven Jones, president of the Saskatchewan Public Health Association.


This two-day workshop is designed to help you identify public health approaches to building safe and inclusive communities, understand how physical and social environments influence community safety, inclusion and health, assess barriers to safety & inclusion in their own communities, and to examine innovative and collaborative methods of promoting community safety and inclusion. Don’t miss your chance to learn how you can help to create safe and inclusive communities while networking with like-minded individuals across the province and beyond!


Locations for the summer school include the University of VictoriaUniversity of British ColumbiaUniversity of Northern British Columbia and the University of British Columbia: Okanagan. A videoconferencing connection will allow all four main sites to actively participate in the full summer school experience. A further connection to our partners at the Saskatchewan Public Health Association will open our summer school up to members of SPHA and help facilitate inter-provincial collaboration.


2 Day Registration* Rates
PHABC Members $100.00
Non-Members $160.00
Student PHABC Members $80.00
Student Non-Members $120.00



*Registration does not include lunch but refreshments will be provided in the morning and at each coffee break.



We are delighted to release our two page think piece designed to do exactly what you would expect, get you thinking about how you can create safe and inclusive communities here in BC and across the country. check it out below to get your brain in gear for next week, if you haven’t registered yet, it’s not too late!


For this year’s theme of community safety and inclusion, PHABC would like to hear from you! What does community safety and inclusion look like in your community? Answer the question by sending a photo and a brief description, including the name of your community, to phanalyst@phabc.org.


Following the format of last year’s summer school and fall conference; our chosen theme, integrated with the discussions held by participants at the summer school, will be used to help guide and inform the curriculum of our annual conference. Participants who attend the summer school are encouraged use what they learn to develop an abstract for consideration at the conference, happening from November 15th to 16th, 2018 at the Sutton Place Hotel in Downtown Vancouver.


July 5, 2018
July 6, 2018
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