Claire Westmacott

Evaluation Coordinator

Claire WestmacottI began my work with the Centre for Environmental Health Equity through a work-placement opportunity provided by my Environmental Studies program at the University of Toronto. At U of T, I was able to tailor my program to suit the needs of my growing interest in environmental health and social justice. Now having recently graduated with an Hons. BA., I look forward to pursing graduate studies in Public Health, with a focus on maternal/child health in global settings.

Having previously interned with FIDA-pcH, an organization providing co-operative opportunities in Haiti, I gained a strong interest in both the global and domestic inequities that exist and inhibit a healthy, sustainable life. Grounding that interest in health, CEHE has further allowed me to explore inequities as they exist in Canadian health settings, as well as the framework of equitable knowledge translation. Specifically, my work as an Evaluation Coordinator on the Knowledge Leaders in Children’s Environmental Health project has been an invaluable experience in all aspects of education and collaboration. The national training program was certainly a jam-packed week, which I feel so blessed to have been a part of. And as my work with CEHE continues, I am excited by the progress of the Leader’s work and all that they continue to accomplish.

I was born in England and as of April 2013, officially became a Canadian citizen. I look forward to many more years in Canada, though have plans to travel far and wide before beginning my graduate studies. I currently reside in downtown Toronto, where I cycle everywhere and enjoy the city’s endless business. For over 6 years, I have also volunteered with KidsAbility Centre for Child Development, a children’s treatment centre providing rehabilitation services to children with varying disabilities.