The CCH provides educational programs and opportunities for professionals, graduate and under-graduate students, government organizations and the public on issues associated with human, animal and environmental health interactions.

Professional Education:

The CCH has offered or participated in several continuing education and professional workshops. Recent examples include:

  • Short course on wildlife epidemiology
  • Symposium on Novel Approaches to Emerging Disease
  • Alternative careers in veterinary medicine
  • Aquaculture epidemiology
  • Challenges of interdisciplinary research
  • Disease surveillance for endangered species
  • Emerging diseases  ―  Cryptococcosis, West Nile virus
  • Health and environmental impacts of animal translocations
  • Risk assessment

University Education:

The CCH contributes to university education by offering or participating in undergraduate or graduate level courses as well as by supporting and supervising graduate and undergraduate students. Topics covered in course work include:

  • Applied epidemiology
  • Control of communicable diseases
  • Ecosystem health
  • Fish health
  • Measurements of health in human populations
  • Microbial ecology
  • Zoonotic diseases 

Public Education:

CCH has provided public education on health issues at the interface of people, animals and the environment by participating in school programs and through the media.

  • Production of an educational pamphlet on bovine tuberculosis for the BC Ministry of Environment
  • Production of a zoonoses handbook for hunters
  • Discovery Channel “Human Wildlife” series
  • Discovery Health Channel ― cryptococcosis
  • Television news ― cryptococcosis, listeriosis; environmental impacts  of salmon farming
  • Radio interviews
  • Workshop for the United Nation’s International Children’s Conference on the Environment