Summer School 2020

Public Health Summer School 2020

Think Globally, Act Locally

Public Health and the Anthropocene

Thursday July 9th & Friday July 10th, 2020


Registration is Now Open!!


Online this year due to COVID-19 but just as engaging as ever. Sign-up and attend anywhere you have internet


$60 +GST Regular 2-day Registration Rate*

$50 +GST Student/Senior 2-day Registration Rate*



*Attendees from BC, SK, MB and YT will also receive a 1 year membership to their region’s public health association


The Public Health Association of BC is proud to release the Save the Date for our 11th annual public health summer school, “Think Globally, Act Locally: Public Health and the Anthropocene,” happening Thursday July 9th and Friday July 10th, 2020. Once again, we have partnered with Saskatchewan Public Health Association, Public Health Agency of Canada, Yukon Public Health Community of Practice, and Manitoba Public Health Association to host this event across Canada.



Over the last eleven years, the summer school has provided excellent opportunities for continuing education and professional development via a unique evidence-based program where participants can actively learn, evaluate and test the principles of the curriculum through keynote presentations, best practice examples and case studies, team building exercises, and hands-on activities. We strive to bring together public health professionals who work directly or indirectly with public health issues across numerous social service sectors and help to foster innovative solutions to the identified issues. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we have revised our summer school to take place entirely online and therefore have been able to open registration to anyone interested in attending the school, regardless of location.



We are excited to have Dr. Trevor Hancock and Dr. Maya Gislason as our scientific program co-chairs for this year’s school on the Anthropocene and Public Health. The Anthropocene is arguably the greatest threat to health in the 21st century, barring nuclear war. In order to significantly reduce our ecological footprint, a profound transformation of our society, economy and entire way of life needs to be realized. This has important implications for population and public health practice, at all levels from the local to the global. Our intent is to locate this year’s summer school in this global ecological context, while grounding it in local public health action and linking it to the emerging debate about the need for transformative societal change and a just transition to a sustainable ‘One Planet’ society.



Stay tuned for our think piece, to be released next week, and keep checking back as we will be releasing information on our featured speakers and detailed agenda over the coming weeks.



To keep up to date on everything summer school related, please keep checking back on our website under the summer school tab. If you have any questions please contact Christina Harding, summer school coordinator, at

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