Arguably, I did not have the coolest major in university. I was a political science major, with a focus on Canadian Politics. People’s eyes seemed to glaze over when I talked about what I was taking at university. I admit, compared to some of the sexier political fields like International... read more
Upstream’s Policy Director, Chuk Plante will be speaking at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. The lecture, titled Comprehensive Poverty Reduction Strategies in Canada: Policy or Window Dressing? will take place at 10:30a.m. in the Prairie Room of the Diefenbaker Building...
Upstream thinking and upstream ideas rely on current, accurate, and relevant data. Increasing data and evidence around many of the social determinants that dictate lifelong health are encouraging, but organizations' abilities to maintain current data isn't a given. Recently, the Childcare Resource an Research Unit that maintains current data,... read more
Health begins in the spaces we live and the air we breathe. It is shaped by the choices we make together. Check out this Dogwood Initiative campaign seeking environmental and health impact assessments for a proposed coal export project. They are calling on British Columbians to ask their representatives... read more