January 8, 2018

The University of Alberta School of Public Health is seeking a GIS Analyst for the Centre for Healthy Communities and the PLACE Research Lab.

Founded in 2017, the Centre for Healthy Communities grew out of the Centre for Health Promotion studies, one of the founding groups of the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health. The Centre’s vision is to ensure that all Canadians are able to be active participants in creating healthy communities by providing success-driven solutions with outcomes that increase longevity, connectivity, and wellness. The purpose of the Policy, Location and Access in Community Environments (PLACE) Research Lab is to systematically investigate relationships between people-policy-place by developing, evaluating and mobilizing evidence about population health interventions and other strategies that promote lifelong health and chronic disease prevention.

The GIS Analyst will be an integral part of the Centre for Healthy Communities and the PLACE Research Lab. Working closely with Dr. Candace Nykiforuk, the PLACE Senior Program Lead, and other staff (e.g. Research Associates, PhD and MSc students), the GIS Analyst will provide GIS mapping and spatial analysis for a number of ongoing projects related to the built environment, community and social factors, and health.

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