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VIRTUAL LECTURE SERIES

Hear from our Research Chairs in this exciting virtual
lecture series! Participate and ask questions
​directly to our front-line rural health researchers!

First Tuesday of every month - 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET
Summer Break: No lectures planned for July & August

You will receive a zoom link after registering.
​This is a free event. 

Upcoming Lecture

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Lecture Series 4 Wrap

Thank you to everyone who attended this past year.

The lecture series will return in September 2024!

The Panel

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Panelist #1

A new panel will be added when the lecture series begins again in the fall of 2024 for the start of season 5 of the lecture series.

Penlsist #2

A new panel will be added when the lecture series begins again in the fall of 2024 for the start of season 5 of the lecture series.

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Missed a Lecture?  Watch past lectures on our YouTube Channel

Season 4 |Episode 11|06/04/2024

FROM AGING TO ELDERING

Dr. Al Lauzon initiates a conversation on aging, ageism, wellbeing and what it means to become an elder with wisdom.

Season 4 |Episode 10|05/07/2024

A SNAPSHOT OF EARLY SETTLEMENT EXPERIENCES

Dr. Rana Telfah shares her doctoral research on the experiences of migrants in regard to education, housing and the workforce in rural communities.

Season 4 |Episode 9|04/23/2024

PREDICTING & PLANNING FOR END-OF-LIFE CARE

Dr. Meagan Nolan & Dr. Erin Donald talk about palliative, hospice and end-of-life care, what resources are available and why this discussion is important.

Season 4 |Episode 8|04/09/2024

HOSPITAL-TO-HOME TRANSITIONAL CARE INTERVENTIONS

Mary Fox, PhD, elaborates on her research on transitional care interventions for older adults who may experience cognitive and physical challenges following a hospital stay.

Season 4 |Episode 7|03/05/2024

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, HEALTHCARE & INEQUALITY

Leslie Walker, PhD candidate, demonstrates the importance of understanding AI and the challenges on the individual and policy level on its use and implementation.

Season 4 |Episode 6|02/06/2024

ENHANCING EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Amanda Mongeon, PhD candidate, presents on her research on how northern municipalities in Ontario respond and have responded to emergencies.

Season 4 |Episode 5|01/09/2024

SUBSTANCE USE IN PRIMARY & COMMUNITY CARE

Dr. Mike Beazely speaks on cannabis, opioids, and psychedelics and addressing these substances in rural primary and community care settings.

Season 4 |Episode 4|12/05/2023

SUBSTANCE USE IN RURAL LANDSCAPES

Katie Sparling delves into the current circumstances of both substance use and its connection to homelessness in rural communities.

Season 4 | Episode 3 |11/07/2023

UNCERTAIN COVID 19 MESSAGES

Dr. Hung Nguyen presents on how flexible and changing public messaging may and have occur when scientific foundations are still unclear and its connection to resiliency.

Season 4 |Episode 2 | 10/03/2023

ACUTE CARE CENTRALISATION

Dr. Louella Vaughn and Dr. John Browne explore what does the evidence really tell us when its comes to centralising the distribution of healthcare services.

Season 4 |Episode 1 | 09/12/2023

CULTIVATING MEMORIES

Sage Milne delves into the impact of community gardens on residents in long-term care facilities and retirement residences.

Season 3 | Episode 10 | 06/20/2023

FABULOUS AT EVERY AGE

Dr. Alex Peel provides information and factors associated with healthy aging, and talks through practical things that you can do to age well at home.

Season 3 | Episode 9 | 05/02/2023

THE THREAT OF SCAMS

Pat Redshaw assisted by a police officer panelist, helps identify some of the more common scams and what to do when it happens to you.

Season 3 | Episode 8 | 04/04/2023

ENHANCING RESILIENCE IN RURAL COMMUNITIES

Sheila Schuehlein & Sarah Versteeg discuss programs developed to reduce social isolation of rural seniors and empower community members to build resiliency.

Season 3 | Episode 7 | 03/07/2023

AT THE INTERSECTION OF TIME & PLACE

Dr. Scott Brown explores rural geography and place-making, and Gateway CERH's role as a process of change.

Season 3 | Episode 6 | 02/07/2023

SOCIETAL IMPLICATIONS OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Leslie Walker discusses the larger problems and possible solutions that Artificial Intelligence may bring for society with a rural focus.

Season 3 | Episode 5 | 01/03/2023

S.H.E.D. TALKS LAUNCH

Becky Higgs shares the preliminary results of a Gateway CERH project poised to better Farmers' Mental Health and Well-Being.

