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  • September 30, 2021 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm

This summer, record-breaking hot temperatures in British Columbia were met with a higher-than-average number of wildfires across the province. Extremely hot days caused by climate change are expected to lead to longer wildfire seasons which will burn larger areas, and public health officials will need to adapt their existing advice for prolonged smoky periods.

On September 30, join the Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE) for a webinar featuring Dr. Sarah Henderson, Scientific Director in Environmental Health Services at the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), who will discuss the causes, health impacts and potential responses to longer wildfire seasons.

This webinar will:

1. Review trends and population health impacts of extreme heat and forest fires
2. Explain how the built environment can contribute to and protect against extreme heat and wildfire smoke exposure in cities
3. Explore local and national policy options to reduce harmful effects of extreme heat and wildfire smoke exposure