2017-2018 Annual Report

Our Mission

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.

Director's Message
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By the Numbers

13

Recognitions & Awards

11

Undergraduate Scholars Elective/Practicum

3

Master’s Practicum

14

Doctoral Theses Supervised

13

Secondary School Co-Op Interns

254

Undergraduate Research Assistants

37

Master’s Theses Supervised

7

Post-Doctoral Fellows Supervised

Publications

Graduated Scholars (2017–2018)

Bridget Irwin
Bridget received her MSc in Epidemiology & Biostatistics. After graduating, Bridget secured a research associate position at Wilfrid Laurier University.
Adrian
Adrian Buttazzoni is a recent Master's graduate from HEAL and the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Western Ontario. Adrian is currently studying his PhD in Urban Planning at the University of Waterloo.
Leah Taylor
Katherine

Media Attention

Programs and Outreach

Featured Projects

YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
HEAL-YAC was formed Fall 2018 to involve youth perspectives in our research to ensure its integrity, quality and the greatest potential to improve health and well-being of youth.
SMART APPETITE
HEAL-YAC was formed Fall 2018 to involve youth perspectives in our research to ensure its integrity, quality and the greatest potential to improve health and well-being of youth.
OSNP Evaluation
HEAL-YAC was formed Fall 2018 to involve youth perspectives in our research to ensure its integrity, quality and the greatest potential to improve health and well-being of youth.

Featured Scholars

Richard

Connecting with the Community

120+
Volunteers
9,600+
Volunteer Hours
42+
COMMUNITY SERVICE AFFILIATIONS
IMPACT
IN THE MEDIA
Media features within numerous local, national, and international outlets.
IMPACT
PUBLICATIONS
Chapters in Books, Peer-Reviewed Papers in Journals and Conference Proceedings, Abstracts, Presentations at Professional Meetings, Keynote Addresses/Invited Presentations and Reports & Technical Writings.
IMPACT
PROJECTS
Adds depth, immediacy, and emotional impact to learning experiences through workshops, knowledge translation, and research.
IMPACT
PUBLIC EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
Adds depth, immediacy, and emotional impact to learning experiences through workshops, knowledge translation, and research.
IMPACT
HONOURS AND AWARDS
Journal and Research awards and honours to celebrate outstanding scholarly activities and contributions.
IMPACT
YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL
HEAL-YAC was formed Fall 2018 to involve youth perspectives in our research to ensure its integrity, quality and the greatest potential to improve health and well-being of youth.

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