The 2011 What’s Worth Knowing: Health and the Environment Symposium mobilized knowledge about the links between health, the economy and the environment while positioning education as a vehicle for continuously improving the lives of citizens. Key areas of inquiry included health issues pertaining to toxins, food, air quality, technology and social inequality. This event culminated in recommendations for curriculum and education policy development. These recommendations will be detailed in a white paper that will be released in early 2012.
The 2011 What’s Worth Knowing: Health and the Environment Symposium was held on November 16, 2011 in Toronto at the BMO Institute for Learning.
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Dr. Harvey Skinner, Dean of the Faculty of Health at York University speaks about sustainability in health care.
Eli Bamfo from the Compass Group speaks about healthy choices in school food programs.
LSF Board Member Susan Langley from the Canadian Teachers' Federation leads a facilitation session.
LSF Board Member and UNESCO Chair, Chuck Hopkins; LSF Executive Director, Pamela Schwartzberg and LSF Board Member and York University Adjunct Professor, Gerry Connelly present Deputy Minister of Manitoba Education, Gerald Farthing with the SEdA Award.
Don Drummond - Matthews Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Scholar in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University
Ross Munro - President of Chartwells a Division of Compass Group Canada
Bruce Lourie - President of Ivey Foundation and best selling author of Slow Death by Rubber Duck: How the Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Life Affects Our Health
Harvey Skinner - Dean of the Faculty of Health at York University
Bill Kilburn - Project Manager, Back to Nature Network (presentation slides)
Gerald Farthing - Deputy Minister, Manitoba Education
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