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Improving Pregnancy-Related Health through the ENRICH First Nations Project

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Room 2-520 A (2nd floor)

Enterprise Square (10230 Jasper Ave)

Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6

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Bring your lunch and join the Faculty of Extension's Indigenous Programs team for the first lunch & learn of 2018 with Dr. Richard Oster and Grant Bruno of the ENRICH First Nations Project. In this presentation, Richard and Grant will share their experience of a collaborative, community-based project aimed at improving prenatal outcomes for Cree women. Included are potential strategies for success. *Please note talks will all be in the classroom area (2nd floor of Enterprise Square) moving forward as we no longer have event A/V support at UofA for the atrium.

ENRICH is a group of fifteen investigators, plus students and staff that came together under a research program funded for five years by Alberta Innovates - Health Solutions (AIHS). ENRICH studies are aimed at improving maternal health in pregnancy and postpartum by finding innovative ways to promote healthy weights and healthy eating. Learn more about the ENRICH project here.


About the Presenters-

Grant Bruno is a 2nd Year graduate student currently doing a Master of Science in Risk and Community Resilience in the Department of Resource Economics and Environmental Sociology. He is also a research assistant with ENRICH, a project looking to improve maternal health outcomes across Alberta. Grant is also Indigenous engagement intern with the City of Edmonton, and the Provincial Ministry of Status of Women. Grant is a registered member of Samson Cree Nation (one of the four bands that makes up Maskwacis), and father to three boys, twin 8 year olds and a 3 year old.

Dr. Richard Oster is currently a Research Associate for the ENRICH research group at the University of Alberta, Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science. In this position he uses mixed methods and community-based approaches to address Indigenous health concerns related to diabetes and other chronic diseases, pregnancy and maternal health outcomes, and the social determinants of health. Richard also works for Alberta Health Services as the Senior Project Manager for the MERCK for Mothers project, which aims to improve Indigenous maternal health in Alberta through community-based initiatives. Richard completed his PhD in Experimental Medicine in 2013.


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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The event will be held in Room 2-520 A, on the second floor of Enterprise Square. Enterprise Square is accessible by ETS (LRT stop Bay/Enterprise Square) and paid parking is available in the downtown area. Once at Enterprise Square, take the elevator or south escalator to the second floor where you will find the new classroom space.


Does my RSVP guarantee me a seat at the event?

We encourage guests to arrive early to reserve their seat as chairs are limited.


Can I bring my lunch to the event?

This event is held over the lunch hour, and we encourage guests to bring their lunch if they wish. There are many venues nearby to buy food and drink including Fantassia Cafe and Tim Hortons.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Mandy MacRae at (780) 248-1217 or macrae@ualberta.ca.


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Enterprise Square (10230 Jasper Ave)

Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6

Canada

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