- MIEH Research on Immigrants' Quality of Life in Hamilton Spectator
MIEH Researchers Allison Williams, Bruce Newbold and Peter Kitchen presented their research findings at a workshop on February 11, 2013. For details, please see the Spectator story.
MIEH supports "Upwind Downwind Conference 2012: Unlikely Partners"
For more information, please visit the conference website at: http://cleanair.hamilton.ca/default.asp?id=42
MIEH welcomes visiting Fulbright Chair Dr. Michele Morrone
Dr. Morrone is an Associate Professor of Environmental Health and the Director of Environmental Studies at Ohio University. She is a 2012 Fulbright Scholar at McMaster Institute of Environment & Health and the Department of Health, Aging, and Society at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She will be on campus through the end of April, and will be presenting at the January MIEH seminar, and will be organizing a campus workshop on sustainability (information TBA).
Dr. Morrone earned a Ph.D. in environmental planning from The Ohio State University, an M.S. in forest resources from the University of New Hampshire and a B.S. in natural resources from The Ohio State University. Dr. Morrone previously served as the Chief of the Office of Environmental Education at Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. She has authored or co-authored more than 40 papers on a variety of environmental issues and has appeared on CNN and quoted as an environmental health expert in US News and World Report, the Detroit Free Press, USA Today, The Christian Science Monitor, The Columbus Dispatch, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. She has published three books Sound Science, Junk Policy: Environmental Health Science and the Decision Making Process (2002), Poisons on Our Plates: The Real Food Safety Problem in the United States (2008) and Mountains of Injustice: Case Studies in Environmental Equity (2011).
- MIEH Research Associate, Allison Williams's New Book
Health in Rural Canada
edited Judith C. Kulig and Allison M. Williams
Health research in Canada has mostly focused on urban areas, often overlooking the unique issues faced by Canadians living in rural and remote areas. This volume provides the first comprehensive overview of the state of rural health and health care in Canada, from coast to coast and in northern communities.
The contributors bring insights and methodologies from nursing, social work, geography, epidemiology, and sociology and from community-based research to a full spectrum of topics: health literacy, rural health care delivery and training, Aboriginal health, web-based services and their application, rural palliative care, and rural health research and policy. Combined with a general overview of how rural services are structured and funded within the Canadian health care system, these diverse explorations of health and place highlight three key themes: rural places matter to health, rural places are unique, and rural places are dynamic.
Wide-ranging and multifaceted, Health in Rural Canada offers researchers and policy-makers, students and practitioners a valuable resource for understanding the special, ever-changing needs of rural communities.
Unique study maps neighbourhood air pollution
A new neighbourhood study suggests air pollution spewed from traffic is threatening the health of north Hamilton residents, even as the city as a whole breathes easier. To read the rest of this article, click here.
Call for Papers 2009 International Symposium in Medical Geography
Registration and abstract submission will open Tuesday December 2, 2008 and will close on February 15, 2009. A second call for papers will go out in mid-January, 2009. Please visit the IMGS website to register today.
MIEH Co-winners of McMaster's 2008 Commuter Challenge
This was the 4th year that MIEH participated in McMaster's Commuter Challenge. As with previous years, MIEH had a strong presence in the challenge even though we are a small group. We had 100% participation and were co-winners in our class grouping of 1-10 participants.
For details on other winners and on McMaster's ranking, check out McMaster's All-Modes Commuting and Transportation (ACT) Office's website
and the Daily News
June 03, 2008
Blog by Richard Florida
and the Creative Class Exchange Report
Can Enviromental Factors Trigger Cancer?
By Terrence Belford (Toronto Star)
January 10, 2008
Congratulations to the 2007 MIEH USRA (Undergraduate Student Research Award) Winners
They will be working with the Public Health Department, City of Hamilton.