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Looking to the past for tips on weathering change

Kris Inwood (R) with post-doctroral researcher Andrew Ross (L) and research associate Luiza Antoine.

In times of socio-economic change, society can respond to its most pressing challenges with careful reading of their historical context.  Prof. Kris Inwood (pictured at right) is a researcher in economics and history who is cross-appointed to the College of Management and Economics and the College of Arts.  Inwood is examining past and long-term change with an eye to understanding how it can inform the social, economic, and physical well-being of our population.  Inwood is seen here poring over an historical census collection with post-doctoral researcher Andrew...

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Facing the challenges of preventing obesity in children and teens

Since 1980, Canada has experienced a 100 per-cent increase in overweight or obese children.  Obesity is difficult to reverse, which is why Jess Haines is interested in preventing it in children and adolescents.  Haines, a professor of family relations and applied nutrition and pictured here with her children, Oscar, 8 and Eleanor, 5, is exploring community and family-based interventions to promote healthy behavior among pre-school children.  Haines is one of three recipients of the Early Researcher Award, given by the Ministry of Research and Innovation to young...

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