The National Collaborating Centres for Public Health wish to congratulate the three graduate students who have won the NCCPH Knowledge Translation Awards. Given for the first time in 2010, these awards recognize the work of graduate students in knowledge translation in public health in Canada.
Here's a brief presentation of the winners and their work:
1. Sherilee Harper
Doctoral student in epidemiology, University of Guelph
Sherilee is studying drinking water quality in Canadian North - relationships between weather, water quality and human GI disease. She is also evaluating education of high school students in interactive curriculum, traveling media kit, digital storytelling.
2. Fleur Macqueen Smith
Master's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Saskatchewan
She has worked on Healthy Children Research Program; has studied on-line communities of practice and developed and tested a tool for building communities of practice, particularly linking researchers and practitioners.
3. Meghan Winters
Doctoral student, School of public health, UBC
She worked on built environment and influence on the use of bicycle for transportation; she developed interactive planning tool for urban planners to help decide where best to put paths, how location is related to bicycle use for transport.
Sherilee, Fleur and Meghan will receive their awards at the CPHA's conference in Montreal.
The National Collaborating Centres for Public Health salutes the work of excellence of Sherilee, Fleur, and Meghan and wish to thank all those who submitted their candidacy. The Centres invite graduate students to look for next year's application submission process for the NCCPH Knowledge Translation Graduate Student Awards, in Spring 2012.