BEYOND-Health In the News:
Healthy Trees, Healthy City: We Participated!
On September 21, 2016, BEYOND-Health students Sarah Ambrose, Jason DiMuzio, and Ariel Root attended the Healthy Trees, Healthy City event organized by the City of Ottawa, Tree Fest Ottawa, and Ottawa Public Health. The event featured organizations who focus on environment and healthy living, with main headliner Professor Marc Berman of the University of Chicago. Berman has been researching the health implications of increased urban trees in Toronto alongside partners from the United States, Canada, and Australia. The BEYOND-Health team showcased their study design, results, and implications to city residents, officials, and organizations.
Ottawa’s trees clean our air, improve the health of our residents, beautify our communities, and improve our quality of life.
Making Connections: Community Engagement Event
On February 24, 2016, Carleton faculty members and students gathered at the 4th Annual Community Engagement Event to meet and collaborate with community organizations tackling an array of real-world issues in Ottawa and beyond– including our own, Neerija Kumar and Sarah Ambrose. The event targeted Carleton students who want to partner with local organizations and solve local problems.
The networking event started with key-note speaker, Marc-André Clement (Culture Shock Canada), and was followed by some of Carleton’s top students. The students shared insights on how they made partnership-based projects effective for all involved.
Watch the presentation!
“Five ways to have your say in Ottawa”
By Emma Jackson, Metro News
OTTAWA– A group of Carleton University researchers want to know how your community’s built environment impacts your happiness, safety and ability to participate in civic life. Fill out a 20-minute survey about sidewalks, bike lanes and public spaces in your neighbourhood for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
Read the full article here
Ottawa City Councillor Newsletters :
Sommerset Ward, Jan 27
“… aims to determine the influence of our neighbourhood environment on overall health and safety.”
Capital Ward News, Jan 14
“… an online survey of potential interest to Capital Ward residents…”