Green Action Centre and the Downtown Winnipeg BIZ have partnered to bring Dr. Richard Jackson, Professor Emeritus, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and author of Urban Sprawl and Public Health and Making Healthy Places, to Winnipeg on March 22, 2018. The day will consist of local speakers to support the topic, breakout groups and a post-event mixer at The Merchant Kitchen to further engage with Dr. Jackson and other attendees.

FROM A to B: Employee Wellness and Our Environment
March 22, 2018
Noon – 4:30 PM
$40 ($50 after Feb 15th) | Register Today!
Alt Hotel, Violet Fuchsia Room, lunch included

Join employers like yourself for a keynote speech by Dr. Richard Jackson, followed by breakout sessions. Participate in discussions, network with your colleagues, and receive feedback on your current and future plans. Find out about initiatives you can take to support employee wellness in your workplace, beginning with the commute to and from work.

Richard Joseph Jackson, MD MPH FAAP HonAIA HonASLA

Richard Joseph Jackson is an emeritus Professor at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health. A pediatrician, he has served in many leadership positions with the California Health Department, including the highest as the State Health Officer.  For nine years he was Director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and received the Presidential Distinguished Service award. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Jackson was instrumental in establishing numerous public health programs including California’s Birth Defects and Cancer Monitoring Programs, the national biomonitoring program to track chemical body burdens in the US population, and major laws including these that regulate chemicals including pesticides. Dr. Jackson lectures and speaks on many issues, particularly those related to built environment and health.  He has co-authored the books: Urban Sprawl and Public Health, Making Healthy Places, and Designing Healthy Communities for which he hosted a four hour PBS series. He has served on many environmental and health boards, as well as the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects. He is an elected honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects as well as the American Institute of Architects.

Limited spaces are available! Secure your seat today

Connect with Mel Marginet, Workplace Commuter Options Coordinator, if you have any questions about this event. Email mel@greenactioncentre.ca.