HEALYAC 2021-2022 Year End Review
Jason Gilliland receives CAG Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography
HEAL Classic: The effect of season and weather on physical activity
Are you a teen or young adult enrolled in full-time education? Consider participating in our SmartAPPetite Research Study!
New Study: Rethinking walkability and developing a conceptual definition of active living environments to guide research and practice
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HEALYAC 2021-2022 Year End Review

On June 9th, 2021, the HEALYAC 2021-2022 had their final meeting. The HEAL is very grateful for the council members and everything that they have contributed to the lab. HEALYAC members’ perspectives and...

Jason Gilliland receives CAG Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geographyhttps://theheal.ca/2022/06/jason-gilliland-receives-cag-award-for-scholarly-distinction-in-geography/ - copy
Jason Gilliland receives CAG Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography

Congratulations to (Professor, Dept of Geography & Environment) for winning the prestigious Award for Scholarly Distinction in Geography from the Canadian Association of Geographers (CAG)! The purpose...

HEAL Classic: The effect of season and weather on physical activityhttps://theheal.ca/2022/05/heal-classic-the-effect-of-season-and-weather-on-physical-activity/ - copy
HEAL Classic: The effect of season and weather on physical activity

In 2007, and published a study entitled: “The effect of season and weather on physical activity.”Weather conditions can strongly promote or deter physical activity behaviours. This study reviewed previous...

Are you a teen or young adult enrolled in full-time education? Consider participating in our SmartAPPetite Research Study!https://theheal.ca/2022/05/are-you-a-teen-or-young-adult-enrolled-in-full-time-education-consider-participating-in-our-smartappetite-research-study/ - copy
Are you a teen or young adult enrolled in full-time education? Consider participating in our SmartAPPetite Research Study!

The HEAL is currently recruiting teens and young adults to participate in our SmartAPPetite research study. SmartAPPetite is a nutrition and healthy living smartphone app that provides users with scientifically...

New Study: Rethinking walkability and developing a conceptual definition of active living environments to guide research and practicehttps://theheal.ca/2022/04/new-study-rethinking-walkability-and-developing-a-conceptual-definition-of-active-living-environments-to-guide-research-and-practice/ - copy
New Study: Rethinking walkability and developing a conceptual definition of active living environments to guide research and practice

A team of researchers led by Melissa Tobin with Samantha Hajna, Kassia Orychock, Nancy Ross, Megan DeVries, Paul Villeneuve, Lawrence Frank, Gavin McCormack, Rania Wasfi, Madeline Steinmetz-Wood, , Gillian...

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The Human Environments Analysis Laboratory is a state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary research and training environment based at Western University which specializes in the production, evaluation, synthesis, dissemination and mobilization of evidence to support effective policies, programs and professional practice aimed at creating healthy and vibrant communities.

HEAL faculty and students come from various academic disciplines, including geography, sociology, urban planning, engineering, landscape architecture, health sciences, epidemiology & biostatistics, neurosciences, paediatrics, and food and nutritional sciences.

We specialize in applications of geographic information science (GIS) for addressing critical planning and public health issues. We also specialize in community-based research and strive to build authentic and mutually-beneficial partnerships with local community organizations, especially non-profits and charities.

Our Mission 

The HEAL develops and connects highly-skilled researchers to create, disseminate, and mobilize knowledge for making healthy, thriving communities.

How Neighbourhood Food Environments and a Pay-as-You-Throw (PAYT) Waste Program Impact Household Food Waste Disposal in the City of Toronto

van der Werf, P., Larsen, K., Seabrook, J.A., & Gilliland, J.

Examining Factors of Accelerometer‐Measured Sedentary Time in a Sample of Rural Canadian Children

Button, B, Martin, G, Clark, A, Graat, M, Gilliland, J.

Measuring temporal differences in rural Canadian children’s moderate to vigorous physical activity

Button, B.L.G, Clark, A.F., Martin, G., Graat, M., & Gilliland, J.A.