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Thursday, February 23 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Let's Clear the Air

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The benefits of clean air in the classroom go beyond sniffles and coughs: the air we share has wide-reaching implications in education, both from the health and well-being of staff and students and in enhancing learning and educational outcomes.

This session will explore the science behind indoor air quality in schools and some surprisingly easy solutions that also make great in-class science projects. High indoor air quality is proven to boost cognitive functioning, concentration, test scores, and positive health outcomes while reducing headaches, brain fog, illness, and fatigue.


Dorothy Wigmore

Dorothy Wigmore still has her early 1990s “Fresh air” enscribed brick from the Canadian Union of PublicEmployees (CUPE). One of her filing cabinets has at least one-and-a-half drawers full of materials aboutindoor air hazards and solutions. These days, her work includes building... Read More →

John Oudyk

John has been involved with indoor air quality (IAQ) since the 1980’s (when background CO 2  levels were 330 ppm – now they’re 420 ppm). He participated on the tripartite committee that wrote the FederalIAQ regulation. He has done about 150 IAQ investigations. Since 1991 he... Read More →

Dr. Malgorzata (Gosia) Gasperowicz

Dr. Malgorzata (Gosia) Gasperowicz is a developmental biologist and a researcher at the University ofCalgary. She earned her Masters at the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology in Gdansk, Poland, and a PhD in biology at Albert Ludvig University of Freiburg, Germany. Dr. Gasperowicz... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2023 9:00am - 10:00am MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-2303
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