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Dr. Rebecca Schiff
Academic Qualifications: 
  • Ph.D., Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy, Murdoch University
  • Dip.Env., McGill University
  • B.Mus., McGill University
Previous Teaching/Work: 
  • HESC 5710 Sustainability & Health
  • HESC 5510: Program Planning and Evaluation
  • HESC 5214: Indigenous Health in Canada
  • HESC 5015: Current Issues and Trends in Health Sciences
Research Interests: 

Select recent funded research:

  • At Home in the North - (SSHRC Partnership Grant)
  • Community Housing Canada - (SSHRC Partnership Grant)
  • Covid – 19 and Pandemic Planning in the Context of Rural and Remote Homelessness. SSHRC Covid – 19 Partnership Engage Grants
  • Implementing a Voluntary Local Review of the Sustainable Development Goals for the City of Thunder Bay. SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant.
  • Traumatic stress and Mental Health Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Front-Line Workers in Homeless Services. Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Operating Grant : COVID-19 Mental Health & Substance Use Service Needs and Delivery
  • Cooperative Housing – impacts on community wellbeing and social cohesion in the Canadian context. (Lakehead University – Strategic Research  Fund.)
  • Justice system involvement in the context of homelessness and housing insecurity among women: assessment of legal issues and program needs in Thunder Bay. Partnership with Elizabeth Fry Society of Northwestern Ontario (Funded by Law Foundation of Ontario)
  • At the Crossroads -- Regional centres and the sustainability of Canada's rural and northern landscapes (SSHRC Connections grant) 
  • Improving access to phosphorous and sodium restricted foods for those living with end-stage renal disease on remote First Nations in Northwestern Ontario (funded by Northern Ontario Academic Medical Association)
  • Understanding the Dynamics of Hidden Homelessness in Rural and Northern Ontario
  • Housing and Health in Thunder Bay and Labrador: Building community capacity for data collection, analysis, and evidence-based policy interventions. (funded by Lakehead University VPREDI and CIHR) 
  • Managed Alcohol Programs:  Evaluating Effectiveness and Policy Implications. Partnerships for Health System Improvement. PI _ B. Pauly and T. Stockwell (CIHR)
  • Food: Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged (FLEdGE). PI - A. Blay - Palmer (SSHRC Partnership Grants)
In the News:

December 20, 2021

Lakehead University professors receiving $818k...

Lakehead University research teams are receiving more than $818,000 in Partnership Engage Grants...


June 14, 2021

Lakehead University researchers helping to make...

A Lakehead University professor is co-leading two research teams receiving more than $1.3 million...


November 27, 2020

Article by Dr. Rebecca Schiff receives Emerald...

Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Schiff, Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Health...