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Manulife Centre for Community Health Research

The Manulife Centre for Community Health Research (MCCHR) is an interdisciplinary community development and research centre guided by multiple social determinants of health. The centre acts as an incubator for students committed to community-based scholarship and development in the field of health and well-being. The centre welcomes Master’s, PhD and postdoctoral fellows from a variety of academic disciplines to work within any of our communities of practice and research including but not limited to: women and gender, global health and development, Francophone issues, Aboriginal First Peoples Health and Wellness, environment and water issues, community economic development and social innovation.


MCCHR is guided by a framework of university-community collaboration, as such the centre acts as a bridge between the university and the larger community in order to enhance innovation and creative working partnerships with individuals, social welfare, public, non-profit and for-profit entities. MCCHR believes and honours the idea that universities should be of service to the communities in which they operate and values mutuality in working partnerships.

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Contact Us:

Ginette Lafrenière, Director

E: glafreniere@wlu.ca

Laura Coakley, Research Assistant

E: lcoakley@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x5280