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Congratulations recent Graduates!

This spring we celebrated the success of our 30 graduating students! We are proud to be a part of their learning experience and excited about their personal and professional growth as leaders in their respective health careers.  On behalf of the Department of Health Sciences, congratulations on successfully completing your respective programs!

MPH
BRODERS, Kirstin
CLARK, Natalie
DANTTOUZE, Alicia Elizabeth
DREN, Natalie
FOX, Beth
GIRARD, Nancy
GREWAL, Kavalpreet Kaur
HAILMAN, Amanda Michelle
HETTINGA, Hillary
KALABA, Maja
KHAN, Samia
KIRUPARAJAH, Vithiya
MALIM, Sana
NGUEMO DJIOMETIO, Joseph Bertrand
POPALYAR, Adina
SHARIFI-TEHRAN, Peyman

MPH - Epidemiology
GRAND, Leslie
PLATA, Jennifer Anne
MPH - Gerontology
DUNNING, Julie Anna Jarosz
FRIK, Deniz
OKPOYE, Loveth
VANGEL, Paula Josephine

MPH - Indigenous and Northern Health
MADDOCK, Mariah Catherine

MPH - Nursing
MUCHENJE, Valerie Ellen
TAGOE, Patvera

MPH - Nursing with NP Electives
MATICHUK, Nikita Kathleen
MOLONEY, Shannon
MORFETAS, Nicole
SEGBEDZIE, Veronica

MPH - Nursing and Gerentology
HOWLING, Emily



Dr. Lynn Martin
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences

Student Highlights
Canadian Society for Epidemiology & Biostatistics (CSEB) Announces new Student Chapter at Lakehead University:

Charlotte McEwen, Secretary
Jessica Lowey, Treasurer
Jennifer Asselstine, President

 
CSEB Lakehead Chapter
CSEB - LUSU club
Contact us with a story to share!


(L-R & T-D-top 5 pictures):
Martha Hunter, Catherine Chambers-Bedard
Jessica Lowey, Dr. Vicki Kristman, Catherine Chambers-Bedard, Jennifer Asselstine 
Jennifer Asselstine
Jessica Lowey, Charlotte McEwen

Department of Health Sciences students deliver poster presentations at the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CSEB) Biennial Conference in Banff, Alberta. 

Charlotte McEwen wins the CIHR Category - poster competition at the Graduate Student Conference during Research and Innovation Week on March 8, 2017.  In recognition of this honour, Charlotte along with her supervisor, Dr. Vicki Kristman, was invited to the Research & Innovation Reception where she received a certificate of recognition Dr. Shahi. 














 
Several students from Department of Health Sciences present at the Centre for Applied Health Research (CAHR) 12th Annual Showcase of Health Research on February 3, 2017. Health professionals, students and scientists shared their relevant research to the health of people living in Northwestern Ontario.
Students from our department included:
Jennifer Asselstine, Mark Bhola, Catherine Chambers-Bédard, Shauna Fossum, Jessica Lowey, Carlina Marchese, Charlotte McEwan, Jennifer Plata, Paula Vangel, and Christopher Viel.

 
Jennifer Asselstine at the 11th annual Making a Difference: 2017 Showcase of Health Research hosted by St. Joseph's Care Group Centre
CSEB 2017 Conference
CAHR
MPH Practicum Placements
This May, 36 MPH students began their practicum placements all throughout Canada: British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan.  We also had an international placement start in the Philippines!
Learn more about the MPH practicum placement
Click here to explore past placement sites.
Recent Events / Community Involvement
Faculty News

Dr. Anna Koné was accepted as an “Early Career Investigator” with Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) as part of a pilot observer program which will help CIHR and the College Chairs develop a more formal mentorship program with the College of Reviewers.

In March, Dr. Lynn Martin was invited to present her program of research EUREKA! Using the RAI-MH to support evidence-based shared decision-making in mental health to knowledge users at the Ontario Hospital Association Mental Health Conference in Toronto.
CIHR - ECI
CIHR - ECI
RAI Mental Health Conference
RAI Mental Health Conference
Grants & Funding

Dr. Lynn Martin teams up with community partners (Reena and Mary Centre of the Archdiocese of Toronto to study) and colleagues to study "Successful aging - frailty, transition and inclusion into senior services". This 2-year project is funded through the Ministry of Community and Social Services' Employment and Modernization Fund.

