[JOB]: Veterinary Epidemiologist, PHAC

Position for a Veterinary Epidemiologist with PHAC- information here.

Public Health Agency of Canada – Centre for Public Health Infrastructure
Various locations
Position for a specified period of two (2) years
$80,699 to $93,797

Closing date: 2 October 2017 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.



[JOB]: Epidemiologist, Caribbean

Job Posting: Epidemiologist / Technical Operations Officer with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA):




[WORKSHOP]: OneHealth, Havana, Cuba

Dear colleagues,

Enclosed you will find the Final Program of the ONE HEALTH Course-Workshop that will be held in Havana, Cuba, in October 12th and 13th, 2017. We hope it will be an opportunity for a fruitful exchange and learning to contribute to a healthier world.

Best regards,

María Irian 

Estimados colegas,

Adjunto el Programa Final del Curso-Taller UNA SALUD que se efectuará en la Habana, Cuba, 12 y 13 de octubre de 2017. Esperamos sea una oportunidad de fructífero intercambio y aprendizaje para contribuir con un mundo más saludable.

Saludos cordiales,

María Irian

Dr. María Irian Percedo Abreu PhD

Final Program Course-Workshop One Health CUBA Oct 2017


Once again, ArcticNet and its partners are excited to showcase your research at our highly-anticipated International Arctic Change Conference (AC2017) in Quebec City, from December 11 – 15, 2017 at the Québec City Convention Centre.

Please note the abstract submission deadline is extended to Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:59PM EDT.  

After this time the online portal will be closed and submissions will no longer be accepted.  We will NOT be able to accept submissions by email.

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation and invite you to complete your abstract submission form available on the AC2017 website.

Warm regards,

Leah Braithwaite, for the AC2017 Organizing Committee


Chers collègues de l’Arctique,

Une fois de plus, ArcticNet et ses partenaires sont impatients de mettre de l’avant votre recherche à la conférence internationale Arctic Change (AC2017), laquelle se tiendra au Centre des congrès de Québec, du 11 au 15 décembre 2017.

Veuillez prendre note que la date limite de soumission de résumé est repoussée au mercredi 27 septembre 2017 à 23h59 HAE.

Après cette date, le portail en ligne sera fermé et les soumissions ne seront plus acceptées. Aucune soumission par courriel ne sera acceptée.

Nous vous remercions de votre compréhension et votre coopération et nous vous invitons à compléter le formulaire de soumission de résumé disponible sur le site web AC2017.


Leah Braithwaite, pour le comité organisateur international d’AC2017

[WEBINAR]: Kids are not your peer reviewer

It is APECS International Polar Week September 2017 this week and therefore a few more announcements than usual on our mailing list. We want to draw your attention to one final exciting activity for this week:
APECS – PEI Polar Week Webinar: Kids are not your peer reviewer

24 September at 19:00 GMT

Speaker: Julia Dooley (Polar Educators International)

Registration Link

If a six-year old can talk about a Tyrannosaurus and describe how it differs from a Stegosaurus, they can engage with some of the big ideas in your research. You just have to remember they are not your typical science audience. Julia Dooley, President of Polar Educators International and Primary level teacher of Gifted and Talented students will share a few teacher tools, and ideas for making your classroom visits engaging, and actually a little fun.

If you want to find out more about all Polar Week activities visit our APECS website.

[PhD POSITION]: Physiological Ecology at Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University: Ph.D position available in Physiological Ecology

The McGuire lab at Texas Tech University is looking for a highly motivated PhD student to work as part of an NSF-funded collaborative study of flying foxes and Hendra virus in Australia. The successful applicant will work with an international and multidisciplinary team of collaborators, seeking to understand how human influences affect Hendra virus spillover events. As human development clears native forest resources, flying foxes that are traditionally nomadic or migratory have increasingly established permanent resident camps in urban and peri-urban areas. The PhD student will lead efforts to study the nutritional ecology, foraging dynamics, energetics, and stress physiology of resident flying foxes compared to migratory populations. Experience working with bats is an advantage, but more important is experience with ecophysiology methods such as energetics, nutritional physiology, and stress physiology. Fieldwork will extend for periods of up to 1 year in Australia, and therefore the successful candidate must be independent, motivated, and well organized, able to work well with a large team of collaborators under challenging field conditions. Another PhD position related to the project will be available in the Plowright lab at Montana State University, focusing on immunology and virus dynamics in flying foxes.


Anticipated start date for the position is January 1, 2018. For more information about the project, contact Liam McGuire (liam.mcguire@ttu.edu). The position will be based at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, but extended periods of fieldwork will be conducted in Australia. Interested students should send a CV and brief summary of relevant experience to Liam McGuire (liam.mcguire@ttu.edu).

