Western Geographers Participate in Public Forum on Creating Healthy Active Communities
Dr Jason Gilliland, Director of the Urban Development Program and the Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL) in Western’s Geography Department, was a keynote speaker at a public forum May 21 on “Creating Healthy Active Communities–The Power of Partnerships”. The forum, co-sponsored by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and The Healthy Communities Partnership of Middlesex-London, brought together local stakeholders and key policymakers to discuss strategies on how supportive environments and policy can promote active communities for all ages. [READ MORE] [LINK/AUDIO]
Gifts from the Elders: Honouring the Past for a Healthier Tomorrow - London Screening Preview!
This new film from Emmy Award-winning Ojibway filmaker, James M. Fortier and Western Geography Professor, Dr. Chantelle Richmond, follows five Anishinaabe youth on a summer research project with their Elders, whose stories guide them on a journey back to proceeding generations that lived a healthy lifestyle off of the land. Their stories chronicle the devestating impact that environment and cultural dispossession had on the flow of knowledge from Elders to youth, and ultimately the health of their people. For additional Ontario screenings, please be sure to click on the poster. [POSTER] [TRAILER]
When: Monday, June 10,
2013 @ 6:45 pm
Where: London Central Library, Wolf Performance Hall
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