 
A team of researchers led by Dr. Brian McLaren Lakehead University and including Dr. Charles Levkoe, received a grant from Universities Canada and Community Foundations of Canada through the Advanced Scholars Phase of the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship. The project titled Agrobiodiversity, Nutrition and Sustainable Marketing of Heritage Crops in Ecuador and Canada will work with a range of community partners and graduate students from Lakehead and Ecuador to study local food crops. In a CBC interview on the Superior Morning show, Dr. Brian McLaren explains how a new grant will allow students to travel between Lakehead University and Equador to learn more about local food initiatives in both places.

Dr. Vicki Kristman secures grant from CIHR for "Designing an e-health intervention for Indigenous mental health in the workplace: a partnership with the Nokiiwin Tribal Council" project.  The co-investigator to this project will be Audrey Gilbeau from the Nokiiwin Tribal Council.

Dr. Rebecca Schiff receives funding from SSHRC to host a workshop:  Canada 150: At the Crossroads - Regional centres and sustainability in Canada's rural and northern landscapes
MCSS - successful proposals
MCSS - successful proposals
CBC Interview
CBC Interview
Queen Elizabeth II Scholars Program
Queen Elizabeth II Scholars Program
CIHR grant
CIHR grant
Recent Events

Dr. Vicki Kristman receives the CSEB Distinguished Service Award, given to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the Society at the Canadian Society For Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2017 Biennial Conference.
In June, Dr. Vicki Kristman, Audrey Gilbeau, from the Nokiiwin Tribal Council, and their Hacking Health Team Wecheeshrun joined forces at the 2017 eHealth Conference to develop a mental health app.

In April, Dr. Charles Levkoe attended the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in Boston. He co-presented four papers titled Identities of Ecological Farm Interns: Growing the Next Generation of Ecological Farmers and the Future of Food Justice Movements, Critical Education, Food System Transformation and Campus Food Movements in Canada, New Farmers Training at Everdale, and Exploring Opportunities for Sustainable Fisheries and Food Systems Governance with Indigenous Communities on Lake Superior. He also co-organized a three-part session on New Farmer Subjectivities and the Meaning of ‘Good’ Farming and an activist-scholar roundtable titled Food Hubs Building Sustainable Communities.

In March, Dr. Charles Levkoe participated in the Agroecology Research Network Workshop at the University of Toronto and presented his research on non-waged ecological farm labour. This workshop brought together a range of scholars and practitioners to address challenges and opportunities for more sustainable food systems in Canada. For more information on this workshop see 
http://ose.utsc.utoronto.ca/ose/story.php?id=9349.

Also in March, Dr. Charles Levkoe participated in a webinar with a team of researchers from Lakehead University on Subversions from the Informal and Social Economy of Food. The presentation focused on four community-based research cases in Northern Ontario, where strengthening local food initiatives builds community purpose, identity and connectedness, thus, challenging the accepted wisdom of externally-driven, profit-oriented economic primacy. The recording is available online.

 
Agroecology Research Network Workshop
Agroecology Research Network Workshop
Recorded Webinar
Recorded Webinar
AAG Annual Meeting
AAG Annual Meeting


Dr. Vicki Kristman speaks at G'minimaadozimin Day during the celebration of the work done to help create safe workplaces, safe families and safe communities

In June, Dr. Vicki Kristman, Audrey Gilbeau, from the Nokiiwin Tribal Council, and their Hacking Health Team Wecheeshrun joined forces at the 2017 eHealth Conference to develop a mental health app.





Dr. Charles Levkoe, opening up session on FLEdGEge Research  at the 12th Annual Assembly of the Canadian Association for Food Studies
Hacking Health
Hacking Health
Hackathon
Hackathon
Nokiiwin Tribal Council
Nokiiwin Tribal Council
CAFS
CAFS
Dr. Charles Levkoe discusses "Conversations in Food Studies" book during Research & Innovation week at Lakehead University. 
Recent Publications
Cahuas, M., and Levkoe, C. (2017). Towards a Critical Service Learning in Geography Education: Exploring Challenges and Possibilities through Testimonio. Journal of Geography and Higher Education 2 (1): 246-263. 

Jonah, L., Koné Péfoyo, A., Lee, A., Hader, J., Strasberg, S., Rachel, K., Chiarelli, A., Tinmouth. (2017). Evaluation of the effect of an audit and feedback reporting tool on screening participation: The Primary Care Screening Activity Report (PCSAR). Preventitive Medicine, 96,135-143

Kepkiewicz, L., Srivastava, R., Levkoe, C., Brynne, A., and Kneen, C. (2017). Community Engaged Action Research and the Food Sovereignty Movement in Canada. ­In: T. Wakeford, J. Sanchez-Rodriguez, M.C.C. Buchanan and C. Anderson (eds.). Harnessing People’s Knowledge for Food System Transformation.  

