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Seminar Series

Department of Health and Society welcomes you to its 2021-2022 Research Seminar Series

Join us for our Research Seminar Series starting on September 27th!

Research Seminars are online from 12:00pm-1:00pm on Zoom at:


Nature Based Equity: An Assessment of the Public Health Impacts of Green Infrastructure in Ontario, Canada

October 25, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Dr. Vidya Anderson, PhD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, UTSC and Project Manager, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation & Parks, will present findings from a participatory research study on the public health impacts of green infrastructure on individual and community mental and physical well being using Ontario, Canada as a case study. The built environment is a physical determinant of health essential to the planning and development of a more equitable society. Communities face growing challenges due to environmental stressors such as climate change, with vulnerable communities experiencing a disproportionate burden of adverse health outcomes. Widespread implementation of nature based solutions such as green infrastructure, provides a multi functional strategy to improve access to healthier built environments for vulnerable and marginalized groups, support sustainable development, increase climate resilience, enhance ecological connectivity, and create healthier communities.



September 27: Fatema Ali

Diabetes and the Pandemic: How has diabetes care among Black women been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic? 



Department of Health and Society 2020-2021 Research Seminar Series

April 19, 2021: Chantalle Clarkin

My Story is My Strength: A Qualitative Exploration of the Healthcare Experiences of a Community Sample of Pregnant and Parenting Youth through Digital Storytelling.

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March 15, 2021: Helen Yung and Maikel Carrion

Creative Practice: Yoga for the Imagination

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February 22, 2021: Élyse Caron-Beaudoin

Exposure to Volatile Organic Compounds During Pregnancy: Preliminary Results from the Experiva Study

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January 18, 2021: Lesley Tarasoff

Perinatal Care Experiences of People with Disabilities in Ontario

December 14, 2020: James K. Gibb

Exploring Sexual Orientation-Based Differences in Skeletal Growth and Health Across the Life Course

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November 16, 2020: Suleyman Demi

Assessing the Health Challenges of Smallholder Farming Households in Ghana

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