Three University of Guelph researchers will spend the next year studying the impacts of climate change on health in an Inuit community in northern Newfoundland and Labrador. They'll rely on storytelling and digital technology to gather data and create educational materials.
Doctoral students Ashlee Cunsolo Willox and Sherilee Harper, along with Victoria Edge, an adjunct professor in the Department of Population Medicine and a senior epidemiologist with the Public Health Agency of Canada, are part of an international research team leading the pilot project in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut.
The research team, led by Dan Michelin, Rigolet’s mayor, and Sarah Blake, the town manager, received a grant worth almost $180,000 from Health Canada’s First Nations and Inuit Health Branch as part of the federal government’s new Climate Change and Health Adaptation Program.
The program is designed to allow First Nations and Inuit communities to lead and conduct research in co-operation with Aboriginal associations, academics, non-government organizations and government agencies.
Source : Exchange Magazine.