The Crossroads Conference Planning Committee would like to extend thanks to the partnership of our affiliates and sponsors.
Your continued support of Crossroads allows student health and wellness researchers to connect their work to the broader community, meet experts and peers in their field.
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Canadian Society for Biomechanics
CSB/SCB was formed in 1973. The purpose of the Society is to foster research and the interchange of information on the biomechanics of human physical activity.
Good biomechanics research is being performed more and more by people from diverse disciplinary and professional backgrounds. CSB/SCB is attempting to enhance interdisciplinary communication and thereby improve the quality of biomechanics research and facilitate application of findings by bringing together therapists, physicians, engineers, sport researchers, ergonomists and others who are using the same pool of basic biomechanics techniques but studying different human movement problems.
To learn more about CSB, please visit their website.
Healthy Populations Institute
The Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) formerly Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (AHPRC) was established in 1993 as a Senate-approved research Institute at Dalhousie University. Through excellence in research, capacity building, and knowledge translation, HPI has been a leader in health promotion research in Atlantic Canada and beyond.
It is within this context of exceptional research grant capture, and interdisciplinary, collaborative, policy and program-focused health promotion research, that AHPRC has recently undergone a renewal process: reflecting on our past, visioning our future, and developing a plan for continued success. As part of this renewal we have re-committed ourselves to policy and program-focused research, but also recognize the need to highlight more explicitly our ‘upstream research’, that is research which addresses the fundamental causes of unhealthy lives and communities.
To learn more about HPI, please visit their website.
The Indigenous Health Interest Group (IHIG) at Dalhousie University
The Indigenous Health Interest Group (IHIG) is an interdisciplinary collective of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students at Dalhousie University, studying in a variety of health professions. IHIG seeks to reduce Indigenous health inequities through education, empowerment, advocacy and research. These goals are fulfilled through three committees: Events & Outreach, Research, and Course/Curriculum Development; all of which work both on and off the Dalhousie campus.
For the 15th Annual Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference, IHIG sought to improve the representation of Indigenous peoples and issues throughout all aspects of the event. With the recent release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, action is being taken across Canada to acknowledge and address the historical and ongoing injustices against Indigenous peoples in Canada, as well as the related effects on their health. Indigenous voices are needed in the fight for health equity, and IHIG is honoured to have Keynote Speaker Dr. Barry Lavallee of the Saulteaux/Metis First Nation sharing his thoughts and experiences with the Dalhousie health community. Indigenous perspectives on food security will also be heard in the panel discussion, thanks to Community Health Nurse Cheyenne Joseph of the Mi’kmaq First Nation.
IHIG is proud to support the inclusion of Indigenous research, voices, and traditions in Crossroads 2017. This is a step toward better awareness of and respect for Indigenous health practices across all health professions, both at Dalhousie and beyond. Learning opportunities, such as those presented at this year’s conference, enable non-Indigenous students to become better informed about Indigenous cultures and concerns, resulting in well-rounded health practitioners and researchers. These opportunities also give voice to Indigenous students, faculty, and community members, and solidify their place in health dialogue.
Dalhousie University Faculty of Health Professions
Dalhousie University President’s Office
Dalhousie University Association of Graduate Students
Dalhousie Student Union
Dalhousie University Faculty of Management
Maritime SPOR Support Unit
Nova Scotia Physiotherapy Association