Dr. Gilliland goes to Washington!

WASHINGTON, DC.  On October 5, 2017, Dr Jason Gilliland was at the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine in Washington, DC to give an invited talk on “Benefits of Connecting Children with Nature”.  Dr. Gilliland was one of a select group of professors and organizational leaders from across the United States invited by the Geographical Sciences Committee to participate in their special Committee Meeting devoted to Equity in Access and Health Effects of Exposure to Nature. To view Dr. Gilliland’s presentation, click here.

Two Peas in a Pod (Dr. Richard Sadler at CHEWS2017)

In this talk from CHEWS2017, Dr. Richard Sadler from Michigan State University presents his work on “Improving health food access via the colocation of the Hurley Pediatric Clinic with the Flint Farmers’ Market”. The Children’s Health and the Environment Workshop & Symposium (CHEWS) was held at Western University with the support of The Lawson Foundation. 

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CTV News Interviews HEAL’s van der Werf on Household Food Waste

London, ON. CTV News London recently interviewed Western Geography and HEALab PhD Candidate Paul van der Werf in a feature (http://bit.ly/2rD7AGN) about the London Household Food Waste Survey he is leading with Dr Jason Gilliland and the City of London. The survey (www.foodwaste.ca) asks households to self-report on the types and quantities of food they waste; their food wasting intentions and why food becomes waste, in their household. This survey complements ongoing research that measures actual food wasting behaviours through the collection and measurement of household food waste samples.

CTV Interviews Dr Seabrook and Dr Gilliland on Link between Marijuana Use and Low Birth-Weight

LONDON, ON. A new study led by HEAL Faculty Associate Dr Jamie Seabrook found that women who used marijuana while pregnant were almost three times more likely to have an infant with low birth weight. See CTV News Story here: http://london.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1111062&binId=1.1137796&playlistPageNum=1#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=IaJCfIg

London, Ontario – In a new study, researchers in London, Ontario found that women who used marijuana while pregnant were almost three times more likely to have an infant with low birth weight than women who did not use marijuana. Continue reading “CTV Interviews Dr Seabrook and Dr Gilliland on Link between Marijuana Use and Low Birth-Weight”