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New Publication: Children’s perspectives on neighbourhood barriers and enablers to active school travel: A participatory mapping study

This research uses innovative participatory mapping and qualitative GIS methods to examine how children’s perceptions of their environments influence their school journey experiences. We conducted 25 map-based focus groups during Geography Awareness Week, an annual geography education and public awareness program, in November 2016. This child-centred research approach aims to contribute to the existing evidence […]

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Londoner interviews HEAL members on the Active and Safe Routes to School initiative

HEAL researchers, Dr. Andrew Clark, Dr. Jason Gilliland, Katherine Wilson and Kate Schieman along with Sabrina Sater, supervisor of neighbourhood development and support for the City of London were featured in the Londoner this week. With elementary students back in school, families are being encouraged to establish a structured and healthy daily routine of active transportation […]

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Growing Chefs! Ontario

Andrew Fleet from Growing Chefs! Ontario discusses filling gaps in food education from the front lines. 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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