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, including the Southern Quebec Inuit Association, Professors Chris Fletcher (Université Laval) and Riva are part of this community-based participatory research project that seeks to build a knowledge base that will support the development of Inuit-specific services in southern Quebec.
On May 23-24, 2019, the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy (IHSP) hosted its annual conference with the topic “Housing, Health, and Policy” at the McGill Faculty Club. Co-chaired by Dr. Riva and Dr. James R. Dunn (McMaster University), the conference brought together students, academics, researchers, service providers, policymakers, and important stakeholders from various backgrounds, and encouraged cross-sectoral collaboration to equitably and holistically tackle Canada’s housing challenges. Click “continue reading” below for more information and pictures.
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.