Green Action Centre and the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ have partnered to bring Dr. Larry Frank, author of Health and Community Design and Urban Sprawl and Public Health, and Professor and Bombardier Chair in Sustainable Transportation and Health (University of British Columbia), to Winnipeg on March 27, 2018. This half day event will feature Dr. Frank as our keynote speaker, as well as relevant guest speakers to support the topic. Afterwards, attendees will break out into smaller groups to partake in breakout workshops to gain knowledge and resources related to the subject of workplace wellness, transportation and the built environment. At the end of the session, there will be a post-event mixer at Merchant Kitchen, where participants can network with each other and Dr. Frank in a relaxed environment.
From A to B: Employee Wellness & Our Environment
March 27, 2018
12:00 PM – 4:30 PM – KEYNOTE SPEAKER & WORKSHOP
$40 Early Bird Price ($50 after February 15th) | Lunch Provided | REGISTER TODAY!
ALT Hotel, Violet Fuchsia Room, 310 Donald Street, Winnipeg
Employers have done a great job in bringing Workplace Wellness initiatives to the culture of modern workplaces. Yoga at lunch, employee gyms, mindfulness seminars; all of these initiatives have had a positive effect. But we often forget about how employees get to work, how they get home, and how this travel time effects our health and the environment. And while a portion of employees will partake in wellness initiatives, all employees make the commute (or not if telework is an option!). What can workplaces do to ensure they support employee health through examination of their transportation options?
Dr. Frank is a Professor in Sustainable Transportation and Public Health at the University of British Columbia and President of Urban Design 4 health, Inc. which builds software tools and documents health impacts of transportation and land development actions. He specializes in the interaction between land use, travel behavior, air quality; and health; and in the energy use, and climate change impacts of urban form policies. He coined the term “walkability” in the early – mid 90’s; his work led to WalkScore and has been cited over 24,000 times making him one of the 2 most cited planning academics. Thompson and Reuters lists him in the top 1% globally as a highly cited researcher. Dr. Frank has published over 150 peer reviewed articles and reports and co-authored two of the leading books – Heath and Community Design and Urban Sprawl and Public Health on which helped to map out the field emerging at the nexus between built, natural, and social environments and health. Dr. Frank works directly with local, regional, provincial or state, and federal agencies and developers to help translate results from leading edge research into practice based tools.
We invite business owners, managers, health professionals, and leaders to register for this event today!
Limited spaces are available!
Connect with Mel Marginet, Workplace Commuter Options Coordinator, if you have any questions about this event. Email email@example.com.