Crossroads Conference

Engaging dialogue, innovative health research

The Annual Crossroads Interdisciplinary Health Research Conference

The Crossroads Conference, established in 2002 by graduate students and faculty in the School of Health and Human Performance (HAHP), provides students with an opportunity to present their health-related research in a supportive and interdisciplinary environment.

Organized by graduate students, Crossroads provides a meeting place where students and faculty can interact with members of different health-related research communities. Both graduate and undergraduate students may present their research findings.  

The Crossroads Conference is held in the spring term of each year. A call for conference presentation abstracts, which can include thesis abstracts, goes out in the early part of the winter term.

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Past Crossroads Conferences


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Congratulations to this year's Crossroads organizers and participants for another successful conference. For details on the events go here.


9th Annual Crossroads Interdisciplinary Student Health Research Conference held April 2, 2011.

Best undergraduate presentation:

Gillian Pritchard (Health Promotion, Dalhousie)
“Aboriginal Perspectives on Water: How Does Water Contribute to Overall Health and Well-Being?”
Supervisor: Dr. Debbie Martin

Best graduate presentation:

Erica Brooks (Health Promotion, Dalhousie)
“Exploring the Lived Experience of Adults Using Prescription Opioids to Manage Chronic Non-Cancer Pain.”
Supervisor: Dr. Anita Unruh 

Best undergraduate poster:

Rachel Mullenger (recent graduate of the undergrad Kinesiology program at St Francis Xavier University; at time of conference, working for the Maritime Heart Centre.)
“The Roles of Peer Mentors in Enhancing School-Based Physical Activity: Phase 1.”

Best graduate poster:

Emily Murray (MA Health Promotion, Dalhousie alum; at time of conference, working for the IWK.)
“The Experience of Canadian Childhood Cancer Survivors Transferring to the Adult Health-care System.”


The 8th Annual Cross Roads Interdisciplinary Student Health Research Conference, held March 26 and 27, 2010.

Graduate oral presentation:

Rani Ojah (MSc Kinesiology candidate, Dalhousie)
“Vitamin D Status in Nova Scotian Women Who Employ Full Body Covering and Its Impact on Bone and Muscular Health.”
Supervisor: Dr. Jo Welch

Undergraduate oral presentation:

Tara Dahn (BSc Kinesiology Honours candidate, Dalhousie)
“Can a Novel Form of Dynamic Exercise Be Used to Ameliorate Mild Knee Pain and Maintain Fitness?”
Supervisor: Dr. Jo Welch

Graduate poster presentation:

Emily Murray (MA Health Promotion candidate, Dalhousie)
“Exploring the Psychosocial Experience of Sexuality in Young Adult Cancer Survivors and Implications for Sexual Health” Murray, E.K., Robinson, L.
Supervisor: Dr. Lynne Robinson

Undergraduate poster presentation:

Rebecca Spencer (BSc Kinesiology graduate, currently enrolled in undergraduate Health Promotion HPRO classes. Accepted to the MA Health Promotion program for September 2010 under the supervision of Dr. Sara Kirk.)
“H2K: The results of a pilot study of a physical activity intervention in an elementary school.” Spencer, R.A., Hoyt, J., Yates, G., Miller, J., Hancock Friesen, C.L.