Dr. Gilliland launches smartphone app to encourage positive eating habits

Jason Gilliland's goal is to improve food literacy and diet amoung youth, and he's turning to a smartphone app to do so. As the Primary Investigator on a CIHR grant, his plan is to focus on and encourage youth to download and use SmartAPPetite, a smartphone app which provides food and health related tips and information to youth. Through the app, users are provided timely tips and information, which have all been designed by registered dietitians, and are from validated sources. Read more.

Dr. Isaac Luginaah named as a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS)

Isaac Luginaah, Professor in the Department of Geography, has been named as a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS).The AAS recognizes individuals who have excelled in their fields of expertise, and who have contributed to developing their fields in Africa. Professor Luginaah was nominated for his “innovative research in population, environment and health.” His research addresses the impact of environmental hazards and vulnerabilities in population health, and encompasses research in North America, and in Africa. W88Read more.

Dr. Gordon McBean raises awareness of the issues of climate change and disaster risk reduction

Professor Emeritus Gordon McBean, recently sat down with Western News to discuss his passion for educating others about climate change and disaster risk reduction. “I think it’s very important that scientists reach out to communities so they better understand these issues and take what are, I hope, the right actions." Read more.

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