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Julie Karmann

La pandémie, par les nouvelles règles du jeu sanitaires qu’elle impose, est venue bouleverser nos habitudes de vie et par voie de conséquence, notre usage de l’espace. Ainsi la ville, dense, devient-elle objet de méfiance. On fantasme désormais les grands espaces, la campagne, les forêts. Pourvu que l’on…


By Julie Karmann

The pandemic and its new sanitary rules has disrupted our day to day and, consequently, our use of space. The dense city has become an object of mistrust to some. We now long for the great outdoors, the countryside and forests, somewhere to breathe … safely


Marina Najjar partage 6 leçons apprises sur le terrain à Montréal en 2020.

En temps normal, recruter une cohorte représentative pour une étude sur la santé des populations est difficile; le faire en temps de pandémie l‘est encore plus. Au début de mars 2020, INTERACT se préparait à recruter des participants dans trois villes canadiennes — Vancouver, Saskatoon et Montréal — pour notre…


INTERACT coordinator Marina Najjar walks us through her take-aways from Montreal’s Fall 2020 campaign.

While recruiting a representative cohort for a population health study is never easy, the COVID-19 pandemic has made this task especially challenging. In early March 2020, INTERACT was preparing to recruit participants in three Canadian cities — Vancouver, Saskatoon, and Montreal — for our study on the impacts of urban…


From short-term changes in mood to long-term angst about what the future holds, COVID-19 has impacted our well-being in many ways. Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam reported that Canadians’ mental health has declined during the pandemic. Two years ago, 68% of Canadians, aged 15 years and older, reported…


Qui profite des améliorations à l’environnement urbain, et qu’arrive-t-il à ceux qui sont laissés pour compte?

Lorsque le nouveau Campus MIL de l’Université de Montréal a ouvert ses portes l’année dernière, des groupes communautaires se sont mobilisés pour dénoncer les impacts potentiels du campus sur les environs. …


Who benefits from urban investments, and what happens to those who don’t

When Université de Montréal’s new Campus MIL opened last year, it was amidst protests from neighbouring community groups, concerned that the transformation of Outremont’s former railyard would accelerate gentrification processes and threaten the social fabric in neighbouring Parc-Extension.

As Montréal Durable 2016–2020’s flagship project, the Campus MIL promised new urban…


As the COVID-19 pandemic transforms the way we move in cities, urban planners and decision-makers have had to act quickly and boldly. Our neighbourhoods are rapidly being rethought and redesigned in a matter of weeks to create temporary infrastructure for residents to connect and travel safely.

Over the summer, the…


Et un grand merci à nos participants dont les données nous permettent d’avancer

Comme beaucoup d’entre vous, nous avions prévu tout plein de projets pour ce printemps. Nous nous préparions à faire un suivi auprès de nos participants à Vancouver, Saskatoon et Montréal au sujet de leurs activités, leurs déplacements, leur interactions sociales et leur bien-être dans le cadre de notre deuxième campagne…


And a big thank you to our participants whose data will help us do that.

Like many of you, we had exciting projects lined up for this spring. We were getting ready to follow up with our participants in Vancouver, Saskatoon, and Montreal about their travel patterns, social interactions and…

INTERACT

CIHR-funded research team harnessing big data to deliver public health intelligence on the influence of urban form on health, well-being, and equity.

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