Welcome to Geographies of Health in Place

Welcome to the Geographies of Health in Place (GoHelP) lab, led by Susan J. Elliott, PhD, in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo.

  1. Aug. 27, 2020Susan Elliott presents (virtually) the results of research on urban water pollution in Dhaka at Stockholm World Water Week
    Susan Elliott presents (virtually) the results of research on urban water pollution in Dhaka at Stockholm World Water Week

    Susan Elliott presents (virtually) the results of research on urban water pollution in Dhaka at Stockholm World Water Week on August 27th, 2020.

  2. Aug. 26, 2020GoHelP Logo Contest!

    GoHelP is looking for a new logo! Put your design skills to work and help us rebrand the Geographies of Health in Place, Planning and Public Health Lab. Requirements: logos must include Geographies of Health in Place, Planning and Public Health or GoHelP text, include image(s) that reflect the nature of the GoHelp research focus, and be original content from the person submitting.

  3. July 7, 2020Susan Elliott appointed a University Research Chair effective July 1, 2020

    The University of Waterloo owes much of its reputation and stature to the quality of its professors and their scholarly accomplishments. Waterloo recognizes exceptional achievement and pre-eminence in a particular field of knowledge through the designation 'University Research Chair’.
     

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  1. Oct. 19 to 22, 2020Virtual event- Canadian Conference on Global Health
    Symbols on poster show football and thermometer, hospital bed, lightbulb, and auditorium

    After careful consideration, the Canadian Conference on Global Health (CCGH) Planning Committee has made the decision to shift CCGH 2020: Global Health in a Changing Climate into a virtual event scheduled for October 19-22, 2020...

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  1. June 17, 2019The Waterlupus Hack Experience

    “What’s a hackathon?”

    As we shared our research plans with colleagues and potential participants, we were asked this question many times over the last 6 months! Even after spending so much time learning what to expect through the planning process, the hackathon experience and its outcomes exceeded my expectations.

    Health hackathons are multidisciplinary events that bring together a diverse group of stakeholders to solve key health challenges through a process of co-creation – the term itself combines ‘hack’ (i.e., a solution reached through innovation) and ‘marathon’ (i.e., an event of defined length and concentrated effort), emphasizing the rapid development of small but scalable solutions that can be expanded following the event...

  2. Apr. 22, 2019My PhD journey as a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholar (QES) with 'diverse titles'
    Collecting water during field work in Kenya

    I am stepping back to write this post after receiving an acceptance note for the final version of my thesis on UWSpace, a University of Waterloo thesis repository. This comes up after successfully defending my PhD Dissertation and incorporating comments from my examiner and the supervisory committee. The time therefore seems quite ripe to really think through the many aspects of my training that worked well and those that did not, and the lessons learned from them. The intention here is to share my experiences as a QES and to demonstrate some approaches that enable me carry through the pressures of being a student, a mother, a wife, and a woman of African origin penetrating the Western culture...

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Meet our people

Susan Elliott standing agaist a white wall.

Susan Elliott

Professor

Susan Elliott is a health geographer whose primary area of research focuses on relationships between environment and health, broadly defined...