Our Team

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Faculty

BC 0834 Dr. Jeffrey Masuda, Director
Canada Research Chair in Environmental Health Equity
Associate Professor
School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
School of Environmental Studies (cross-appointed)
Department of Geography and Planning (cross-appointed)
Cultural Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (affiliate faculty)
Dr. Elijah Bisung, Associate Director
Assistant Professor
School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
H-Castleden-2017-300x300 Dr. Heather Castleden, Senior Associate
Canada Research Chair in Reconciling Relations for Health, Environments, and Communities
Associate Professor
Department of Geography and Planning
School of Environmental Studies (cross-appointed)
Cultural Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (affiliate faculty)

Support

robert-huff Robert Huff
Web & Media Consultant
Magnus Nowell Magnus Nowell
Research Associate
MSc Health Promotion
Carlos Sanchez-Pimienta
Research Associate
MSc Health Promotion
Uzma Vellani
Administrative Coordinator

PhD Students

Erica Phipps, Vanier Scholar
PhD Candidate Health Promotion
Topic: Intersectorality, housing, health equity
IMG_8791 Sophy Chan
PhD Candidate Health Promotion
Topic: Olympic legacies, policy mobilities, community resistance
 Florence A. Dery
PhD Candidate Health Promotion
Topic: Access to water, sanitation & hygiene, women empowerment, and health outcomes in low income countries
 Meshack Achore
PhD Candidate Health Promotion
Topic: Direct and indirect cost of adult-onset systemic lupus erythematosus

Master’s Students

(Progga) Adiba Mir
MSc Health Promotion
Topic: Mental Health, immigration, and displacement
Sophie Lachapelle
MSc Health Promotion
Topic: Post-carceral health geographies, bio/necropolitics, mobility theories, and community reintegration

Seraphina Skands
MA Geography
Topic: Heritage, façadism, and Japanese-Canadian histories

Megan Fleming
MSc Health Promotion
Topic: Natural disasters, risk perception, and psychosocial wellbeing

Abby Wilson
MSc Health Promotion
Topic: Rural youth mental health, health policy, youth advocacy
Fariha Tabassum
MA Sociocultural Studies of Health and Illness
Topic: Colonial Medicine

Undergraduate Students

Aaron Bailey
Fourth Year Student, BA (Honours) Health Studies
Topic: The Right to Remain, harm reduction, health equity, and public health
Anna Anbalagan
Fourth Year Student, BA (Honours) Environmental Studies and Gender Studies
Topic: Climate action, energy justice, health, and reconciliation
Kayla Melbourne
Third Year Student, BA (Honours) Health Studies
Topic: The Right to Remain, archival research, and public health
Lily Helmer-Smith
Fourth Year Student, BA (Honours) Health Studies
Topic: The Right to Remain, social advocacy, and archival research
Julia Moreau
Fourth Year Student, BSc (Honours) Psychology and Health Studies
Topic: Urban Indigenous climate action, health equity, and health policy
Emily Mohamed Martone
Third Year Student, BSc (Honours) Kinesiology
Topic: The Playgrounds Project, accessibility, health policy
Richelle Ignatius
Third Year Student, BSc (Honours) Kinesiology
Topic: The Playgrounds Project, racial and health equity, health policy