Levkoe, C., Lefebvre, R., and Blay-Palmer, A. 2017. Food Counts: A Pan-Canadian Sustainable Food Systems Report Card. A report for the Wilfrid Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems and Food: Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged (FLEdGE).

Levkoe, C., and Ekers. M. (2017). Ecological Farming with Interns and Volunteers in Ontario. British Columbia Organic Grower Magazine 20 (2): 18-19.

Levkoe, C., et al. (2017). For All Who Eat- An Uncertain Future for the US Food System. Finger Lakes Times, Geneva, NY.

 
Levkoe, C., and Ekers. M. (2017). Agricultural Interns and Volunteers: A Viable Model for Training a New Generation of Farmers and Meeting Labour Needs? Small Farm Canada.

McGuire, C., Kristman, V., Martin, L., & Bédard, M. (2017). The association between depression and traumatic brain injury in older adults: a nested matched case control study. Journal of Aging and Health, 1-13. DOI: 10.1177/0898264317708072.

McGuire, C., Kristman, V., Martin, L., & Bédard, M. (2017). Characteristics and incidence of traumatic brain injury in older adults using home care in Ontario from 2003-2013. Canadian Geriatrics Journal, 20(1), 2-9.

Nolet, P., Kristman, V., Côté, P., Carroll, L., Cassidy, J.D. (2017). The association between a lifetime history of low back injury in a motor vehicle collision and future low back pain: a population-based cohort study. European Spine Journal. DOI:
 10.1007/s00586-017-5090-y

Petrosyan, Y., Quing Bay, Y., Koné Péfoyo, A., Gruneir, A., Thavorn, K., Maxwell, C.J., Bronskill, S.E. (2017). The Relationship between Diabetes Care Quality and Diabetes-Related Hospitalizations and the Modifying Role of Comorbidity. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 41,17-25
Finger Lakes Times
FLEdGE
NationTalk: Canada's food system report article
Small Farm Canada
Click here to view our Faculty & Staff
Upcoming Events
Dr. Anna Koné has received funding from CIHR ICS travel grant to attend the CIHR - Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) "Starting Investigators Workshop" on June 11-14 in Ottawa, which aims to bring together investigators with established researchers and partners.  
Registration for Fall courses will open at the end of June!

Congratulations recent Graduates!

This spring we celebrated the success of our 29 graduating students! We are proud to be a part of their learning experience and excited about their personal and professional growth as leaders in their respective health careers.  On behalf of the Department of Health Sciences, congratulations on successfully completing your respective programs!

MPH
BRODERS, Kirstin
CLARK, Natalie
DANTTOUZE, Alicia Elizabeth
DREN, Natalie
FOX, Beth
GIRARD, Nancy
GREWAL, Kavalpreet Kaur
HAILMAN, Amanda Michelle
HETTINGA, Hillary
KALABA, Maja
KIRUPARAJAH, Vithiya
MALIM, Sana
NGUEMO DJIOMETIO, Joseph Bertrand
POPALYAR, Adina
SHARIFI-TEHRAN, Peyman

MPH - Epidemiology
GRAND, Leslie
PLATA, Jennifer Anne
MPH - Gerontology
DUNNING, Julie Anna Jarosz
FRIK, Deniz
OKPOYE, Loveth
VANGEL, Paula Josephine

MPH - Indigenous and Northern Health
MADDOCK, Mariah Catherine

MPH - Nursing
MUCHENJE, Valerie Ellen
TAGOE, Patvera

MPH - Nursing with NP Electives
MATICHUK, Nikita Kathleen
MOLONEY, Shannon
MORFETAS, Nicole
SEGBEDZIE, Veronica

MPH - Nursing and Gerentology
HOWLING, Emily



Dr. Lynn Martin
Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Health Sciences

Student Highlights
Canadian Society for Epidemiology & Biostatistics (CSEB) Announces new Student Chapter at Lakehead University:

Charlotte McEwen, Secretary
Jessica Lowey, Treasurer
Jennifer Asselstine, President

 
CSEB Lakehead Chapter
CSEB - LUSU club
Contact us with a story to share!


(L-R & T-D-top 5 pictures):
Martha Hunter, Catherine Chambers-Bedard
Jessica Lowey, Dr. Vicki Kristman, Catherine Chambers-Bedard, Jennifer Asselstine 
Jennifer Asselstine
Jessica Lowey, Charlotte McEwen

Department of Health Sciences students deliver poster presentations at the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CSEB) Biennial Conference in Banff, Alberta. 

