As Canada’s public healthcare system copes with the country’s aging population, health promotion and preventative medicine will be critical to maintaining a productive society and improving quality of life.
The health and well being of individuals and their communities is the central mandate of several professional schools at Ryerson. Our multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral research in this theme extends from the health and wellness of the individual to the idea of collective health and well being. This includes the study of the determinants of the healthy city, which encompasses structures and processes for citizen participation.
This strategic area at Ryerson is characterized by the interplay of a diverse range of disciplines that encompass the physical, psychological, and social well-being of individuals and communities. Our researchers are ideally suited for a more prominent role in new models of health education and research, including the emerging concept of the academic health sciences network. Ryerson’s students and faculty focus on improving access to healthcare for underserviced groups, on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of Canada's healthcare system, and on promoting inclusion to enhance well being.
Areas of SRC activity in Health & Well Being include: