Introducing our Youth Advisory Council!

Are you a high school student? Are you interested in developing your leadership skills? Do you want to be involved with youth research in your community? If so, we want to hear from you! The HEALab at Western University have been developing a Youth Advisory Council (HEAL YAC) that will include high school students from […]

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Dr Stephanie Coen a CIHR Postdoctoral Fellow!

Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Coen, a postdoctoral associate with the HEALab working with supervisor Dr. Jason Gilliland, who was recently awarded a 2-year fellowship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for her project entitled “Environmental influences on gendered inequities in physical activity: Centring young people’s experiences.” Coen notes that while gender differences in […]

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Supporting active school travel: A qualitative analysis of implementing a regional safe routes to school program

Active school travel (AST), that is walking and wheeling to/from school, can be a relatively undemanding method for families to increase children’s daily levels of physical activity. To support increased participation in AST, schools and their larger communities have utilized several different interventions and programs. In Canada, the Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) […]

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