Recent Media features & interviews:
Schiff, R. 2020. Pandemic spending and housing insecurity. Interview with Ian Hanomansing. CBC Radio 1: Cross Country Checkup. October 3. https://www.cbc.ca/radio/checkup/can-canada-afford-all-the-pandemic-relief-spending-1.5747641
Schiff R and Møller H. (Eds). (2021). Health and Healthcare in Northern Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. https://utorontopress.com/ca/health-and-healthcare-in-northern-canada-4
Schiff R, Levkoe C, and Galway L. (Eds) Regional centres and the sustainability of Canada's rural and northern landscapes. Northern Review.
Buccieri K. and Schiff R. (Eds) (2016) Pandemic Preparedness and Homelessness: Lessons from H1N1 in Canada. Toronto: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness. Open Access at https://www.homelesshub.ca/LessonsFromH1N1
Select / Recent Articles and chapters
Schiff R, Friell H, and Hardy C. (forthcoming). Understanding Barriers to Implementing and Managing Therapeutic Diets for People Living with Chronic Kidney Disease in Remote Indigenous Communities. Current Developments in Nutrition. Online first: https://academic.oup.com/cdn/article/5/1/nzaa175/6041018
Uvanile, M., Nelson, C., Vinni, J., and Schiff R. (forthcoming). Exploring the Meaning of Therapeutic Horticulture for Anishinabek Youth in a Brief Residential Treatment Unit: A Community Engagement CSL Case Study. Engaged Scholar Journal.
Kauppi, C and Schiff, R. 2021. How Are Indigenous Women's Experiences of Policing and Homelessness Linked to MMIWG? Submitted to Hankard, M. & Dillen, J. (eds.). Red Dresses on Bare Trees: Stories and Reflections on Indigenous Murdered and Missing Women and Girls. Vernon, BC: J. Charlton Publishing, Ltd.
Schiff R and Moller H. 2021. Introduction: Health and Healthcare in Northern Canada in Schiff R and Møller H. (Eds). Health and Healthcare in Northern Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Schiff R and Moller H. 2021. Socio-Ecological Dimensions of Health and Wellness in the North in Schiff R and Møller H. (Eds). Health and Healthcare in Northern Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Schiff R. 2021. New directions to embrace collaboration, resilience, and innovation in northern health and healthcare in Schiff R and Møller H. (Eds). Health and Healthcare in Northern Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Schiff R and Moller H. 2021. Conclusions: Achieving health equity in Northern Canada in the North in Schiff R and Møller H. (Eds). Health and Healthcare in Northern Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Schiff R and Schembri V. 2021. Food Systems and Health in Northern Canada in Schiff R and Møller H. (Eds). Health and Healthcare in Northern Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Schiff R, Buccieri K, Waegemakers Schiff J, Kauppi C and Riva M. 2020. COVID-19 and Pandemic planning in the context of rural and remote homelessness. Canadian Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.17269/s41997-020-00415-1
Buccieri K, Oudshoorn A, Waegemakers Schiff J, Pauly B, Schiff R, Gaetz S. 2020.Quality of life and mental wellness: A gendered analysis of persons experiencing homelessness in Canada. Community Mental Health Journal. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10597-020-00596-6.
Schiff R and Friell H. 2020. Improving access to phosphorous and sodium restricted foods for people living with Chronic Kidney Disease in remote First Nations. Rural Remote Health.
Schiff R. 2020. Place-Based Sustainability Planning: Implications & Recommendations for Rural Northwestern Ontario. Northern Review. Online ahead: DOI: https://doi.org/10.22584/nr49.2019.009
Schiff R, Levkoe C, Galway L. 2020. Regional Centres and the Sustainability of Canada’s Rural and Northern Landscapes: introduction to the special issue. Northern Review.
Pauly B, Brown M, Evans J, Gray E, Schiff R, Isvins A, Krysowaty B, Vallance K, Stockwell T. 2019. ‘There is a Place’: Implementation and Impacts of Managed Alcohol Programs for people Experiencing Severe Alcohol Dependence and Homelessness. Harm Reduction Journal 16(70).
