Challenges to Managing Research and Development Projects That Cross Disciplines, Cultures, and Oceans

Thursday, November 20, 2014 13:00to14:00
Peterson Hall Room 310, 3460 rue McTavish, Montreal, QC, H3A 0E6, CA

On Thursday, November 20, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, at Arts 160, Dr. Grace Marquis from McGill's Department of Dietetics and Human Nutrition will speak on "Challenges to Managing Research and Development Projects That Cross Disciplines, Cultures, and Oceans." Dr. Marquis is the Canada Research Chair in Social and Environmental Aspects of Nutrition, and her research focuses on the biological, social, and environmental determinants of early nutrition. Her research career began 30 years ago at the Nutrition Research Institute in Lima, Peru. She received her doctorate in international nutrition from Cornell University in 1996 and taught for 10 years in the USA before joining the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill University in Montréal, Canada. In 1999, her research group began working in Ghana, West Africa. The long-term collaborations in both countries continue today. Her community-based research examines how many social, cultural, biological, and environmental factors these factors interact and the mechanisms by which they alter a household’s ability to provide optimal feeding and caregiving for young children. Based on acquired knowledge, her research group develops cross-sector, integrated strategies that support child health and growth and are feasible for families in poverty, with a special focus on those living in rural communities. Dr. Marquis received a Doctorate of Laws, honoris causa, for contribution to tertiary education from the University of Ghana in 2013. This talk is part of the ongoing Brown Bag Seminar organized by the Institute for the Study of International Development, with lecturers from different backgrounds speaking every second Thursday. Light refreshments will be served at this event. For more details, please contact events.isid [at] mcgill.ca. We hope to see you there!

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