MPH student, Lili Van Camp, completed her practicum with Public Health Ontario during summer 2023. Her work centers on the concept of salutogenesis, which focuses on factors that support human health and wellbeing. Instead of asking “what makes people sick?” salutogenesis poses the question, “what keeps one healthy?”. Simply, the concept explores the origins of health rather than the cause of disease. Key concepts in salutogensis include:
PosterPitch is a new social networking app for students, academics, and researchers that allows you to share academic posters or abstracts with your networks and a wider audience. PosterPitch is collaborating with the New Venture Creations Team at the University of Guelph to develop the platform for a global audience. Download the app on AppStore or Play Store as ‘PosterPitch’ , or visit https://posterpitch.com/, and you’ll be all set to post and share your work!
Congratulations to Steven Lam, MPH graduate and current PhD student in Population Medicine (Public Health), for being named the recipient of the Canadian Evaluation Society Education Fund (CESEF) Graduate Scholarship Program.
January 3rd 2020, marked my return to work after the winter holidays. Up until this point, I had been working for five months as an epidemiologist at the Public Health Agency of Canada, within the Influenza and Emerging Respiratory Infectious Surveillance team. I had been responsible for monitoring emerging respiratory pathogens along with my work colleague and supervisor; a small team of three.
A smorgasbord of national enteric outbreak investigations, video chats with accomplished epidemiologists, data visualization activities, statistical analyses, a COVID-19 surveillance rotation… What could this delightful array of experiences be? You guessed it – my virtual summer practicum with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)!
There is no question the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the greatest public health challenges of our time, but it has also provided those of us working in public health with one of the greatest learning opportunities of our time. It has tested our strengths, exposed our weaknesses, and forced us to figure out how to improve together as a system. And on a personal level, it has given me a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to gain real-life pandemic response experience.
Congratulations to Courtney Primeau, an MPH and PhD in Population Medicine (Epidemiology) graduate for being announced as one of the three winners of the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health 2020 Knowledge Translation student award. Courtney and her fellow award winners will be part of a webinar on September 3rd.
Congratulations to Steven Lam, one of three receipts of this year’s National Collaborating Centres for Public Health (NCCPH) NCCPH Knowledge Translation Awards. This award recognizes the efforts of graduate students in Canada for their outstanding work in knowledge translation.