[CONFERENCE]: ArcticNet Annual Scientific Meetings

Building on the success of its previous Annual Scientific Meetings (video), the ArcticNet Network of Centres of Excellence and its national and international partners invite the international Arctic research community to the International Arctic Change 2017 Conference (AC2017) to be held at the Québec City Convention Centre December 11 – 15, 2017.


Arctic Change 2017 will bring together leading Arctic researchers, graduate students, Northern community representatives, government and industry partners and stakeholders from all fields. During the week, the world’s foremost Arctic scientists will discuss the emerging global challenges and opportunities arising from climate change and modernization in the circum-Arctic. With over 1500 participants expected to attend, Arctic Change 2017 will be one of the largest trans-sectoral international Arctic research conferences ever held in Canada.



With over 60 Topical Sessions proposed, Arctic Change 2017 will be an outstanding opportunity to present your Arctic research, and network with a broad range of colleagues, collaborators and policy and decision-makers.


Abstracts for oral and poster presentations addressing all fields of Arctic research are now being accepted by completing the online abstract submission form.


The deadline for abstract submission is September 22, 2017. 



Arctic Change 2017 is a 5-day Conference beginning with Student Day at 8:30 on Monday December 11, 2017. The official opening session of the Conference will be at 8:30 on Tuesday December 12 and the Conference will finish at 12:00 on Friday December 15, 2017.


The Conference Banquet will be held Thursday December 14 at the Québec City Convention Centre and is included with your registration.



Posters presented by graduate students are eligible for the Graduate Student Poster AwardsThis year $7000 CAD in cash prizes will be awarded.


Students may also participate in the One Minute Elevator Pitch Competition – please find the details here: Arctic Change 2017 Student Day.  Nearly $1500 CAD in cash prizes will be awarded.


The 2017 Photo Contest is now open and is a wonderful opportunity for Arctic researchers, students, partners and collaborators to share their photography talents and outstanding images of the circum-Arctic, its peoples, communities, landscapes, wildlife and research activities.  Over $1500 CAD in cash prizes will be awarded.



Online registration for the Conference is now available on the Arctic Change 2017 website. Register before the early-bird deadline of October 31, 2017 to save on your registration fee. 



Four conveniently-located Québec City hotels are offering reduced rates for Arctic Change 2017 with cut off dates varying between October 25 and November 10, 2017 depending on the hotel. Both Hilton and Delta Québec are linked to the Québec City Convention Centre and the Québec City Marriott Downtown and Hotel Palace Royale are just across the street.  


Considering room blocks often fill up before cutoff date, we encourage you to book your rooms as early as possible by using the hotel reservation information provided on the Arctic Change 2017 website. Be sure to quote the Group Code when making your reservation by phone in order to take advantage of the Conference rates.



Additional information on the conference, hotel & venue, and sponsor/exhibitor opportunities is available on the Arctic Change 2017 website.  


Please post and circulate this announcement among your national and international networks and we hope to see you in Québec City for an exceptional Arctic research and networking meeting.


Warm regards,


Leah Braithwaite, for the AC2017 International Organizing Committee


Chers collègues, collaborateurs et partenaires d’ArcticNet,


Tirant parti du succès de ses réunions scientifiques annuelles précédentes (vidéo), le Réseau de centres d’excellence ArcticNet ainsi que ses partenaires nationaux et internationaux invitent la communauté internationale de recherche arctique à la conférence internationale Arctic Change 2017 (AC2017), qui aura lieu au Centre des congrès de Québec du 11 au 15 décembre 2017.


La conférence Arctic Change 2017 rassemblera d‘éminents chercheurs de l’Arctique, des étudiants, des représentants des communautés nordiques, des partenaires du gouvernement et de l’industrie, de même que des parties prenantes issues de tous les champs de recherche. Au cours de cette semaine, les scientifiques de l’Arctique les plus en vue aborderont les défis et opportunités émergents engendrés par les changements climatiques et la modernisation dans la région circumarctique. Avec plus de 1500 participants attendus, Arctic Change 2017 sera l’une des plus importantes conférences internationales sur la recherche arctique multisectorielle jamais tenue au Canada.



Avec plus de 60 sessions thématiques proposées, Arctic Change 2017 sera une excellente occasion pour présenter votre recherche et réseauter avec un large éventail de collègues, de collaborateurs et de décideurs politiques.


Les résumés de présentations orales et d’affiches de tous les domaines de la recherche arctique sont désormais acceptés en remplissant le formulaire de soumission en ligne.


La date limite pour soumettre un résumé est le 22 septembre 2017.



Arctic Change 2017 se tiendra sur 5 jours et débutera dès 8h30 le lundi 11 décembre avec la Journée étudiante. La session d’ouverture officielle de la conférence aura lieu à 8h30 le mardi 12 décembre et la conférence se terminera à midi le vendredi 15 décembre. 


Le banquet de la conférence aura lieu le jeudi 14 décembre au Centre des congrès de Québec et est inclus avec l’inscription.



