February 2012 - After an exciting year of redevelopment, the Environmental Health Review is moving to become the leading voice in environmental public health research and news. With direction from the National Executive Committee, in particular Phi Phan (National President) and Cameron Weighill (Chair, EHR Transition Committee) and its new Editor-in-Chief, Andrew Papadopoulos, the EHR sports a redesigned layout and has a brand new home on a state-of-the-art platform.
"The new Environmental Health Review will continue to inform members of important events in our profession while increasing the knowledge of our membership in environmental public health through peer-reviewed technical articles. We are excited about increasing the value of being a CIPHI member,” says President Phan. The new peer-reviewed approach will ensure that technical articles maintain a high level of science while being informative to the profession. The online format will make the Environmental Health Review accessible to more people both in and out of environmental public health.
Canadian Science Publishing, publisher of NRC Research Press Journals and service provider to a number of prestigious Canadian journal publications, is proud to partner with CIPHI. “Our new online platform provides a cutting-edge interactive experience designed and structured to provide a user-friendly experience for readers,” says Cameron MacDonald, Executive Director, Canadian Science Publishing. “We are pleased to welcome the Environmental Health Review to our family of client journals.”
The Environmental Health Review covers the continuum of environmental health topics including food protection, drinking water quality, on-site wastewater disposal, indoor air quality, epidemiology, tobacco reduction, and many more environmental health issues. The Journal is published quarterly in an electronic format and delivered to 1500 society members across Canada in addition to other subscribers.
September 2011 - CIPHI's Board of Certification has released a new version of Form A (exam application form) and a new version of the BOC Practicum Guideline. Visit the BOC page for further information.
September 2011 - We would like to remind everyone that you are still able to give us your thoughts on the proposed changes to the date of Environmental Public Health Week. Please take our very brief survey to give us your thoughts.
August 2011 -The Skills Enhancement for Public Health Program is pleased to announce that registration for the Fall 2011 Session of the Skills Online modules is now open. Registration will close on August 28th, 2011 and space is limited. The session start date is September 12th, 2011 for all modules. For more information, including detailed descriptions of current modules, please click here.
August 2011 - Dr. Andrew Papadopoulos has been named the new Chair of the Environmental Health Review. For further details please see the news release.
July 2011 - Thank you to the members who attended the recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Halifax, NS as well as those who submitted proxies. Your continued interest and participation is integral to the sustainability of our organization. Please feel free to review the meeting minutes.
Important outcomes of the 77th AGM include:
The 2011 Life Member Award was given to Mark Durkee of the Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Branch.
An Honourary Membership in CIPHI was awarded to Helen Mersereau of Cape Breton University
The amendment to the Constitutions and Bylaws of CIPHI that would increase Regular Membership rates by $25 starting January 1, 2012 was approved.
If you should have any questions, comments or concerns, please email Phi Phan at email@example.com.
May 2011 - In preparation for the 77th Annual General Meeting, to be held in Halifax on June 27, the NEC has prepared an electronic AGM booklet and the 2010 financial statement for CIPHI. Moving to an electronic format provides members with an opportunity to review the documents beforehand and should speed up the meeting, as members should be familiar with the contents of the report. Besides that, it also saves trees and is more cost effective for CIPHI!
January 2011 - Need help entering your PD Hours on the MSC? There is now a Youtube video!!
January 2011 - The Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) is pleased to announce that online renewal of membership is now available through the Member Service Centre (www.ciphimember.ca). Members now have access to a convenient option for paying their membership dues through CIPHI’s secured credit card payment system. Upon processing of the payment, a confirmation email will be sent to the member’s registered email account. For those who do not wish to pay online, the system also allows for printing a completed membership application form that can be sent into the office via regular postal mail. Cheques and money orders are still accepted via this manual method. The membership renewal can be found beside your profile picture on the home page on the Member Service Centre.
December 2010 - The re-designed Members Service Centre is now live! Click the image below for further information or click here to go to the new MSC.
August 2010 - The Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors' National Executive Council has recently adopted a position statement in opposition to the sale or distribution of raw milk. CIPHI strongly supports the pasteurization of raw milk prior to consumption. Read the position statement in either English or French.
August 2010 - It is our pleasure to share with our members and stakeholders CIPHI's Strategic Plan for 2010 to 2013. The attached Plan was the result of an engagement/feedback survey conducted earlier this year as well as a facilitated face-to-face meeting that involved the NEC, as well as representatives of the newly resurrected Québec Branch.
July 2010 - CIPHI regrets to inform you that Adam Grant has resigned from his position as the National President of the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors. This resignation is effective immediately. The National Executive Council understands and is supportive of Adam’s decision and we wish him and his family all the best for the future. For full details and succession plan, please click here.
July 2010 - The Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) would like to warn all restaurant and retail store operators of an ongoing scam involving individuals fraudulently posing as public health inspectors, public health officials, or food inspectors.