Monthly Archives: August 2020

HEAL youth advisory council bring a youth voice to Ontario’s new rules for vaping

Dr. Kendra Nelson Ferguson receives Children’s Health Research Institute Trainee Award for 2020/2021

Dr. Kendra Nelson Ferguson, a Postdoctoral Associate with the HEAL in the Department of Geography, has received the Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI) Trainee Award for 2020/2021. The purpose of this award is to support trainees who are involved in child health research.  Dr. Nelson Ferguson’s Postdoctoral research will focus on identifying research-driven solutions to better support youth in navigating their daily food environments.   Poor nutrition is linked to several chronic health issues (i.e., heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes) and is […]

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The role of public space during the COVID-19 pandemic: Perspectives from the HEAL team 

Parks, trails, beaches, pathways, patios, plazas, sidewalks are well-recognized contributors to positive health and wellbeing. These spaces, as part of the public realm, have become even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic. This virus has necessitated the closure of many workplaces, entertainment venues, and retail locations, the implementation of physical distancing protocols, and serious reflection on the […]

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