Schiff R, Pauly B, Brown M, Evans J, Gray E, Isvins A, Krysowaty B, Vallance K, Stockwell T. 2019. Managed Alcohol Programs in the context of Housing First. Housing, Care, and Social Support. 22(4).
Schiff R. 2019. Book review: Growing a Sustainable City? The Question of Urban Agriculture. Journal of Planning Education and Research. Journal of Planning Education and Research. DOI: 10.1177/0739456X19853864
Isvins A, Pauly B, Brown M, Evans J, Gray E, Schiff R, Krysowaty B, Vallance K, Stockwell T. 2019. The black sheep of harm reduction: finding a place for managed alcohol programs in the harm reduction movement. International Journal of Drug Policy. 67.
Nguemo Djiometio J, Antoniou T, Kristman V, Schiff R, Gamble LK, Yudin M, Loutfy M. 2019. Understanding the fertility desires and intentions among HIV-positive men living in Ontario: Survey instrument development and validation. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. 18(1)
Buccieri K, Oudshoorn A, Abramovich A, Schiff R, Frederick T, Forchuk C, Gaetz S. 2018. Hospital discharge planning for Canadians experiencing homelessness. Housing Care and Support.
Schiff R. and Bernard K. 2018. Food Systems and Indigenous Peoples in Labrador: Issues and New Directions. Invited submission to Food Futures NL. St. John’s: Iser Press.
Pauly B, Vallance K, Wettlaufer A, Chow C, Brown R, Evans J, Gray E, Krysowaty B, Isvins A, Schiff R, and Stockwell T. 2018. Community Managed Alcohol Programs in Canada: Overview of Key Dimensions and Implementation. Drug and Alcohol Review. 37 (Suppl. 1), S132–S139
Waegemakers Schiff J, Pauly B, Schiff R. 2017. Pandemic Preparedness in the Homeless Sector: Reports from Homeless People. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 32(S1):S182.
Giles M, Schiff R, Valcour J. 2017.Impact of an HIV Program for Youth in Southern Inuit Communities. Canadian Journal of Native Studies. 37(1)
Schiff R. 2017. A rejoinder to Racism: a major impediment to optimal Indigenous health and health care in Australia. Australian Indigenous Health Bulletin. 17(2).
Waegemakers Schiff J, Schiff R, and Turner, A. 2016. Rural Homelessness in Western Canada: Lessons from diverse communities. Invited Submission for special edition of Social Inclusion. 4(4).
Schiff R. 2016. Regina, Saskatchewan: The Case of Small, Isolated Urban Centres. Buccieri, K. and Schiff, R. (Eds) Pandemic Preparedness and Homelessness: Lessons from H1N1 in Canada. Toronto: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness.
Schiff R. 2016. New Directions in Pandemic Planning in Buccieri, K. and Schiff, R. (Eds) Pandemic Preparedness and Homelessness: Lessons from H1N1 in Canada. Toronto: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness.
Waegemakers Schiff J, Pauly B, and Schiff R. 2016 The Health And Well-Being Of Homeless Individuals and Implications in a Pandemic Outbreak in Buccieri, K. and Schiff, R. (Eds) Pandemic Preparedness and Homelessness: Lessons from H1N1 in Canada. Toronto: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness.
Schiff R, Turner A, and Waegemakers Schiff J. 2016 Rural Indigenous Homelessness in Canada in Aboriginal Homelessness, Ed. Peters, E. and Christensen, J. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press.
Schiff R and Waegemakers Schiff J. 2016 Collaborative Approaches to Addressing Homelessness in Canada: Value and challenge in the Community Advisory Board Model in Nichols and Doberstein (Eds) Systems Level Responses to Homelessness. Toronto: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness.
Waegemakers Schiff J and Schiff R. 2016 Northern Housing Networks: Collaborative Efforts to Develop Innovative Housing Programs for High Needs Aboriginal Women in Northern, Remote Communities in Nichols and Doberstein (Eds) Systems Level Responses to Homelessness. Toronto: Canadian Observatory on Homelessness.
Waegemakers Schiff J, Schiff R, Turner A, and Bernard, K. 2015 Rural Homelessness in Canada: Directions for planning and research. Journal of Rural and Community Development. 10(4).
