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Healthy Planet, Healthy Lives: Climate Resilience and Sustainability in Health Care

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Dec 1, 2023


12:00pm – 12:45pm

Climate change is already threatening the health of people and communities around the globe — and its risks are only expected to intensify in the years and decades to come. What does this ‘new normal’ mean for patients and practitioners? How can we prepare new generations of health professionals for tomorrow’s environmental hazards? And is there anything the health care sector can do today to help mitigate the growing crisis?

In this next offering in our virtual Temerty Medicine Talks series, join the Globe and Mail’s André Picard and leading U of T experts as they discuss the intersection of planetary and human health, as well actions health care professionals — and the health systems in which they work – can take to contribute to a healthier and more sustainable future.

Kindly register before November 28th. Can’t join live? Register to receive a link to watch the recording at your convenience.



Samir Gupta
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Samir Gupta is a respirologist and clinician-scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital and holds the University of Toronto Michael Locke Term Chair in Knowledge Translation and Rare Lung Disease Research. His main research interest is in knowledge translation across the spectrum of respiratory illness, with a focus on electronic tools for behaviour change. He also has an interest in rare lung disease research methods, and is founder and head of the Canadian Hepatopulmonary Syndrome Program. A medical correspondent for the CBC, Gupta also runs the social channel “The Feed with Dr. G” sharing his expertise with thousands of followers.

Fiona A. Miller
Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Fiona A. Miller holds the Chair in Health Management Strategies in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. She also chairs the Research Subcommittee of U of T’s Committee on the Environment, Climate Change & Sustainability, and is an associate director of the University’s Climate Positive Energy Initiative. In these roles, she leads and supports efforts to improve the sustainability of health systems through research, education, practice change and policy development. As a policy scholar, Miller brings a critical political economy perspective to the analysis of technological innovation and sustainability transitions.

Ross Upshur
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Ross Upshur is the Dalla Lana Chair in Clinical Public Health and Head of the Division of Clinical Public Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, as well as a senior scientist at the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute and a staff physician at Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital – both with Sinai Health. He also serves as an affiliate member of U of T’s Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology and is a member of the Centre for Environment and Member of the Joint Centre for Bioethics.


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