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The Population and Community Health Unit conducts several services to the public and education community. One of the first services that the Unit provided was a public lecture series from September 7 to October 26, 1994 titled, "Health Strategy Changes: Where Do They Lead?" The series featured prominent speakers such as:

  • Dr. Maxwell Blythe who was a Principle Lecturer from the Faculty of Clinical Medicine and Green College, University of Oxford, England.
  • Dr. Martin Shain, Head of Workplace Program, The Addiction Research Foundation and the Centre for Health Promotion and The University of Toronto.
  • Dr. Paul Steinhauser, Staff Psychiatrist at the Hospital for Sick Children and Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Western Ontario.
  • Dr. Fraser Mustard, President of The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIAR) and Member of the Premier's Council of Economic Renewal.
  • Dr. Robert McMurtry, Dean of Medicine at The University of Western Ontario. Dr. McMurtry has subsequently been appointed the DW Cameron Fellowship and now is an Assistant Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Health in Ottawa.
  • These speakers discussed issues that have deeply impacted Ontario's and Canada's health system.

    On February 28, 1997, The Population & Community Health Unit and the Centre for Health & Well-Being hosted half-day forum of information and policy discussions at Spencer Hall Conference Centre in London, Ontario on "London's Children and Their Health". These discussions raised issues, posed challenges, and sought solutions to issues in the London and Southwestern Ontario region.

    In 1997, Dr. Evelyn Vingilis lead an Ad Hoc Working Group on Communication Strategy for London's Mayor's Anti-Poverty Action Group (MAPAG) who produced a final report for The City of London.

    Other such activities have included writing a formal affidavits on drinking driving issues for several court cases, presentations and speaking engagements to various community groups and organizations, and liaising with key community groups and organizations.

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    The Population & Community Health Unit, Family Medicine,
    Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, 2nd Floor,
    Dr. Don Rix Clinical Skills Building, London, ON, Canada N6A 5C1
    Telephone: (519) 858-5063, Fax: (519) 661-3878,
    The University of Western Ontario