Science in Canada's North: How Will Climate Affect Health?


Our changing climate affects us all, and Canada’s North will feel its impacts first and most robustly. We often think about climate’s effects on our environments, but it is already having effects on another area: human health. How will climate change affect access to healthcare, to physical fitness opportunities, and to affordable, healthy food? Will changes in weather, water, and migration patterns make communities more susceptible to disease? What is being done to address these impacts, and what more can we do to ensure ourhealth in a changing climate?


Sherilee Harper, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Population Medicine, University of Guelph

Bill Keller, Ph.D. Director, Climate Change and Multiple Stressor Aquatic Research, Living With Lakes Centre, Laurentian University

Helle Møller, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Lakehead University

Moderator: Dana Murchison Staff Scientist, Science North

This event is part of the Science in Canada's North Program Series. Science North gratefully acknowledges the support of the W. Garfield Weston Foundation and the Canadian Association of Science Centres for their support of this event.

Supported by CASC and the W. Garfield Weston Foundation.

Date: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Laughing Buddha Café 194 Elgin St., Sudbury

Free admission and snacks.