Charlotte McEwen wins the CIHR Category - poster competition at the Graduate Student Conference during Research and Innovation Week on March 8, 2017.  In recognition of this honour, Charlotte along with her supervisor, Dr. Vicki Kristman, was invited to the Research & Innovation Reception where she received a certificate of recognition Dr. Shahi. 














 
Several students from Department of Health Sciences present at the Centre for Applied Health Research (CAHR) 12th Annual Showcase of Health Research on February 3, 2017. Health professionals, students and scientists shared their relevant research to the health of people living in Northwestern Ontario.
Students from our department included:
Jennifer Asselstine, Mark Bhola, Catherine Chambers-Bédard, Shauna Fossum, Jessica Lowey, Carlina Marchese, Charlotte McEwan, Jennifer Plata, Paula Vangel, and Christopher Viel.

 
Jennifer Asselstine at the 11th annual Making a Difference: 2017 Showcase of Health Research hosted by St. Joseph's Care Group Centre
CSEB 2017 Conference
CAHR
MPH Practicum Placements
This May, 36 MPH students began their practicum placements all throughout Canada: British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan.  We also had an international placement start in the Philippines!
Learn more about the MPH practicum placement
Click here to explore past placement sites.
Recent Events / Community Involvement
Faculty News

Dr. Anna Koné was accepted as an “Early Career Investigator” with Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) as part of a pilot observer program which will help CIHR and the College Chairs develop a more formal mentorship program with the College of Reviewers.

In March, Dr. Lynn Martin was invited to present her program of research EUREKA! Using the RAI-MH to support evidence-based shared decision-making in mental health to knowledge users at the Ontario Hospital Association Mental Health Conference in Toronto.
CIHR - ECI
CIHR - ECI
RAI Mental Health Conference
RAI Mental Health Conference
Grants & Funding

Dr. Lynn Martin teams up with community partners (Reena and Mary Centre of the Archdiocese of Toronto to study) and colleagues to study "Successful aging - frailty, transition and inclusion into senior services". This 2-year project is funded through the Ministry of Community and Social Services' Employment and Modernization Fund.

 
A team of researchers led by Dr. Brian McLaren Lakehead University and including Dr. Charles Levkoe, received a grant from Universities Canada and Community Foundations of Canada through the Advanced Scholars Phase of the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship. The project titled Agrobiodiversity, Nutrition and Sustainable Marketing of Heritage Crops in Ecuador and Canada will work with a range of community partners and graduate students from Lakehead and Ecuador to study local food crops. In a CBC interview on the Superior Morning show, Dr. Brian McLaren explains how a new grant will allow students to travel between Lakehead University and Equador to learn more about local food initiatives in both places.

Dr. Vicki Kristman secures grant from CIHR for "Designing an e-health intervention for Indigenous mental health in the workplace: a partnership with the Nokiiwin Tribal Council" project.  The co-investigator to this project will be Audrey Gilbeau from the Nokiiwin Tribal Council.

Dr. Rebecca Schiff receives funding from SSHRC to host a workshop:  Canada 150: At the Crossroads - Regional centres and sustainability in Canada's rural and northern landscapes
MCSS - successful proposals
MCSS - successful proposals
CBC Interview
CBC Interview
Queen Elizabeth II Scholars Program
Queen Elizabeth II Scholars Program
CIHR grant
CIHR grant
Recent Events

Dr. Vicki Kristman receives the CSEB Distinguished Service Award, given to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the Society at the Canadian Society For Epidemiology and Biostatistics 2017 Biennial Conference.
In June, Dr. Vicki Kristman, Audrey Gilbeau, from the Nokiiwin Tribal Council, and their Hacking Health Team Wecheeshrun joined forces at the 2017 eHealth Conference to develop a mental health app.

In April, Dr. Charles Levkoe attended the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in Boston. He co-presented four papers titled Identities of Ecological Farm Interns: Growing the Next Generation of Ecological Farmers and the Future of Food Justice Movements, Critical Education, Food System Transformation and Campus Food Movements in Canada, New Farmers Training at Everdale, and Exploring Opportunities for Sustainable Fisheries and Food Systems Governance with Indigenous Communities on Lake Superior. He also co-organized a three-part session on New Farmer Subjectivities and the Meaning of ‘Good’ Farming and an activist-scholar roundtable titled Food Hubs Building Sustainable Communities.

In March, Dr. Charles Levkoe participated in the Agroecology Research Network Workshop at the University of Toronto and presented his research on non-waged ecological farm labour. This workshop brought together a range of scholars and practitioners to address challenges and opportunities for more sustainable food systems in Canada. For more information on this workshop see 
http://ose.utsc.utoronto.ca/ose/story.php?id=9349.

