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Geography grad Katherine Wilson is applying her HEALab training as Active Transportation Coordinator for Essex County

Geography grad Katherine Wilson is applying her HEALab training as Active Transportation Coordinator for Essex County

Katherine Wilson (MA) is applying her HEAL training as the Active Transportation Coordinator for Essex County, where she is currently coordinating the County-Wide Active Transportation Plan (CWATS). This plan involves partnerships with the Essex Region Conservation Authority, the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit and the Ministry of Transportation with the common goal of linking seven local municipalities […]

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New Publication: Influence of the Natural and Built Environment on Personal Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) in Cyclists Using City Designated Bicycle Routes

Cycling is becoming an increasingly popular commuting choice for North Americans due to the health benefits that cycling offers. Despite these health benefits, urban cyclists are often exposed to traffic-related air pollution, including particulate matter (PM2.5), which may be compromising their health, as PM2.5 can penetrate deep into the lungs and promote or exacerbate respiratory […]

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New Publication: Promotion of Physical Activity in Rural, Remote, and Northern Settings: A Canadian Call to Action.

Studies of the impact of regular physical activity have been extensive in the past. However, the promotion of these activities has been directed towards urban regions. This study investigated the accessibility and practice of physical activity in non-urban—rural, remote, and northern—settings. A “synopses of syntheses” was used to assess the state of public health by […]

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