Experiential Learning Group on Nutrigenomics wins Campus Collaboration Award
Experiential Learning Group on Nutrigenomics wins Campus Collaboration Award

Last month, the HEAL's student experiential learning group for the  received the Campus Collaboration Award through Brescia University College. HEAL researcher and PhD candidate, , has been working alongside...

New Publication: Is active travel a breath of fresh air? Examining children’s exposure to air pollution during the school commute
New Publication: Is active travel a breath of fresh air? Examining children’s exposure to air pollution during the school commute

Walking to school is gaining attention as a source of exercise and a way to get outdoors, but recent concerns regarding air quality may be putting a hamper on active travel. With more and more findings...

School Site Planning and Designing for Safety
School Site Planning and Designing for Safety

Russell Brownlee from 30 Forensic Engineering presents School Site Planning and Designing for Safety at CHEWS.The Children’s Health and the Environment Workshop & Symposium (CHEWS) was held at Western...

HEAL Researchers find strong link between air pollution and adverse birth outcomes
HEAL Researchers find strong link between air pollution and adverse birth outcomes

A by researchers from Western’s provides evidence of a strong association between exposure to air pollution during pregnancy and adverse birth outcomes.“This is the first study in Southwestern Ontario...

New Publication: Food for naught: Using the theory of planned behaviour to better understand household food wasting behaviour.
New Publication: Food for naught: Using the theory of planned behaviour to better understand household food wasting behaviour.

The large scale waste of food in our country is nothing new, but a new published in the ‘Canadian Geographer’ indicates that a large portion of this waste takes place within our homes, and could be easily...

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The Human Environments Analysis Laboratory is a state-of-the-art, inter-disciplinary research and training environment which specializes in the production, evaluation, synthesis, dissemination and mobilization of evidence to support effective policies, programs and professional practice aimed at creating healthy and vibrant communities. We examine social and physical environments from the scale of entire regions down to the level of individual buildings or open spaces and their inhabitants. We specialize in community-based participatory research and applications of GIS for urban planning and public health.

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The HEAL develops and connects highly-skilled researchers to create, disseminate, and mobilize knowledge for making healthy, thriving communities.

Study protocol of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial incorporated into the Group Lifestyle Balance™ program: the nutrigenomics, overweight/obesity and weight management trial (the NOW trial)

Horne, J., Gilliland, J., O’Connor, C., Seabrook, J., Hannaberg, P., & Madill, J

A geospatial approach to understanding inequalities in accessibility to primary care among vulnerable populations

Jason A. Gilliland , Tayyab I. Shah, Andrew Clark, Shannon Sibbald, Jamie A. Seabrook

A Systematic Review of Genetic Testing and Lifestyle Behaviour Change: Are We Using High-Quality Genetic Interventions and Considering Behaviour Change Theory?

Horne J, Madill J, O’Connor C, Shelley J, Gilliland J.
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