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Dr Gilliland Addresses Federal Parliamentarians in Ottawa

Monday, May 9, 2016

HEAL Director Jason Gilliland was at Parliament Hill in Ottawa today to speak to federal MPs, Senators, and numerous representatives of various NGOs at an event entitled “Pediatric Research and Child Health in Canada”.   Dr Gilliland was invited to speak to Parliamentarians about his research on the built environment and children’s health, with particular emphasis on how the environment matters for healthy active living and childhood obesity. The event was organized by Research Canada, with the support of Parliamentary Health Research Caucus Chair, MP John Oliver, Past Chair Senator Kelvin K. Ogilvie, and NDP Representative Carol Hughes.