Climate Change in a Digital Era: A Nursing Perspective: Nov 10

Climate Change in a Digital Era: A Nursing Perspective

CANE is partnering with the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association (CNIA) to present this webinar (free for CANE and CNIA members; $10 for non-members)

In this webinar, the impact of digital technologies on the environment and climate change will be explored, from both a detriment and benefits perspective. Issues of technological redundancy and unsustainability; dealing with alarming waste from digital products (e-waste); and use of rare or non-renewable resources (e.g., precious metals) will be discussed, coupled with potential solutions. As well, we will look at some benefits of digital technologies on the environment such as how big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence can be used to research environmental impacts and solutions; the transition to paperless systems which reduces the need to cut trees, and how technology can be used to support sustainability initiatives.


Jacqueline/Jack Avanthay Strus, R.N., B.Sc.N., M.Sc.N., Ph.D. (c) is a professor at the School of Nursing of the Université de Saint-Boniface, in Saint Boniface, Manitoba, and a doctoral student at the School of Nursing of the University of Ottawa, Ontario. Their research and clinical interests include critical theory, critical health geography, health equity, ecological determinants of health, sexual diversity, and the transition to parenthood. They are the current president of the Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment/l’Association Canadienne des Infirmiers et Infirmières pour l’Environment.

June Kaminski, RN MSN PhD(c) has served as nursing faculty at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) since 1989 and is currently Curriculum Chair of the hybrid BSN-Advanced Entry Program. She is also a Research Coordinator for Arthritis Research Canada, working on two projects related to First Nations people living with arthritis. As well she is a principal investigator of a research study that looks at Nutrigenomics and Virtual Environments in Emerging Adults. She has been involved with the Executive Board of the Canadian Association of Nurses for the Environment since 2010 and is the current Communication Officer and Webmaster. She is Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Informatics, and the Online Journal of Nursing Informatics. In 2012, June was honoured to receive the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) and Canada Health Infoway’s inaugural Nursing Faculty E-Health Award.

How to Join the Webinar

12 pm Pacific, 2 pm Central, 3 pm Eastern

CANE Members can join for free (check your email for zoom link sent on Sunday Nov 6 at 3:30 Pacific time)

Non-Members should register (fee = $10) at: