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The Human Ecology Forum
Fridays 9:30am-11:30am. Anyone is welcome to leave at the break at 10:30

Room 101 (Old Library) of the Forestry Building (No. 48), the Fenner School of Environment and Society

 

The forum is a community of people with an interest in human ecology and transdiciplinarity. We are dependant on volunteers to present their ideas for discussion. So, have a look on the calendar and see if there is a session you would like to come along to or maybe even volunteer to add to one of our onging themes.

 

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This Week at the Forum

 

 

 

 

 

September 18 - 2015

Title Ecological Determinants of Health and a Biosensitive Society

Presenter: Trevor Hancock

Forum Theme: Transforming Cultures

Abstract: I will address this as an eco-social challenge, identify the human driving forces of global ecological change and the changes in our cultural, social and economic systems we need to make if we are to survive the Anthropocene.

Trevor Hancock: Dr. Hancock has had a long-standing interest in the relationship between human and environmental health and is one of the founders of the global Healthy Cities and Communities movement. He teaches in the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria (Canada), where his graduate courses connect students to real on the ground problems facing society. As co-chair of a working group studying human and ecosystem health for the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), he is searching for new, creative ways to communicate his message.

 

Trevor Hancock: Dr. Hancock has had a long-standing interest in the relationship between human and environmental health and is one of the founders of the global Healthy Cities and Communities movement. He teaches in the School of Public Health and Social Policy at the University of Victoria (Canada), where his graduate courses connect students to real on the ground problems facing society. As co-chair of a working group studying human and ecosystem health for the Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA), he is searching for new, creative ways to communicate his message. He is a lead author on the recent Canadian Public Health Association report Global Change and Public Health: Addressing the Ecological Determinants of Health. He was a lead reviewer for the 2015 Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change publication, Health and climate change: policy responses to protect public health.

Chair: Peter Tait

 

 

 


Anyone who wishes to lead a forum session in 2015 is welcome to nominate themselves. Please send your abstract and available date(s) for the forum to Craig Ashhurst (craig@nichethinking.net.au).


 

 

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