A few of our academics are lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel around the world to speak at conferences or explore collaborations - all in the line of work and the translation, exchange and expansion of knowledge of course.
The least we could expect is a postcard, to hear all about the fun that they're having while we’re stuck in the office watching droplets of rain compete to reach the windowsill…
So here’s the first from Professor Bambra.
Dear Fuse Open Science Blog,
I spent late April and May 2017 as a visiting Professor at the Institute of Research in Public Health, part of the University of Montréal. I was the guest of Professor Louise Potvin who is a leading international researcher in health promotion and the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Public Health. She was an amazing and generous host.
|Me (bottom right) with Louise Potvin (centre) - an amazing and generous host|
Montréal is an amazing place to visit, an extremely vibrant multicultural bilingual city with great restaurants and a very welcoming feel to it. It was very exciting to be there in 2017 as Canada celebrates 150 years and Montréal celebrates its 375th year. However, weather wise Montréal experienced unprecedented rain and flooding while I was there with many homes and businesses evacuated and the army required to provide emergency support.
- "@ChaireCACIS @irspum @ProfBambra @IlonaKickbusch @NCCDH_CCNDS #whs2017 public health is policy: Legacy of the Ottawa Charter" by Louise Potvin (@lsepotvin) via Twitter.com © 2017: https://twitter.com/lsepotvin/status/861693486533410818
- "Island of Montreal" by david brotons (dave13800) via Instagram.com © 2017: https://www.instagram.com/p/BT1zQdRgNYo/
- All other images "Montreal" - Free images on Pixabay.com: https://pixabay.com/en/photos/montreal/