Community Health, Environment, and Wellness

Faculty MembersSix people sit around a table looking at photographs displayed on a vertical bulletin board.

Research interests

  • Health & wellness of Canadians
  • Nutrition and physical activity patterns, behaviours, and attitudes
  • Environmental influences on health outcomes

Current Faculty Funding

  • Woodruff SJ, Pollard B, Voakes L, LAWS. Increasing the reach and impact of a sport equity program for girls through social franchising in Southwestern Ontario.  SSHRC Partnership Engage program.
  • Woodruff SJ. Evaluation of the Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program. Research contract with Algoma, North Bay Parry Sound, Northwestern Porcupine, Sudbury and District, Timiskaming, and Thunder Bay Health Units. 

Current Student Funding

  • Queen Elizabeth II-Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology (OGS)
  • Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship (SSHRC)
  • Marge Holman Legacy Award for Gender in Sport
  • Athena Scholarship
If interested in working in the Health Lab, please contact Dr. Woodruff ( directly.

Paige Coyne and Sarah Woodruff

Paige Coyne (left), winner of the GA/TA Award for Educational Leadership at the Centre for Teaching and Learning's 2022 Teaching Excellence Awards.


Sarah Woodruff and Sara Santarossa

Sara Santarossa (Ph.D. c) - Winner 2019 Graduate Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (Winter 2019)

Erin Dufour
Erin Dufour (MHK)- Winner of the Athena Award. Collage of photos from the awards ceremony. (November, 2018).

Sarah Woodruff with Sara Santarossa receiving an award

 Sara Santarossa (Ph.D. c) - Winner GA/TA Award for Educational Practice (November, 2017). 

Sarah Woodruff with Paige Coyne after winning an award

Paige Coyne (MHKc) - Winner 2017 Outstanding Undergraduate Student for Research Excellence, Scholarship, and Creative Activity at the University of Windsor (March, 2017).