The fundamental characteristic that drives Dr. Stacey’s achievements in research is her profound wish to improve healthcare services and systems, through shared decision making, particularly empowering the patient – health professional interaction.
Dr. Squires’ research program aims to increase research use by healthcare professionals in clinical practice to improve healthcare quality, patient outcomes, and the sustainability of healthcare systems. Her efforts are critically important to enhance optimal use of research evidence in healthcare settings, by supporting implementation of new practices, as well as reduce the use of existing ones that may add little value or are harmful.
The GYA membership will allow Dr. Udenigwe to pursue his goal of fostering the global food system from a multidisciplinary perspective. Dr. Udenigwe hopes to provide expertise in food and nutritional sciences in developing transversal strategies for addressing the Zero Hunger target of the GYA and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
In a press conference on March 3rd, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the teams funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation 2020 competition one of which is co-led by the Faculty of Health Science’s Dr. Glen Kenny and Ms. Carolyn Tateishi, Director of Health Canada, Climate Change and Innovation Bureau. This collaborative research initiative unites academic researchers, knowledge users and technology experts.
Dave Holmes is fearless in fighting for the health rights of marginalized populations, from challenging psychiatric and public health practices to advocating for more compassionate care for mentally ill inmates.
Jennifer Brunet, Associate Professor in the School of Human Kinetics has received the prestigious Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier II in Physical Activity Promotion for Cancer Prevention and Survivorship for her work in the interdisciplinary field of behavioural medicine.
Jennifer's field of research is critically important in today’s context of an increasing aging population, the growing burden of cancer in Canada, and the ongoing epidemic of physical inactivity. Beginning in February 2019 and for the next five years, this award will support her research project to answer two important research questions: What are the determinants of physical activity in people diagnosed with cancer? and What are the outcomes of physical activity for people diagnosed with cancer?