Keely Stenberg

PhD Student, School of Planning
Keely Stenberg

Keely Stenberg is a PhD Candidate in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo. Her educational background includes an undergraduate degreein Recreation and Health Education (B.A.) from the University of Victoria and a master’s degree in Public Health (M.Sc.) with a specialization in Health Promotion from the University of Alberta. Keely’s broad research interests include health practices and health equity; urban design and the built environment, political will and responsibility;and social norms. Keely’s doctoral research is focused on the creation of healthy communities and the relational dynamics of place that influence population-level health inequities, especially those experienced by immigrant women.

Keely regularly seeks out additional training opportunities to supplement her coursework, including participating in summer institutes (e.g., Departures, Arrivals and Encounters: Feminist Approaches to Migration and Mobility Justice at Concordia University’sSimone de Beauviour Institute) and professional training (e.g., Fundamentals of University Teaching Program from the University of Waterloo’sCentre for Teaching Excellence). Along with several travel awards to support her participation at conferences, Keely has been the recipient of the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship in Science & Technology during her time at the University of Waterloo.

Presentations

Select Oral Presentations(* indicates presenter)

  • Stenberg, K.A.*, & Dean, J.A. (November 4, 2022). Developing healthy communities: A document analysis of government regulations for planning. Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning 62nd Annual Conference; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Stenberg, K.A.*, & Dean, J.A. (June 24, 2022). Strategies change over time: A critical discourse analysis of planning’s commitment to health in Canada. International Medical Geographers Symposium; Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.

  • Stenberg, K.*, Dean, J., Niraula, A., Wilson, K., Baldo, A., & Ghassemi, E. (June 9, 2021). Welcoming Communities in Ontario? Centering well-being in discourse and practice for immigrant resettlement in rural communities. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Conference, University of Northern British Columbia. Online.

  • Stenberg, K.*, Belon, A.P., Hewes, J., & Nykiforuk, C.I.J. (November 2, 2017). Understanding the relationship between play, health and development: Parents’ perceptions of play in the lives of their preschool-aged children. INSIGHTS ’17, School of Public Health, University of Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

  • Stenberg, K.*, Donoff, G.*, Belon, A.P., Gallagher, E., Paradis, D., Hewes, J., & Nykiforuk, C.I.J. (September 14, 2017). Play-based recreation preschool programs: Instructors’ perceptions of places for play. 20th Triennial International Play Association World Conference; Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

  • Stenberg, K.*, Belon, A.P., Hewes, J., & Nykiforuk, C.I.J. (September 13, 2017). Parents’ perceived value of children’s play: Opportunities and support for engagement. 20th Triennial International Play Association World Conference; Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Select Poster Presentations(* indicates presenter)

  • Stenberg, K.A.*, & Dean, J.A. (November 18, 2022). Integrating planners into healthy city initiatives: A scoping study of intervention research. First Annual Healthy Cities Conference; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

  • Stenberg, K.A.*, & Dean, J.A. (May 1, 2019). A gendered perspective on health equity: Protective health practices and equitable access to local built environments. Public Health 2019, Canadian Public Health Association; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

  • Campbell, E.J., Donoff, G.M.*, Stenberg, K.A., Ferdinands, A.R.*, Jensen, L.C., McGetrick, J.A., Belon, A.P., & Nykiforuk, C.I.J. (November 3, 2016). Mirror, mirror on the wall: Reflections on an innovative approach to student-centered qualitative data analysis. International Forum on Public Health Education. School of Public Health, University of Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

  • Stenberg, K.A.*, Belon, A.P., Hewes, J., & Nykiforuk, C.I.J. (October 28, 2015). Parents’ perceptions regarding their preschool-aged children’s play behaviours. INSIGHTS ’15, School of Public Health, University of Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

  • Stenberg, K.*, Belon, A.P., Hewes, J., & Nykiforuk, C. (May 1, 2015). Getting children active in the preschool: Instructors’ perceptions of free play. 4th Canadian Obesity Summit, Canadian Obesity Network; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Stenberg, K.*, Belon, A.P., Hewes, J., & Nykiforuk, C. (March 21, 2015). Supportive indoor environments for children: A comparison of three preschool spaces. Alberta Interprofessional Conference, University of Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.