Also in March, Dr. Charles Levkoe participated in a webinar with a team of researchers from Lakehead University on Subversions from the Informal and Social Economy of Food. The presentation focused on four community-based research cases in Northern Ontario, where strengthening local food initiatives builds community purpose, identity and connectedness, thus, challenging the accepted wisdom of externally-driven, profit-oriented economic primacy. The recording is available online.

 
Agroecology Research Network Workshop
Agroecology Research Network Workshop
Recorded Webinar
Recorded Webinar
AAG Annual Meeting
AAG Annual Meeting


Dr. Vicki Kristman speaks at G'minimaadozimin Day during the celebration of the work done to help create safe workplaces, safe families and safe communities

In June, Dr. Vicki Kristman, Audrey Gilbeau, from the Nokiiwin Tribal Council, and their Hacking Health Team Wecheeshrun joined forces at the 2017 eHealth Conference to develop a mental health app.





Dr. Charles Levkoe, opening up session on FLEdGEge Research  at the 12th Annual Assembly of the Canadian Association for Food Studies
Hacking Health
Hacking Health
Hackathon
Hackathon
Nokiiwin Tribal Council
Nokiiwin Tribal Council
CAFS
CAFS
Dr. Charles Levkoe discusses "Conversations in Food Studies" book during Research & Innovation week at Lakehead University. 
Recent Publications
Cahuas, M., and Levkoe, C. (2017). Towards a Critical Service Learning in Geography Education: Exploring Challenges and Possibilities through Testimonio. Journal of Geography and Higher Education 2 (1): 246-263. 

Jonah, L., Koné Péfoyo, A., Lee, A., Hader, J., Strasberg, S., Rachel, K., Chiarelli, A., Tinmouth. (2017). Evaluation of the effect of an audit and feedback reporting tool on screening participation: The Primary Care Screening Activity Report (PCSAR). Preventitive Medicine, 96,135-143

Kepkiewicz, L., Srivastava, R., Levkoe, C., Brynne, A., and Kneen, C. (2017). Community Engaged Action Research and the Food Sovereignty Movement in Canada. ­In: T. Wakeford, J. Sanchez-Rodriguez, M.C.C. Buchanan and C. Anderson (eds.). Harnessing People’s Knowledge for Food System Transformation.  

Levkoe, C., Lefebvre, R., and Blay-Palmer, A. 2017. Food Counts: A Pan-Canadian Sustainable Food Systems Report Card. A report for the Wilfrid Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems and Food: Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged (FLEdGE).

Levkoe, C., and Ekers. M. (2017). Ecological Farming with Interns and Volunteers in Ontario. British Columbia Organic Grower Magazine 20 (2): 18-19.

Levkoe, C., et al. (2017). For All Who Eat- An Uncertain Future for the US Food System. Finger Lakes Times, Geneva, NY.

 
Levkoe, C., and Ekers. M. (2017). Agricultural Interns and Volunteers: A Viable Model for Training a New Generation of Farmers and Meeting Labour Needs? Small Farm Canada.

McGuire, C., Kristman, V., Martin, L., & Bédard, M. (2017). The association between depression and traumatic brain injury in older adults: a nested matched case control study. Journal of Aging and Health, 1-13. DOI: 10.1177/0898264317708072.

McGuire, C., Kristman, V., Martin, L., & Bédard, M. (2017). Characteristics and incidence of traumatic brain injury in older adults using home care in Ontario from 2003-2013. Canadian Geriatrics Journal, 20(1), 2-9.

Nolet, P., Kristman, V., Côté, P., Carroll, L., Cassidy, J.D. (2017). The association between a lifetime history of low back injury in a motor vehicle collision and future low back pain: a population-based cohort study. European Spine Journal. DOI:
 10.1007/s00586-017-5090-y

Petrosyan, Y., Quing Bay, Y., Koné Péfoyo, A., Gruneir, A., Thavorn, K., Maxwell, C.J., Bronskill, S.E. (2017). The Relationship between Diabetes Care Quality and Diabetes-Related Hospitalizations and the Modifying Role of Comorbidity. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 41,17-25
Finger Lakes Times
FLEdGE
NationTalk: Canada's food system report article
Small Farm Canada
Click here to view our Faculty & Staff
Upcoming Events
Dr. Anna Koné has received funding from CIHR ICS travel grant to attend the CIHR - Institute of Population and Public Health (IPPH) "Starting Investigators Workshop" on June 11-14 in Ottawa, which aims to bring together investigators with established researchers and partners.  
Registration for Fall courses will open at the end of June!
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