Upcoming Events

Global Solutions for Global Health

Thursday May 16, 2019 9:00 AM-11:30 AM CST
A public discussion examining planetary health, globalization, and humanity’s transition in nutrition, and lifestyle.
Join USask nutritional epidemiologist and global health researcher Dr. Hassan Vatanparast (MD, PhD) for a discussion examining planetary health, globalization and the modern complexities surrounding humanity’s transition in nutrition and physical activity. Explore the impact of these issues on immigrants, refugees and Indigenous populations.

Q&A to follow. Free event. Everyone welcome.

Presented by the University of Saskatchewan Food for Thought Planetary Health Series.


Eat Healthy Play Healthy Workshop

May 21, 2019

The Eat Healthy, Play Healthy Advisory Committee invites recreation leaders and food service providers to a gathering to discuss:

1. What is happening nationally and provincially to support healthy foods in recreation settings, and 

2. the release of data and support resources in Saskatchewan, how they will be helpful and what else is needed.


Healthy Immigrant Children

May 21, 2019  6:30-8:30PM CST

Saskatoon Public Library-Special Event

Dr. Vatanparast will share information from his study on the nutrition and health status of immigrant and refugee children and their families.

Stay afterwards for discussions on promoting healthy eating and physical activity for new Canadians.


Nutrition and Health Status of New Canadians: Readiness for Culturally Appropriate Care

June 13, 2019

Nutrition and Health Status of New Canadians; Readiness for Culturally Appropriate Care is a one day thematic conference that will take place on June 13, 2019 as a pre-conference event to the North American Refugee Health Conference that is taking place from June 14-16, 2019. Please join us to learn from some of the leading experts in the field of immigration health - providing perspectives of researchers, service providers and policy makers.