Human Environments Avalysis Laboratory

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Grand Opening of New Facility for HEAL

Monday, February 9, 2015

On February 9, 2015, the new home of the Human Environments Analysis Laboratory at Western University was officially opened by City of London Mayor Matt Brown, Dr Dan Shrubsole (Chair of Geography), Dr Jason Gilliland (Professor of Geography and HEAL Director), and Dr John Capone (VP Research).  Ribbon Cutting Picture with Matt Brown, Sarah McCans, John Capone, & Jason Gilliland

The HEAL is an innovative research and training environment which facilitates cross-sector collaboration and cutting-edge research to support healthy, sustainable, and vibrant communities. Over 60 people attended the opening of the new facility, including many HEAL alumni and collaborators from community organizations such as the Middlesex-London Health Unit, the London Health Sciences Centre, Investing in Children, the United Way, the Boys & Girls Club, the Old East Village Business Improvement Area and local elementary schools. According to HEAL Director Jason Gilliland, “By collaborating with community partners, we are able to conduct meaningful research that often has immediate impact.” The lab was funded by a generous bequest from the estate of Al and Donna Angelov.