How will climate change impact apartment building residents?

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Seminar July 27 from noon to 1pm. Virtual and in-person at Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute.

How will climate change impact apartment building residents? Dr. Marianne Touchie is the Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Urban Housing and examines thermal resilience in mid-rise and high-rise buildings, which includes most social housing buildings in Toronto. During this seminar, Dr.Touchie will provide an introduction to these post-war multi-unit buildings in Toronto and who lives there. We will explore the ways in which climate change will impact the health of residents in these buildings; what we can do to protect them through modifications; the challenges in that process; and implications for health equity. A brief Q&A will follow, moderated by Dr. Fiona Miller, Director, Collaborative Centre for Climate, Health & Sustainable CareLunch will be provided.

Marianne Touchie is an Associate Professor jointly appointed in the Departments of Civil & Mineral Engineering and Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto and Director of the Building Energy and Indoor Environment Lab. Her interdisciplinary research program explores the interactions between occupant behaviour, the building enclosure and mechanical systems and how these three factors can be engineered to improve energy performance, indoor environmental quality and occupant comfort, health and well-being. 

This seminar is hosted in partnership with the Collaborative Centre for Climate, Health, and Sustainable Care, a new multi-faculty unit founded by the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, the Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, and the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy

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