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Name Ken Diplock
School School of Health & Life Sciences and Community Services
Program Bachelor of Environmental Public Health
Academic and Professional Designations
  • Hon B.A. Kinesiology – Western (2000) 

  • B.A.Sc. Public Health and Safety - Ryerson (2002) 

  • Masters in Health Studies - Athabasca University (2008) 

  • PhD – Candidate - Health Studies, University of Waterloo (2012-Present) 
  • CPHI(C) – Certificate in Public Health Inspection (Canada) – issued 2002
Title Professor
Courses Taught
  • BIOL1050 – Cell Biology and Introduction to Anatomy 

  • BIOL1060 – Anatomy and Physiology for Health Sciences 

  • HEAL1470 – Success Strategies for Health Care Careers 

  • HEAL1620 – Health Care Fundamentals 

  • BIOT2100 – Professional Ethics for Biotechnology

Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • Public Health Inspection 

  • Food Safety with an emphasis on Food Safety Education 

  • Foodborne disease investigation and outbreak management

Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • 10 years experience in public health 
  • Student Public Health Inspector  (PHI) – York Region (2002), Waterloo (2003) 
  • Certified PHI – Region of Waterloo (2003-2012) 
  • Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors  
  • Food Safety Councillor (2006-08), President Elect (2008-10), President (2010-12), Immediate Past President (2012-Present) 
  • CIPHI rep on Implementation of Open for Business Initiative Steering Committee (2011) 
  • CIPHI Ontario Branch Educational Conferences – Chair (2010) Steering Committee Member (2011 and 2003)  
  • Children’s Environmental Health Working Group (2009-10) 
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications

Brown, K., Diplock, K., & Majowicz (2016). The environment in which behaviours are learned: a pilot assessment of high school teaching kitchens as food safety learning environments in Ontario. Environmental Health Review, 59(3), 88-95.  


Majowicz, S. E., PhD., Diplock, K. J.,M.H.S.C.I.P.H.I.(C.), Leatherdale, S. T., PhD., Bredin, C. T., B.A., Rebellato, S., PhD., Hammond, D., PhD., . . . Dubin, J. A., PhD. (2015). Food safety knowledge, attitudes and self-reported practices among Ontario high school students. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 106(8), E520-E526. doi: 


Gilbert, M., Monk, C., Wang, H., Diplock, K., & Landry, L. (2008). Screening Policies for Daycare Attendees: Lessons Learned from an Outbreak of E.coli O157:H7 in a Daycare in Waterloo, Ontario. Canadian Journal of Public Health / Revue Canadienne De Sante'e Publique, 99(4), 281-285. Retrieved from


Diplock, K. (2003). The potential of sushi rice to serve as a medium for bacterial growth. Environmental Health Review, 1, 109-116.
Additional Information I have presented at numerous professional conferences across Canada. I look forward to bringing my professional experiences into the classroom and providing an exciting, and applied learning environment for students.

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