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Wildfire Smoke: Impacts on environment and health, and what we can do about it
Wildfires are becoming more common, as are their negative impacts to air quality and human health. Please join us for this 75-minute webinar. Three experts in the fields of forestry, air quality and pediatric environmental health will give us their takes on the issue of wildfire smoke. Attendees will also be invited to bring their questions for the experts.

This webinar is for anyone interested in air quality, forest ecology, environmental health or clinical practice for patients coping with respiratory issues.

Jun 16, 2021 01:30 PM in Edmonton

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Alexander Drummond
Senior Instructor @Norquest College
Alex Drummond is also a former instructor at the U of A’s Forestry program for 25 years and a former President of the Canadian Institute of Forestry . Alex will help us better understand what’s happening when wildfires occur. We'll also hear his prognosis of wildfires including what we can expect and why wildfires are more prevalent today.
Dr. Kevin McCullum
Data Manager and Chief Scientist @Alberta Capital Airshed
Kevin will bring the data alive to explain trends and impacts that wildfire smoke is having on our air quality.
Dr. Anne Hicks, FRCPC, MSc, PhD
Clinical Lead @Children’s Environmental Health Clinic, University of Alberta
Dr. Hicks will be presenting on how wildfire smoke uniquely impacts children. Discussion will include impacts unique to the school setting during COVID, asthma control strategies, and how to protect children’s health during wildfire smoke occurrences.