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January 2018 General Meeting

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Jennifer McWhirter
Associate Professor, University of Guelph

“Good Communication for Better Public Health” 

Jennifer McWhirter is an Assistant Professor of Public Health Promotion and Communication in the Department of Population Medicine at the University of Guelph. Dr McWhirter’s research focuses on the promotion of health and prevention of disease through effective communication, education, and policy. She is especially interested in the way the mass media disseminates health information and how visual images and aesthetic ideals influence people’s health knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours. She is currently using these and other approaches to investigate and improve skin cancer prevention. Her research has been supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and has been acknowledged in awards from the Canadian Federation of University Women, the Sheela Basrur Centre, and the American Association for Cancer Education. She sits on the editorial board for the Journal of Cancer Education and is a member of the Ontario Sun Safety Working Group.


January 23
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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CFUW Guelph


St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
161 Norfolk Street
Guelph, ON N1H 4J7 Canada
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