Season 3 | Episode 4 |12/06/2022

RURAL FOOD SECURITY/INSECURITY

Dr. Al Lauzon unveils findings from an investigation into Food Insecurity for Rural Seniors across four rural counties in Southwestern Ontario

Season 3 | Episode 3 | 11/01/2022

POSTAL CODE MEDICINE

Dr. Ken Milne presents the problems facing rural healthcare delivery in a post-Covid world, equity to access, and some of the possible solutions.

Season 3 | Episode 2 | 10/11/2022

DISRUPTION & THE WORKFORCE

Dr. Deacon guides us through data collected from surveys of employees an employers in rural Ontario, assessing how their workplaces have changed throughout Covid 19.

Season 3 | Episode 1 | 09/13/2022

BETTER SUPPORTING 2SLGBTQIA+ OLDER ADULTS

Dr. Ashley Flanagan educates on the unique challenges and social impacts felt by 2SLGBTQIA+ older adults living in rural communities.

Season 2 | Episode 10 | 06/07/2022

THE COST OF CARING

Casandra Bryant talks about the unique stressors, supports and challenges faced by rural healthcare workers that have been identified through the pandemic.

Season 2 | Episode 9 | 05/03/2022

G.R.E.A.T. LOCAL FOOD

Sam Murray & Grace Bonnett provide information on the first phase of the Growing, Raising, Eating, Accessible and Thriving (GREAT) Local food Project.

Season 2 | Episode 8 | 04/05/2022

DIGITAL HEALTH

Dr. Paul Gill informs on the recent history of virtual visits with your physician, and how the pandemic has expedited the shift to virtual care - doc in a box.

Season 2 | Episode 7 | 03/01/2022

WHAT MAKES YOU MOVE?

Jay McFarlan discusses his own personal journey in exercise science and outlines some of the motivations and barriers for people wanting to get more physically fit.

Season 2 | Episode 6 | 02/01/2022

PUMPKIN SEEDS & SLEEP

Dr. Craig Hudson leads a discussion about pumpkins seeds and the importance of getting a good rest

Season 2 | Episode 5 | 01/11/2022

BUILDING VACCINE CONFIDENCE

Dr. Feng Chang introduces what are the factors influencing people's confidence in the Covid-19 vaccine.

Season 2 | Episode 4 | 12/07/2021

THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL DATA

Dr. Leith Deacon presents preliminary results of a massive rural survey around the subject of well-being and the impacts of COVID-19, and why local data matters.

Season 2 | Episode 3 | 11/02/2021

GATEWAY INTERACTIVE TIMELINE

Scott Brown showcases a piece of his dissertation work, an interactive historical timeline of Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health.

Season 2 | Episode 2 | 10/05/2021

TAKING LEISURE SERIOUSLY

Dr. Heather Mair reframes the act of leisure as more than just free time and presents that everyone should have the ability to rest/relax.

Season 2 | Episode 1 | 09/14/2021

RURAL VACCINE CONFIDENCE

Dr. Feng Chang acknowledges the various factors influencing confidence in the COVID 19 Vaccine.

Season 1 | Episode 5 | 06/01/2021

WHERE PEOPLE CAN AGE AT HOME

Dr. Alex Peel highlights some of the cost-efficiencies to the healthcare system of supporting more care at home in Huron, Perth, Grey and Bruce Counties.

Season 1 | Episode 4 | 05/04/2021

RURAL PRECARIOUS EMPLOYMENT & WELLBEING

Dr. Al Lauzon delves into the statistics, causes, and possible solutions to Rural Precarious Employment.

Season 1 | Episode 3 | 03/06/21

HEALTHY RURAL COMMUNITIES

Dr. Wayne Caldwell talks about some of the innovative practices that make healthy rural communities.

Season 1 | Episode 2 | 03/02/2021

MESMERIZATION WITH EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE

Dr. Ken Milne presents on what to consider so you are doing evidence-based medicine and how to spot Bad Science

Season 1 | Episode 1 | 02/02/2021

PHILANTHROPY, WEALTH & PROSPERITY

Dr. Ryan Gibson talks about how rural communities have some great opportunities, as well as some challenges, in philanthropy, wealth, and prosperity.

Meet The Team

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SAGE MILNE

Research Assistant & Marketing

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KARISSA ECKERT

Administration & Marketing Coordinator 

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JAY MCFARLAN

Research Chair of Nutrition & Exercise

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MICHELE YOUNG

Gateway CERH Board Member

Blog Posts

Gateway CERH is always innovating. The latest Virtual Lecture Series Events have accompanying blog posts to provide additional information and some thoughts from the speakers.

Supplement your learning and delve into research and innovation in rural health. Learn about Gateway CERH's speakers and background research. If you haven't already, register for the lecture series!

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