Research Junction and Pathways to Equity Research Funding Announced
Diverting food from the landfill to save money and the planet is one project funded by the new Research Junction funding, a collaboration between the City of Saskatoon and the University of Saskatchewan. CUISR researcher Dr. Rachel Engler-Stringer (Community Health and Epidemiology) will collaborate with the City’s community leadership and program development manager Katie Burns on the project to prevent surplus food from food-based businesses from ending up in the landfill. The project will be coordinated by Gord Enns, executive director, Saskatoon Food Council.
Among projects to address homelessness funded by the Pathways to Equity program supported by an anonymous funder is a project to improve quality of life and reduce poverty through oral health led by USask dental public health specialist Dr. Keith Da Silva and the Community-University Institute for Social Research (CUISR) led by co-directors USask professor emerita Isobel Findlay and the City’s senior planner Bill Holden. The study will examine access to dental care and how it may enhance quality of life for Saskatoon’s homeless population and those living in poverty.
Announced projects feature a number of other CUISR researchers/ board members. Many congratulations to all!
For the full story, see https://research.usask.ca/our-impact/highlights/discoverydigest/2020-february/usask-research-projects-with-the-city-of-saskatoon-awarded-nearly-150k-to-target-urban-issues.php?utm_source=paws&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2020february