Research Insights, from the Faculty of Community Services at Ryerson University

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Welcome to Research Insights

It is widely recognized that the research and knowledge created within university settings should be packaged and disseminated in ways that benefit end users who need accessible and timely evidence. Translating and integrating research evidence into programs and policies are essential when making informed decisions that affect the health and well-being of society.

The Faculty of Community Services (FCS) is focused on highlighting the research work and collaborations that FCS faculty have with other researchers internal and external to the Ryerson community. FCS Research Insights presents plain language summaries of our faculty’s Research, as well as, practice and policy Insights so that key decision makers such as policymakers, community and health services providers, community groups and individuals can make evidence-informed decisions.

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  • Mitra, Raktim (2015)
    Distance to school was the greatest barrier to walking to school both among 11-year-olds as well as among 14-15-year-old children in the city of Toronto. Neighbourhood environment was important for children’s walking, while ...
  • Zanchetta, Margareth (2012)
    Francophone families living in Canadian cities where they were a linguistic minority were often treated as subordinate citizens while seeking healthcare information and treatment. These families were socially vulnerable ...
  • Young, Ian (2016)
    Whether or not consumers practise safe food handling behaviours (such as washing hands or using a thermometer to check cooking meat) is largely a function of habit and routine, rather than the consumers’ knowledge about ...