Postponed: Healthy Cities – Youth in the City

In light of recent health concerns, Healthy Cities – Youth in the City has been postponed.  This event will be rescheduled at a later date.

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What defines a healthy city in 2020?

Join the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for a series of expert panels to explore the many factors – from nature and housing to climate and art – that make a healthy city in 2020.

Panel experts for Youth in the City will discuss the importance of mental, physical, and social wellness and the ever-evolving challenges youth face in achieving a healthy life.

Healthy Cities – Youth in the City
Monday, Mar. 16, 2020, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper Street, Ottawa



Dr. Jacqueline Kennelly (Sociology and Anthropology)

Dr. Jacqueline Kennelly’s current research focuses on homeless young people’s experiences of citizenship and belonging, schools as sites of youth homelessness prevention, and the supports needed to effectively move young people out of homelessness. She uses qualitative and participatory methods, with a strong commitment to engaging young people as co-researchers and knowledge-producers. She is the author, co-author or co-editor of four books and multiple journal articles and book chapters about youth, social movements, homelessness, and cities. She is the founding Director of the new Centre for Urban Youth Research at Carleton University.

Dr. Andrea Howard (Psychology)

Dr. Andrea Howard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University, with a research program focused on promoting well-being and mental health in adolescence and the transition to adulthood. The unique challenges of the transition to university figure prominently in her work. Dr. Howard trained as a developmental psychologist during her PhD program at the University of Alberta, and worked for three years as a postdoctoral researcher in the quantitative psychology program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying innovative methods for developmental data analysis. She teaches quantitative methods courses in her graduate program and has published dozens of journal articles answering a diverse range of questions about youth development, health behaviours, and mental health. Her research is currently funded by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

Jane Rutherford (CHEO)

After graduating from the University of Guelph with a Masters in Nutrition, Exercise & Metabolism, Jane worked in cardiac rehabilitation and sports medicine at the Ontario Aerobics Centre and was a Fitness Consultant at Guelph’s Health and Performance Centre. Since its inception 10 years ago, Jane has been the Exercise Specialist for CHEO’s Centre for Healthy Active Living where she works with families to create a balance between physical activity, sleep and screen time, helping them to achieve their best possible health – both mental and physical.

Anna Aylett (CHEO)

Anna Aylett is a registered dietitian with the Centre for Healthy Active Living (CHAL) at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Anna studied human kinetics and nutrition at the University of Guelph and completed her dietetic internship with The Ottawa Hospital. Early in her dietetic career Anna developed an interest in pediatric and family nutrition which led her to Ellyn Satter’s Division of Responsibility in Feeding. The parent-child feeding relationship can easily become strained in families and Anna helps parents re-establish and nurture both their own eating competence and that of their children.)

Moderator: Dr. Chris Webb (Geography and Environmental Studies)

Healthy Cities Recaps

Recaps of past Healthy Cities panels by undergraduate student Samphe Ballamingie:

  1. Fostering Urban Resilience for the Approaching Climate Crisis
  2. Appreciating the Benefits of Nature in the City
  3. Ensuring adequate, affordable housing in the City of Ottawa


Healthy Cities Snapshots

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