CanPath has developed a Student Dataset that provides students the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with CanPath data. The CanPath Student Dataset is a synthetic dataset that was manipulated to mimic CanPath’s nationally harmonized data, but does not include or reveal actual data of any CanPath participants. The CanPath Student Dataset is available to instructors at a Canadian university or college for use in an academic course, at no cost.
About the Webinar:
This webinar provided an overview of the CanPath Student Dataset, examples of how it can be used, and outlined the process for requesting access.
- CanPath’s National Scientific Co-Director, Professor Trevor Dummer (University of British Columbia), presented an overview of the CanPath Student Dataset.
- Professor Jennifer Brooks (Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto) described her experience using the Student Dataset in her graduate level epidemiology course last fall.
- Dorothy Apedaile, a MPH student of Prof. Brooks’ course, presented her final project which used the CanPath Student Dataset.
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About the Speakers:
Dr. Trevor Dummer is the National Scientific Co-Director of CanPath and Co-Scientific Director of the BC Generations Project. Dr. Dummer is the Canadian Cancer Society Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention and an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He is also a member of the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention. Dr. Dummer, a health geographer, is interested in how the environment, our communities and neighborhoods collectively influence our health. His research has focused on cancer prevention through community knowledge translation and has examined the relationship between cancer and environmental exposures such as radon and arsenic, as well as the association between obesity and the built environment. Dr. Dummer received his PhD in Environmental Epidemiology from Newcastle University.
Dr. Jennifer Brooks is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She completed her PhD in epidemiology at New York University and her post-doctoral fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Her research integrates epidemiologic, genetic, clinical, imaging, and administrative health data to study breast cancer risk, and survivorship. Specifically, her work seeks to apply risk prediction tools to inform breast cancer screening and prevention. She also studies the impact of breast cancer treatments on patient outcomes including second primary contralateral breast cancer and treatment-related late effects.
Dorothy Apedaile will receive her MPH in Epidemiology from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto (DLSPH) in June and will begin a PhD in Epidemiology at DLSPH in September. She holds a BSc in mathematics from McGill University. Her research interests include occupational health and safety, gender-based violence, and implementation science.