York U Scholars Hub at Vaughan Public Libraries Speakers Series
Vaughan Public Library and York University invite you to the Scholars Hub Speaker Series. The partnershipbrings some of York’s top academic minds to Vaughan.
The series will feature talks and expertisefrom professionals in the Faculties of Science and Health with subject matter around psychology, exercise, astronomy and biology.
COST: FREE BUT PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Space for each talk is limited. Refreshments are provided.
Sept 25, 2018 | Keeping Kids Active, Healthy and Safe: Success Stories in Child Injury Prevention
Alison Macpherson (Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health)
This presentation will examine the burden of injuries in childhood, including the challenges faced when trying to keep kids active, healthy, and safe. It will also present some of the evidence for preventing childhood injury, and examine three stories of success in advocacy and policy changes. Finally, some recommendations for moving forward in Canada will be suggested.
This unique partnership is part of York University’s goals for community engagement and reputation-building, with a unique collaboration that invites alumni, students and their families, and the public to engage in meaningful talks and discussions.