Les affiches présentées par les étudiants de maîtrise et de doctorat sont admissibles au concours d’affiches des étudiants graduésCette année, 7000 $ CAD seront remis en prix.


Les étudiant peuvent également participer au concours d’argumentaire éclair. Pour de plus amples détails, veuillez consulter la page suivante : Journée étudiante Arctic Change 2017Près de 1500 $ CAD seront remis en prix.


Le concours photo 2017 est lancé et constitue une occasion exceptionnelle pour les chercheurs, les étudiants, les partenaires et les collaborateurs de l’Arctique de mettre à l’avant-plan leurs compétences en photographie et de partager leurs images les plus attrayantes du circum-Arctique et de ses communautés, ses paysages, sa vie sauvage et des activités de recherche qui y sont menées. Plus de 1500 $ CAD seront remis en prix.



L’inscription en ligne est maintenant disponible sur le site web d’Arctic Change 2017. Économisez en vous inscrivant avant le 31 octobre 2017.


Quatre hôtels situés près du Centre des congrès offrent des tarifs réduits pour Arctic Change 2017 avec des dates limites de réservations comprises entre le 25 octobre et le 10 novembre 2017, selon l’hôtel. Le Hilton et le Delta Québec sont reliés par une passerelle au Centre des congrès de Québec. Les hôtels Marriott Québec Centre-ville et Palace Royale sont quant à eux situés en face du Centre des congrès.


Considérant la popularité des chambres à tarif réduit, nous vous recommandons de réserver vos chambres le plus rapidement possible en utilisant les informations fournies sur le site web d’Arctic Change 2017. Assurez-vous de citer le code de groupe au moment de réserver par téléphone, afin de profiter des tarifs avantageux de la conférence.



De plus amples informations concernant la conférence, les hôtels et le site de la réunion, ainsi que les opportunités pour commanditaires/exposants sont disponibles sur le site web d’Arctic Change 2017.


Veuillez svp afficher et faire circuler cette annonce au sein de vos réseaux nationaux et internationaux. Nous espérons vous voir à Québec pour une réunion de recherche et de réseautage arctique exceptionnelle.




Leah Braithwaite, pour le comité organisateur international d’Arctic Change 2017

[TENURE-TRACK POSITION]: Assistant Professor in Health Geography

FLORIDA, TALLAHASSEE 32306. Florida State University. The Department of Geography invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in Health Geography with either quantitative or qualitative GIS methodologies to begin August 2018. The successful applicant will be expected to pursue research, secure external funding in one or more of the following: spatial epidemiology, environment & health, infectious disease transmission, social networks & health, access to healthcare services, and health of marginalized communities. We welcome applications that complement existing department strengths (http://geography.fsu.edu/our-people/faculty/). Salary and benefits are highly competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. A PhD in geography or a related area is required. Email ONE pdf attachment (that includes letter of application, CV, and names and contact details of 3 referees) to Dr. Victor Mesev (vmesev@fsu.edu) by October 13, 2017. Florida State University is an equal opportunity employer.

[WEBALOGUE]: Wildfires and ecosocial determinants of health: reflections on experience in the NWT and BC

Just a friendly reminder that the first Webalogue of the year will be taking place next week.

Join us on Wednesday Sept 20th from 12:30-2:00pm PDT

Our topic for the month of May is: Wildfires and ecosocial determinants of health: reflections on experience in the NWT and BC.

This Webalogue will explore the complex implications of wildfires for the ecosocial determinants of health, exemplified by experiences of recent wildfire events in the NWT and BC. Consideration of wildfire impacts on public health will be explored in relation to environment, social and cultural impacts, with consideration of impacts on communities, wildlife and ecosystems.  The session will commence with presentation by Courtney Howard and Warren Dodd, entitled “Summer of Smoke. A mixed-methods, community-based study investigating the health effects of a prolonged, severe wildfire season on a subarctic population” and will be followed by a panel discussion with members of the Northern Health team involved in with the Public Health response to Wildfire Events in BC (Raina Fumerton, Medical Health Office, Northern Health). Discussion will explore wildfires as an expression of interrelated issues, including the overlay of climate change on other ecosocial determinants of health.

Our contributors will be:

*   Presenters:
-Courtney Howard, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, NWT
-Warren Dodd, University of Toronto,

*   Panel Discussants: Raina Fumerton, Medical Health Officer, Northern Health, BC

*   Moderator: Margot Parkes, University of Northern British Columbia

A session co-convened by CoPEH-Canada and EDGE (Ecological Determinants Group on Education)

You can REGISTER for this webalogue by clicking HERE
For more information on this event, past and future webalogues please visit: http://ecohealthkta.net/

Kindest Regards,
Stefan Iwasawa
Coordinator, Ecohealth in Action Webalogue Series Western Node, CoPEH-Canada