Schiff R and Brunger F. 2015 Northern Housing Networks: Building Collaborative Efforts to Address Housing and Homelessness Remote Canadian Communities. Journal of Rural and Community Development. 10(1).
Schiff R and Levkoe C. 2014 From disparate action to collective mobilization: environmental and social change through Canadian food movement networks in Leonard, L. and Buryn Kedzior, S. (Eds) Occupy the Earth: Global Environmental Movements. Bradford, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
Schiff R. 2014 Rethinking Governance: Supporting healthy development through systems-level collaboration in Canada’s Provincial North. Northern Review. 38.
Brunger F, Schiff R, Morton-Ninomiya M, and Bull J. 2014 Animating the concept of ethical space: The Labrador Aboriginal Health Research Committee Ethics Workshop. International Journal of Indigenous Health Research. 10(1).
Twells L, Midodzi W, Ludlow V, Murphy-Goodridge J, Burrage L, Gill N, Halfyard B, Schiff R, Newhook LA. 2014 Assessing Infant Feeding Attitudes of Women in a Provincial Population in Canada: Validation of the Iowa Infant Feeding Attitudes Scale. Journal of Human Lactation.
Waegemakers Schiff J and Schiff R. 2014 Housing First: Paradigm or program? Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless. 23(2).
Waegemakers Schiff J, Schneider B, and Schiff R. 2014. Developing an estimate of housing needs for persons with severe mental illnesses. International Journal of Population Research.
Select Recent Research, Technical, & Professional Reports
Kauppi C, Pallard H, Elphick R, Hankard M, Montgomery P, Faries E, Schiff R, Waegemakers Schiff J. (2020). Homelessness Enumeration in the Cochrane District. Report prepared for Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Campbell S, Schiff R, Møller H, Scharf D & Kozorys M. (2019). Housing insecurity and justice system involvement among women in the Thunder Bay region. Thunder Bay: Elizabeth Fry Society and Northwestern Ontario and Lakehead University.
Kauppi C, O’Grady W, Schiff R, Martin F, Ontario Municipal Social Services Association. 2017. Homelessness and Hidden Homelessness in Rural and Northern Ontario. Guelph, ON: Rural Ontario Institute.
Fonkwe M.L.D. and Schiff R. 2016. A survey of residents’ perceptions of municipal drinking water in the community of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL: Labrador Institute of Memorial University.
Schiff, R., Sarkar, A., Choi, M., and Anstey, Z. 2014. Community Perspectives on Uranium Exploration, Mining, and Health Impacts in Makkovik, Labrador. Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL: Report prepared for Nunatsiavut Government.
Poelzer, G., Coates, K., Rodon, T., Summerville, T. White, G., Schiff, R., Garcea, J., Beatty, B., Wilson, G. 2014. The role of the public sector in Northern Governance: Delivering on mandates and meeting stakeholder expectations in the 21st century . Ottawa: Conference Board of Canada.
Traverso-Yepez, M., Allison, J., Beausoleil, N., Brunger, F., Kaposy, C., Schiff, R. 2013. Experiential Learning Strategies in the Health Sciences for developing Humanistic Skills. Report prepared for Office of the Vic President (Academic), Memorial University of Newfoundland.
Dhlakama, M. & Schiff, R. 2013. Developing a Well-being and Resiliency Index for Happy Valley-Goose Bay intheContext of Rapid Economic Growth. Report prepared forthe Office of Public Engagement, Government of Newfoundland andLabrador. Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL: Labrador Institute of Memorial University.
Morton-Ninomiya, M., Allice, I., Hirsch, R., Schiff, R., Brunger, F., Graham, J., 2013. Aboriginal Health Research Ethics Workshop Report. Report prepared for the Atlantic Aboriginal Health Research Program. Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL: Labrador Institute of Memorial University.
Schiff, R. and Oberndorfer,E. 2012. Traditional Plant Use in Labrador: A preliminary investigation. Report prepared for the Torngat Wildlife,Plants, and Fisheries Secretariat. Happy Valley-Goose Bay,NL: Labrador Institute of morial University.