CASN Climate Change and Nursing Webinar Series

Presented by CASN’s Climate Driven Infectious Diseases (CDID) Committee

Description
There is clear evidence that climate change is increasing the risk of infectious disease affecting the health of populations globally. As the largest health professional group in Canada, nurses have an important role to play in addressing health challenges related to climate change. The International Council of Nurses has called upon the profession to participate in actions to mitigate the impact of climate change, and in particular, to address its effects on populations with a greater vulnerability to disease.

This webinar series, presented by Climate-Driven Infectious Disease (CDID) Advisory Committee, aims to support dialogue on the important topic of climate change and nursing. Presenters will share information on the soon-to-be released Climate-Driven Vector-Borne Diseases and Nursing E-Resource, one of the two deliverables of CASN’s ‘Empowering the next generation of health care professionals with knowledge, skills, tools, and supports to address infectious diseases related to climate change in Canada’ project.

Made possible with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, the goal of this project is to increase the knowledge of the effects of climate driven infectious diseases on population health in Canada amongst nurse educators, and to foster the integration of this knowledge into Canadian nursing education programs. (To learn more and to obtain a copy of CASN’s Guidelines for Undergraduate Nursing Education on Climate-Driven Vector-Borne Diseases, visit here)

 

Date Theme Presenter(s)  Guest Speaker(s) Moderator
Wed, Feb 24, 2021, 12-1pm MST

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Climate Change and Nursing Morgan Magnuson, Nursing Instructor, University of Lethbridge

Shannon Vandenburg, Nursing Instructor, University of Lethbridge

Michael Foley, Web Designer, Pixelera

 

 

Ruth Schofield, Assistant Clinical Professor, McMaster University, Co-chair, CASN Climate-Driven Infectious Disease (CDID) Advisory Committee

 

Wed, March 3, 2021, 12-1pm MST

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Vector-borne Diseases in Canada

 

Morgan Magnuson, Nursing Instructor, University of Lethbridge

Shannon Vandenburg, Nursing Instructor, University of Lethbridge

Michael Foley, Web Designer, Pixelera

 

 

Andrea Chircop, Assistant Professor, Dalhousie University; Member, CASN Climate-Driven Infectious Disease (CDID) Advisory Committee
Wed Mar 17, 2021, 11am-12pm PST

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Climate Change and Indigenous Health June Kaminski, Instructor, Course Designer and Curriculum Coordinator, University of British Columbia and Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Michael Foley, Web Designer, Pixelera

Maureen Gustafson, Steering Committee member, Indigenous Climate Action Cheyenne Joseph, Senior Nursing Instructor, University of New Brunswick; Co-chair, CASN Climate-Driven Infectious Disease (CDID) Advisory Committee

 

Fri Mar 26, 2021, 12-1pm PST

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Advocacy in Nursing and Climate Change

 

 

June Kaminski, Instructor, Course Designer and Curriculum Coordinator, University of British Columbia and Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Michael Foley, Web Designer, Pixelera

Fiona Hanley, Course Coordinator, McGill University; Nursing Faculty, Dawson College; Quebec Representative, Canadian Association of Nurses for the environment (CANE) Marie Dietrich Leurer, Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan; Member, CASN Climate-Driven Infectious Disease (CDID) Advisory Committee

Audience
Nurse educators, nurse researchers, nursing students, and public health professionals who wish to connect, learn and exchange information on climate change and nursing as well as climate-driven vector-borne disease.Objectives

  1. To provide faculty, students and practicing nurses with information on the Climate-Driven Vector-Borne Diseases and Nursing E-Resource.
  2. To offer a national forum for networking among individuals interested in climate change and climate-driven vector-borne diseases.
  3. To foster the exchange of ideas on how the Guidelines for Undergraduate Nursing Education on Climate-Driven Vector-Borne Diseases and the accompanying e-resource may be used for teaching and learning.
  4. To support the integration of these knowledge products into entry-level nursing curricula across the country.

Delivery: Zoom

Registration: 

These webinars will be of particular interest to anyone working in the Canadian healthcare system as well as nurse educators. The webinars are free, however registration is required as participation is limited.

If you have any questions or would like more information about the webinar, please contact Julia Thomas, Education Policy Coordinator at jthomas@casn.ca.


Cancellation Policy:

CASN reserves the right to cancel this webinar, conference and/or any group activity that does not meet minimal group requirements.