Entries by Eleanor Setton


CANUE’s Weather and Climate team met on May 8th | 2017 to review their research program and upcoming activities. Meeting slides are available here (CANUE Weather and Climate Meeting May 8 2017) and include: a brief overview of climate, weather and health linkages (Dr. Tim Takaro) a description of the PAVICS platform (pavics2016_eng) currently under […]


On December 7th and 8th | 2016, over 80 CANUE members gathered in Toronto for our inaugural workshop with the goal of building our strategic plan. Dr. Jeff Brook’s welcoming remarks, the Keynote Address by Harold Madi, and the Team presentations are now available on our YouTube channel.


We are gathering in Toronto on December 7th and 8th to formalize our plans for data development and sharing, environmental health research, and knowledge translation and exchange. Please join us by webcast to hear more about CANUE and our vision for the next five years.


CANUE SYMPOSIUM: URBAN ENVIRONMENT and HEALTH: NEW OPPORTUNITIES December 7th, 2016 – Dalla Lana School of Public Health | 10:00 – 11:30am eastern Walkability, noise, greenness and air pollution are some of the common features of the built environment that can have profound effects on human health. Please join us for this fascinating symposium on […]

From the Directors…

Welcome to CANUE! We are very excited to be launching CANUE and our website. It has been a productive few months since our funding support from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) started in June. We have an ambitious agenda for the rest of 2016 culminating in our first workshop in December when members […]

Meet CANUE members

Two CANUE members, Dr. Philip Awadalla and Dr. Padmaja Subbarao, are recent awardees of Programmatic Grants in Environments, Genes and Chronic Disease from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR). These projects are exploiting linkages between environmental exposure data and these cohorts. Dr. Awadalla is one of the principal investigators of the Canadian Partnership for […]

The potential of Google’s Earth Engine

The Google Earth Engine was introduced in 2010 to allow users to monitor and measure changes in the environment at a global scale.  This engine performs two key functions: 1) it curates and manages historical and ongoing satellite data; and 2) it offers an easy-to-use analytical platform that allows researchers to process data into useful […]

Data governance and management

CANUE members Dr. David Henry and Dr. Paul Demers will co-lead our Data Governance and Management Committee. They will develop a specific policy to address how we use, store and distribute exposure data provided by members or other data stewards. Dr. Henry is the former President and CEO of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), which holds and […]

Advancing children’s healthy development

CANUE members Dr. Stephanie Atkinson and Dr. Meghan Azad are committed to advancing our understanding of the role of environment in developing healthy children. Their work explores the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) hypothesis, which describes how maternal and environmental factors program fetal and child growth and development in ways that have long-term consequences on health and […]