How research can help build healthy communities
How is McMaster research helping to build healthy, vibrant communities locally and around the world?
The McMaster and Hamilton communities are invited to explore this question and more at Building Healthy Neighbourhoods, the next event in the Big Ideas, Better Cities series. *
From February 6-10, 2016, join McMaster experts in the Hamilton community and on campus for a range of events that explore the cutting-edge research currently underway, as well as the unique labs and spaces where researchers are making the discoveries that help build healthier communities.
Events include public talks and workshops, a health fair featuring the work of McMaster researchers, a community-focused “health crawl” made up of tours and demonstrations in six different research facilities on campus, and a special event produced in partnership with the Walrus Foundation featuring a unique mix of experts talking about ways to build smart, healthy, creative cities.
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*Big Ideas, Better Cities is a year-long series of public and community-based events featuring renowned McMaster and international experts from a wide range of disciplines coming together to explore ways to build smart, healthy, creative cities.
This series of events involves more than 60 McMaster researchers campus-wide. Each event is being organized by a team of interdisciplinary researchers and is the result of consultations within the University community and with City of Hamilton officials.
*Big Ideas, Better Cities is funded through Forward with Integrity.
Building Healthy Communities events include:
Healthy Active Living: Behind the Slogan
Saturday February 6, 2016, @ 11:00 a.m.
Hosted by McMaster Children and Youth University (MCYU)
Do you know that we have a kind of fat in our body that burns calories? Or that how much you sleep can impact your appetite? Scientists are learning a lot about how our bodies respond to sleep, food, and exercise.
Kids ages 7-14 and their families are invited to join Dr. Katherine Morrison, Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at McMaster University, for this fun and engaging talk to discover what’s NEW in the science behind our health.
Half-day Conference: Healthy Children and Families
Monday February 8, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
How can the latest research help make Hamilton the best place to raise a child?
Join the discussion at this half-day conference featuring McMaster researchers and civic and community leaders who are working everyday to build healthier communities.
McMaster Health Crawl
Tuesday February 9, 2016 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Ever wanted to pull back the curtain and see first-hand how research discoveries are made? Join McMaster researchers as they provide guided tours through some unique labs and spaces on campus and demonstrate how they do the research that helps build healthier communities.
Join us for visits, tours and demonstrations in six different research locations on campus.
McMaster Health Fair
Wednesday February 10, 2016, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Learn more about the work McMaster researchers are doing to help build healthier communities in Canada and around the world.
Join us at the David Braley Centre in downtown Hamilton as researchers showcase the many projects, initiatives, courses and research facilities at McMaster that are focused on building healthy communities.
Explore the latest research through presentations, posters, and displays and learn more about the exciting research activities currently underway at McMaster.
McMaster University Presents: The Walrus Talks Healthy Cities
Wednesday February 10, 2016 @ 7:00 p.m.
Tickets $12 (Students $6)
Join some of Canada's brightestminds as they talk about ways to build smart, healthy, creative cities at this special event, produced in partnership by McMaster University and the Walrus Foundation and taking place at the David Braley Health Sciences Centre in downtown Hamilton.
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