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HEAL Award Winner Tackling Food Insecurity in Rural Ontario

HEAL Award Winner Tackling Food Insecurity in Rural Ontario

Congratulations to HEAL Graduate Research Assistant Angela Piaskoski who received a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Angela’s MSc research, under the supervision of Dr. Jason Gilliland in the Department of Geography, will examine the role that Geography plays in rural food security. Her research will investigate perceptions of food security […]

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New Publication: Exploring the effect of parental influence on children’s physical activity

Physical activity is critical for children’s optimal health and development. It is therefore important to understand what factors contribute to children’s physical activity in order to improve interventions to increase physical activity levels. This new article investigates the relationship between parental support and parental physical activity on children’s perception of parental support and children’s physical […]

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New Publication: Socioeconomic status and adverse birth outcomes: a population-based Canadian sample

Socioeconomic status (SES) has consistently been a predictor of physical and mental health, as those of lower SES are typically found to have poorer health status than their higher SES counterparts. This new publication explores the association between SES and adverse birth outcomes, in particular low birth weight and preterm birth in the Southwestern Ontario […]

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