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Southern Quebec Inuit Health Survey, Qanuikkat Siqinirmiut?, website launched!

Visit the new website for Qanuikkat Siqinirmiut? ("How are those in the south?" Southern Quebec Inuit Health Survey) for more information on the project!The Qanuikkat Siqinirmiut? ᖃᓄᐃᒃᑲᑦ ᓯᕿᓂᕐᒥᐅᑦ ("How are those in the south?" Southern Quebec Inuit Health Survey) recently launched their website and Facebook page. Partnering with Inuit organizations,...

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Charles-Olivier Simard and Ella Myette receive SSHRC funding

Congratulations to two lab members for receiving funding awards from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Charles-Olivier Simard, a PhD student in Demography at Université de Montréal who is co-supervised by Dr. Riva, won the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship for the next three years; while Ella Myette, an...

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New research assesses climate change vulnerability in the Arctic using Multiplex System Network analysis

Multiplex System Network Analysis and Climate Change Assessment https://t.co/9p8GiaMJZ6 pic.twitter.com/3q5aOl65KB — Nathan S. Debortoli (@debortoli_ns) September 22, 2018 Post-doctoral researcher and lab member Nathan Debortoli recently published new research into climate change vulnerability in the Arctic in Environmental Research Letters. Applying Multiplex System Network analysis to this topic for the first...

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Primary data collection conducted in 14 communities of Nunavik for community component of Qanuilirpitaa? – the Nunavik Health Survey

Lab members Melody Lynch, Marie Baron and Marie-Claude Lyonnais have returned from Nunavik after conducting primary data collection for the community component of Qanuilirpitaa? the Nunavik Health Survey. The team travelled to the 14 communities of Nunavik between August 16th and October 5th aboard the Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen.

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Dr. Riva awarded McGill Trottier Fellowship 2017-2019

Dr. Riva was awarded one of four McGill Trottier Fellowships 2017-2019 by the Trottier Institute for Science and Public Policy in support of the Housing, Access to Health Care, Education, and Employment among First Nations Living On- and Off-Reserve: Moving Evidence to Policy project.

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Qanuilirpitaa? (How are we now?) 2017 Nunavik Health Survey

Prof Riva and some of her research assistants and students, including Melody Lynch (RA), Marie Baron (PhD student), Christine Lussier (RA), Marie-Claude Lyonnais (Master's student and RA), and Philippe Dufresne (RA) are currently involved in data collection for the Qanuilirpitaa? 2017 Nunavik Health Survey.

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Dr. Riva delivers closing Keynote at IMGS 2017

Earlier today, Dr. Riva delivered the closing Keynote to the 17th International Medical Geography Symposium, in Angers, France. Here are a few highlights from her presentation pulled from Twitter. Mylène Riva delivers the closing keynote at #imgs2017 on housing intervention #SDOH #IndigenousHealth #healthgeography @mcgillu pic.twitter.com/q8TC5hxd3I — Sarah M Mah (@sarahmmah)...

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Dr. Riva and McGill health geography colleagues at IMGS 2017

Here is a little sneak peak at what Dr. Riva and some of her health geography colleagues are up to this week! For more information on Dr. Riva’s contribution to the 17th International Medical Geography Symposium in Angers, France, click here. Strong @mcgillu health geography presence @ #imgs2017 w Assoc...

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Dr. Mylene Riva to present closing Keynote at IMGS 2017

This week, Dr. Riva is in Angers, France for the 17th International Medical Geography Symposium, where she will be presenting as closing Keynote Speaker. The six day conference is the leading international meeting of health and medical geographers. Every two years, the symposium welcomes health geographers and others interested in...

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Megan Wylie receives IHSP Graduate Award

Congratulations to lab member and Masters student Megan Wylie on her successful fellowship application to the Institute for Health and Social Policy’s Graduate Award Program (GAP) 2017-2018! The Graduate Award Program provides graduate students with the skills needed to bridge the gap between research and practice. It is open to...

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Megan’s notes from the 2017 CAG Annual Conference

Last week, lab member and Masters student Megan Wylie attended the Canadian Association of Geographers 2017 Annual Conference. Here are her notes from the week-long event. Last week, I realized again why I love being part of the department of geography. On the week of May 30, I was able...

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Marie and Camille present at Journée de la Science 2017 in Quebec City

Team members and Doctoral students Marie Baron and Camille Pépin of Université Laval presented their research at the Journée de la Science 2017 de l’Institut Nordique du Québec yesterday in Quebec City. The day-long conference, held on June 6th, seeks to provide space for students and researchers from diverse disciplines...

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Congratulations to graduating lab members!

Congratulations to current lab members Melody Lynch (MA Development Geography), Jeffery Sauer (BA First Class Honours Geography) and René Iwo (BA First Class Joint Honours Sociology-IDS, Dean’s Honour List), as well as former lab members Emma Windfeld (BA Environment, Distinction) and Johanna Busch (BA Geography, Dean’s Honour List) on their...

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Website launch

Welcome to the Place, Health and Well-being Research Group website! Kindly note that we are still working on content for some of the pages on this site. The pages will be updated shortly, so please be sure to visit us again in a few weeks for more information on the...

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