Jade Yehia is a Human Geography and Environmental Health specialist with a Master of Science (MSc) in Health Impact Assessment. She is a certified Environmental Health Officer and Consultant with fourteen years of experience working for the Federal and Provincial governments.
Jade led Island Health’s Healthy Built Environment program for almost a decade before moving to the BC Ministry of Health to support the development of their newly minted Climate Resilience Unit as their Climate Change and Health Lead. Most recently, she stepped into the private consulting world, teaching at Royal Roads University and carrying out equity and holistic health assessment projects.
Her passion is to work collaboratively across departments in partnership with local governments, academics, and civil service organizations, supporting a grounded Health in All Policies approach.
She has expertise in the linkages between climate and health, housing and homelessness, air quality, food safety and security, transportation planning, natural assets, and risk analysis.