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HEAL Alumni and Senior Research Associate Recognized for Their Community Impact

Dr. Brenton Button – Examining the environmental influences on physical activity among children in rural Northern Ontario

Brenton Button successfully defended his PhD thesis titled Examining the environmental influences on physical activity among children in rural Northern Ontario. Brenton completed his PhD in Geography under the supervision of Dr. Jason Gilliland at the HEAL in 2020. During his studies, he focused on understanding the relationship between the environment and physical activity levels, and patterns of children living in rural communities.   Low levels of physical activity […]

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The FRESHER Project: Investigating how the pandemic has affected the retail food industry in Southwestern Ontario

The Food Retail Environment Study for Health and Economic Resiliency (FRESHER) aims to identify the impacts of COVID-19 on the food industry (fast food outlets, restaurants, grocery stores, cafes, bars, pubs and alcohol retail stores) as well as to explore the government-supported programs and policies available for business owners. The FRESHER project examines the economic […]

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