Webinar: An Earth Day Special Webinar on Health, Equity and Climate Change

April 22 is Earth Day and PAN is pleased to host a PAN Presents… special Earth Day webinar with Dr. Maya Gislason. This webinar will present opportunities to think about an equity approach to climate change – what are some of the impacts of climate change on health equity? How can we understand the relationship between inequity and climate change? And how can we apply this to our work to make change?

We have been privileged to hear Dr. Gislason speak and we are sure that she will bring important learnings and considerations for our members, allies and the community at large. Learn more about Dr. Gislason in her bio below and register today!

This special webinar is the first of a two-part series from PAN Presents… on climate change and environmental issues.

Date: April 22, 2021
Time: 10 -11 AM Pacific time

Suggested audience

  • HIV and hepatitis C organization staff and volunteers, including harm reduction workers
  • Community members and other allies
  • Anyone interested in health equity and climate change


Dr. Maya K. Gislason is an assistant professor at Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Health Sciences, a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar, and the founder of the Research for Equitable Ecosocial Transformation (RESET) team at SFU. She holds a doctorate in Medical Sociology from the University of Sussex, a Masters in Sociology and a double major in Sociology and Women’s Studies both from the University of Victoria. Dr. Gislason is a Principal Investigator on several projects and research programs centered on health equity, including the Environment Community Health Observatory (ECHO) Network. A defining characteristic of Dr. Gislason’s research is the integration of social inequities in health scholarship, intersectionality, and gender-based analysis plus lenses with ecosystem approaches to health, which is employed in order to strengthen environmental and community health. Dr. Gislason’s research focuses on connecting theory to practice to help address real world challenges, such as climate change and intensive resource extraction, with a particular focus on women and children’s health.

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