Karla Boluk researches sustainable tourism and citizen engagement. She is interested in ethical consumption, fair trade, corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship and volunteer tourism
Bryan Grimwood is collaborating on a new project with colleagues in Scandinavia called Envisioning Proximity Tourism with New Materialism. The project has been funded by the Academy of Finland and runs September 2019 to August 2023. A guiding aim of the project is to develop the promise of proximity tourism as a low-carbon, closer-to-home mode of travel that can help mitigate the effects or intensification of climate change. Grimwood also heads the Nature Leisure Community Research Group and researches Indigenous-settler relations, protection of water and sustainable tourism.
Craig Janes’ work looks at the impact of climate change on health systems, with a focus on access to essential health care (HIV care, maternal and child health care) in rural Africa. He has received funding through the Queen Elizabeth Advanced Scholars program to support his doctoral students from Africa in doing this work. Previous to this he led a U.S. National Science Foundation study of the impact of climate change on rural households in Central Asia.
Plinio Morita has a new initiative with Health Canada on the exploration and use of IoT (Internet of Things) data to monitor the impact of heatwaves on indoor home temperatures of seniors living independently in the community. He is also working on air pollution monitoring in Mongolia using IoT sensors distributed in the community to monitor granular, individual level exposure (air pollution in Mongolia is closely linked to climate change and climate disasters).
Bryan Smale heads the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW), which reports on eight areas that affect the quality of life of Canadians and advocates for social change. One of these areas is Quality of Environment.
If you are an AHS faculty member whose work focuses on the effects of climate change on health, please contact Eugenia Xenos Anderson.