CCHSA Research Seminars

The CCHSA seminar is a weekly lecture delivered by invited speakers on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30 during the school term.

Topics include current issues in agricultural and rural health research and practice.  Seminar speakers include those affiliated with CCHSA, with other departments at U of S, and visitors to the university such as those from other institutions or government.  We encourage presentations from students, researchers, Centre staff, and practitioners.  The 30 to 40-min presentation format emphasizes discussion of topics and encourages participant interaction with speakers.

Seminars are held in James Dosman Boardroom (E-wing 1254).

If you would like to present at the seminar or nominate another presenter, please contact the seminar coordinators Debra Morgan and  Julie Kosteniuk.

WebEx Instructions

Before the Seminar

On the day of the Seminar
  • The CCHSA WebEx Seminar will become active at 2:15 pm to allow participants to join before the seminar begins at 2:30 pm.
  • Go to: and enter your name and click the “Join Meeting” button.
  • Connect to audio – you can call using your computer to use your attached speakers, or you can call using a phone (enter your phone number to have WebEx call you direct) for the session audio.
  • Webcams will not be used. You will be able to view the seminar presenter’s slide show on your screen and listen to their presentation
  • Participant microphones will be muted. You may post questions in the chat box to the host.
  • CCHSA Seminar tends be about 1 hour long: 30-45 minute presentation and 15-20 minutes of question and answer.

Technical support will not be available during the seminar. For all other technical help about attending the seminar by WebEx, contact Oluwafemi Oluwole at



January 15              Kate Langrell Copyright for Researchers
January 22

Murray Pettitt

Prairie Swine Centre: Research Update and Collaborative Opportunities

January 29

Erika Penz

Establishing Lung Cancer Attributable Costs Using Saskatchewan Health Administrative Data: A Methodological Study

Feburary 12

Dr. Fergall Magee

Review of Current and Future Advances in Genomic Diagnoses

february 26       

Catherine Trask

Qualitative Methods - A Primer for Quantitative Researchers, by a Quantitative Researcher

March 5

Jackie Toner

The rising issue of overexertion and its silent influence on workplace injuries involving pushing and pulling tasks

March 12

Julie Kosteniuk                

Issues and Interventions in Rural Dementia Care

March 19

Robyn Reist

Getting to the Bottom of Shoulder Pain: Do Bovine Rectal Palpations Cause Musculoskeletal Disorders?

March 26

Tracy Danylyshen-Laycock

Examining the Relationship Between Leadership, Facilitation, and Short Term Sustainability of a Dementia-Specific Training Program in Rural Long-Term Care Homes

April 2

Luan Chu

Predictors of the First Asthma-related Hospitalization after diagnosis: A Retrospective Birth Cohort using the Saskatchewan Health Databases

April 9

Cindy Deschenes

Rethinking Leadership and Relationality in Research with Indigenous people 

April 16

Melanie Bayly


April 23

Sharleen Jahner

An Analysis of the Psychologically Distressing Experiences of Rural Registered Nurses and Perceptions of Organizational Support

April 30

Oluwafemi Oluwole


Date          Presenter(s)                               Topic
September 11, 2018        Debra Morgan and Shelley Kirychuk

CCHSA Welcome and Orientation

Sept 18, 2018

Stephanie Horsley

Use of Videoconferencing to Deliver Physiotherapy Services: A Scoping Review of Published and Emerging Evidence

Sept 25, 2018

Abayomi Olaniyi

Needs Assessment for Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS Collaborative Programming in Saskatchewan, Canada

Oct 2, 2018

Workplace Safety: a CCHSA discussion of resources and policies

*Note that webex will not be offered for this seminar*

Oct 9, 2018

Sarath Peiris

Add Your Voice to The Conversation Canada

Oct 16, 2018

April Liu

Model Building Using Artificial Neural Networks

Oct 23, 2018

Stefanie Auer

Prevalence of Dementia in Austrian and Czech Nursing Homes  (*Note special time and location. For webex details and room directions, contact 10:30-11:30 am - Health Sciences B450)

Oct 30, 2018

Donald W. Cockcroft

Thunderstorm Asthma

Nov 6, 2018

Jafar Soltan

Technologies for Treatment of Indoor Air

Nov 7, 2018

Grzegorz Brozek, Visiting Scholar

E-cigarettes and Novel tobacco Products - An Epidemiological Approach.  For webex details contact - 10:00 - 11:00.

Nov 13, 2018

No seminar

Fall Midterm Break

Nov 20, 2018

William Pickett

Risk-taking and Health in Rural Adolescent Populations: A National Study

Nov 27, 2018

Josh Lawson

Mental Health and Asthma among Children

Dec 4, 2018

Ulfat Khanam

Predictors of Continuity of Care among Children with Asthma in Saskatchewan

Dec 11, 2018

Saija Kontulainen

Strong Bones Across the Lifetime