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HEAL Award Winner Investigating Food Environments for Teens

Congratulations to HEAL Graduate Research Assistant Drew Bowman who received a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Drew also received both the Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Canadian Association of Geographers Award from the Department of Geography at The University of Western Ontario. […]

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New Publication: Mental health benefits of interactions with nature in children and teenagers: a systematic review

It is commonly believed that nature has positive impacts on children’s health, including physical, mental, and social dimensions. This paper systematically reviewed how accessibility to, exposure to, and engagement with nature affects the mental health of children and teenagers. The review was conducted by an interdisciplinary team of HEAL researchers, including Suzanne Tillmann (lead author), Dr. Danielle […]

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HEAL Director Gilliland a Fellow of the University of Otago

Dr. Jason Gilliland was honoured as the 2018 William Evans Fellow from the University of Otago in New Zealand. Dr. Gilliland visited the University of Otago in the city of Dunedin, New Zealand earlier this year, where he spent time networking, advising and developing collaborations with faculty and grad students at the University. During his […]

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