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Exploring Careers in Public Health Webinar Series: A day in the life of a city planner with a public health impact, CPHA

November 15, 2017

12:00-1:00 p.m.

What role can urban planners play to improve health? How do you embed a public health lens in municipal plans and policies? Given that the built environment, land use and transportation systems are among determinants of population health, this webinar will explore the role of an urban planner with a focus on public health and how urban planning can help support more socially just and equitable communities. Ali Shaver, Healthy Built Environment Coordinator with Nova Scotia Health Authority, will describe a typical day on the job, and give you a sense of what you can expect in a public health-focused urban planning career.

Presenter: Ali Shaver is an urban planner with Public Health – Nova Scotia Health Authority.


  • Free for CPHA members
  • Free for Public Health Physicians of Canada (PHPC) members in September and December 2017
  • $12 each for non-members

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About the Exploring Careers in Public Health Webinar Series: A day in the life of…

Curious about what it’s really like to work in public health? Join us each month as we dive into a typical day in the life of different public health professionals.  The webinars—a combination of mentorship and skills-building—will provide participants with career-related insights and advice. This series is primarily intended for students, trainees and early career professionals.  The monthly series take place from September 2017-March 2018 from noon to 1:00 p.m. ET unless otherwise indicated. Please visit CPHA’s website for information on the full series. Registration for each webinar opens in the month preceding the date of the webinar.

Direct your questions to Émilie Sartoretto, Interim Communications Manager by email at or at 613-725-3769, extension 160.