Partners’ Webinar Series: Planetary Health in a Post-COVID Future

As we face one of the greatest challenges for public health in several generations with the COVID-19 pandemic, we also have an unprecedented opportunity as governments and citizens prepare for a post-COVID future.  

Several Eco-health colleagues, SFU Planetary Health Research Group, NextgenU and others and are collaborating to organize three webinars:

Session 1: April 15

Session 1: April 15 (CoPEH platform session link)

12:30-2pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)

Moderated by Chris Buse.

  • Tim Takaro, MD, MPH: What are these sessions hoping to accomplish?
  • Mira Ziolo, DVM. Karma: Mother Nature fights back with a zoonosis
  • Trevor Hancock, MB BS, MHSc: Be careful what you wish for: Bouncing back to  economic boom times is bad for health. More than resilience: Bouncing back to a better place.
  • Tim Takaro: What’s climate change got to do with it? + Introduction to the next sessions

Session 2: April 22

12:30-2pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) (SFU platform session link)

Sustainability after this pandemic. 

  • Kris Ebi, PhD. International dimensions of the crisis, what the pandemic could mean for climate change adaptation
  • Maya Gislason, PhD. Recovery for everyone: equity issues and lessons from the pandemic
  • Chris Buse, PhD. Shared with Maya on equity – Climate Change in a time of COVID: Bouncing forward, not back 

Session 3: April 29

12:30-2pm Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) (SFU platform session link)

Sustainability after this pandemic. 

  • Cheryl Teelucksingh, PhD. Special challenges of urban racialized and low-income populations
  • Jeff Brook, PhD. Air pollution COVID-19 interactions, what are we not measuring?
  • Marc Lee, PhD. Can ‘rescue’ for the oil patch drive a just transition for workers and the planet?
Time for change: An action agenda for the "day after".

Should you have any interest in presenting at a webinar, please contact Dr. Tim Takaro at or Jaclyn Parks at

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