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– The PCN Team
- [Free Screening] “Trashed”, a film on waste issues (Oshawa, May 23, 2013)
As you well know, waste management is an important issue locally, but it is also a global issue. We invite you to attend a FREE screening of “Trashed: No Place For Waste” (2012), an award-winning documentary on global waste issues featuring actor Jeremy Irons that presents up-to-date independent research on the impacts of landfills and incinerators. “Trashed” sees the renowned British actor/Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons on a mission to investigate the true extent and effects of our global waste problem. Jeremy Irons narrates and Vangelis (Chariots of Fire!) wrote the score. This film makes a compelling case for why citizens everywhere should continue to press their decision-makers at all levels to move towards Zero Waste strategies. Globally, many municipalities are taking advantage of increased opportunities to make strong progress on waste reduction, product re-use and recycling. Please join us Thursday, May 23rd (7:00 pm) at the CAW 222 Hall, 1425 Phillip Murray Avenue, Oshawa. Admission is free and refreshments available… MORE »
- [Free Webinar] “Separating Hype from Hope: Breast Cancer Media Literacy” (May 29/30, 2013)
As media consumers, how can we separate the media hype from the real progress? How can we understand the relevance and importance of a news story, as well as determine whether a particular article is only telling half the story or lacks adequate evidence? News reporting on health issues influences how we think about these critical issues and how we regard our own well-being and treatment options. Thinking critically while being bombarded with competing messages and staggering amounts of research data requires us to transform from being passive media consumers into critical thinkers. Our goal in our next webinar is to develop your healthy skepticism about media coverage of health care news with a focus on breast cancer coverage. We’ll look at various claims made in the name of health care interventions and give you the tools to evaluate messages in the media. Please join us on Wednesday, May 29th or Thursday, May 30th to have an informative conversation about coverage of breast cancer news in the media and tools to become more media literate… MORE »
- [Free Webinar] “The Politics of Breast Cancer” (Online Now)
Why does Breast Cancer Action so fiercely object to Breast Cancer Awareness Month? What is so wrong with pink ribbon marketing? Why on earth would corporations involved in the treatment and diagnosis of women with breast cancer try to control how the public understands the disease? Curious about the answers to these questions? Here’s a crash course on the “pinking” of breast cancer, environmental causes of the disease and the corporate interests that control what the public hears about the epidemic … MORE »
- [Free Online Course] “Occupational and Environmental Cancer: Recognition and Prevention” (Online Now)
Many Canadians encounter carcinogens in their workplace or environment. Sometimes this exposure will cause cancer. Recognition of cancer from occupational or environmental causes is difficult because, in most cases, these cancers cannot be distinguished from other cancers. This course teaches primary health care providers how to recognize occupational and environmental cancers and how to respond to this finding. Insights are provided into how the recognition of occupational and environmental cancer risks can lead to prevention. Case studies will highlight key points and allow participants to apply lessons learned … MORE »