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 incoming Master’s student in Geography at McGill University supervised by Dr. Riva, won the Master’s Program Scholarship.
At last week’s conference entitled “Urban Sustainability and Population Health: Turning Data into Insights” hosted by Dr. Nancy Ross’ Geo-Social Determinants of Health Research Group, Dr. Riva kicked off presentations for the day by speaking about housing, health, and inequalities in Canada.
— 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 time, the study uses literature review to detect and collect environmental-physical and socioeconomic variables to quantitatively understand their weight and distribution within a system network dynamic for Inuit in Canada.
Former lab member Charlotte Brandstrup Hansen successfully defended her Master’s thesis entitled “The Effects of Housing Conditions on Health among the Inuit in Greenland” just last week. Charlotte spent 4 months at McGill University earlier this year as a visiting MPH student, and her thesis work was co-supervised by Dr. Riva.
Megan Wylie, Master’s student in Geography co-supervised by Dr. Riva, recently returned from New Orleans, LA, where she presented her research on wage inequality and health in Canadian cities at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers in New Orleans, LA. Well done, Megan! Read her story below.
Dr. Riva and Université Laval colleague Dr. Vachon of the Living in Northern Quebec research partnership will be hosting a full day of sessions followed by an expert panel examining issues around Arctic housing and community planning (HUM04) at the Arctic Change 2017 conference next Thursday, December 14th in Quebec City.
On Wednesday, November 29th 2017, our research group joined the Geo-Social Determinants of Health Research Group for a joint lab meeting. The goal of the meeting was to exchange mutual research interests, increase awareness skill sets held by individuals in our two groups, and discuss future research collaboration.
Dr. Riva introduced her project “Housing, access to health care, education, and employment among First Nations living on- and off-reserves” at the Trottier Institute for Science and Public Policy Symposium last Tuesday, November 28th 2017.
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.
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.