Summer School 2018 – Preliminary agenda released and speakers announced!

The Public Health Approach:

Building Safe and Inclusive Communities

July 5th & 6th, 2018




Without further ado, we are delighted to release our agenda for the upcoming summer school 2018The Public Health Approach: Building safe & inclusive communities, happening at university campuses across BC from July 5th to 6th, 2018.


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 to delve into the theme of building safe and inclusive communities through a variety of topics including:

  • Health Equity in Practice
  • Building Healthy, Safe & Inclusive Environments
  • Healthy Relationships for Children & Youth
  • Literacy & Inclusion
  • Emergency Response


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 at 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, and more speakers to be announced!


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.