Equity, Opportunity and Good Health: How Transportation Affects Quality of Life In Metro Vancouver





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Published on May 15, 2015

Transportation connects us to our community. This SFU lecture focuses primarily on the findings from the My Health My Community (www.myhealthmycommunity.org) project that surveyed 28,000 Metro Vancouver residents in 2013/14.

While there are clear dividends in health for active transportation users, current transit infrastructure does not equally benefit all communities in Metro Vancouver. Access to transportation widens opportunity and is a significant equity issue in Metro Vancouver.

About the speaker:

Dr. Jat Sandhu is the regional director of the public health surveillance unit at the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. Dr. Sandhu's training and work experience has encompassed British Military Hospital Pathology; WHO regional training centre for Medical Education in Sydney, Australia; the Australian Red Cross; the Provincial Laboratory for Public Health in Alberta; and various agencies of the National Health Service in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Sandhu contributes to public health capacity development through his roles as a clinical associate professor with the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia; adjunct professor with the Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University; training and supervision of field epidemiologists with the Canadian Field Epidemiology Program of the Public Health Agency of Canada; and as an expert advisor to WHO on mass gathering surveillance and urban health observatories.

Learn more about the SFU City program:

Next-Generation Transportation Certificate

Urban Design Certificate

Learn more about SFU Continuing Studies: http://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies....


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