Lars Hallstrom, BA (University of Calgary, MA (Purdue University), PhD (Purdue University)

Professor, Director ACSRC, Augustana - Social Sciences
Director ACSRC, Augustana - AB Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities

Contact

Professor, Director ACSRC, Augustana - Social Sciences
Email
lars.hallstrom@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 679-1661
Address
3-14 AG01 Founders Hall
4901-46 Ave
Camrose AB
T4V 2R3

Director ACSRC, Augustana - AB Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities
Email
lars.hallstrom@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Job/Research Area

I am a political scientist by training, with a long-standing combination of teaching and research interests in environmental policy, environmental health, public health (and the social determinants of health specifically) and natural resource management. Following 8 years at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia (where I was Canada Research Chair in Public Policy and Governance, as well as the first Director of the National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health) I came to the University of Alberta to serve as the first Director of the ACSRC. Since that time, we have conducted over 40 projects related to rural sustainability in Alberta and Canada (based largely in 3 priority areas: environmental sustainability (water), social sustainability (aging and youth), and institutional sustainability (rural/municipal planning, policy and governance). We have also partnered with researchers, research networks and rural development organizations (such as the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation) around the world, and contribute to projects funded by SSHRC, CIHR and other funding agencies.


Research

Major Responsibilities/Research Interests

  • Comparative Public and Environmental Policy
  • Health and Public Health Policy
  • Environmental, health and social equity
  • Integration of environmental, social and health policy
  • Knowledge transfer and Evidence-informed policy
  • Rural policy, planning and evaluation
  • The role of science and citizen engagement in public policy
  • Dr Hallstrom is a participant in the Land Reclamation International Graduate School (LRIGS) program sponsored by NSERC CREATE

Select Grants

  • “The ECHO Network (Environment, Community, Health Observatory): Strengthening intersectoral capacity to understand and respond to health impacts of resource development” w/ M. Parkes (NPI) et al. CIHR (Primary Applicant) $2,000,000
  • “The ECHO Network w/M. Parkes et al. CIHR LOI $50,000
  • “Navigation Partnerships: Connecting, Accessing, Resourcing and Engaging (N-CARE) Older Persons, Families and Communities” w/Duggleby, W. (PI), Pesut, B., Warner, G., Fassbender, K., Nekolaichuk, C., Holroyd-Leduc, J., Ghosh, S, MacLeod, R, Murphy, S., Klein, L, Antymnuik, C., Clark, G., Peterson-Fraser, M., Woytkiw, T. & Laing, R.. $170, 997. Covenant Health Seniors Health and Wellness Innovation Fund. Dec 1, 2015 – Nov 30, 2017.
  • “Tracking change – the Role of Local and Traditional Knowledge in Watershed Governance” SSHRC Partnership Grant w/ B. Parlee (PI) et al. (co-applicant) $2,500,000) (July 2015 – June 2022).
  • “Rural Policy Learning Commons: Building Rural Policy through International Comparative Analysis” SSHRC PG (w/ W. Reimer and W. Ashton (PI) et al. (co-applicant) ($2,500,000). April 2014 – March 2021
  • “Intersections of Sustainability. Collaborative Research Network on Water Governance, Climate Change and Traditional Communities” with M. Steward-Harawira et al. University of Alberta KIAS Cluster Grant ($100,000)
  • “Boom and Bust in AB and BC” with K. van Assche et al. University of Alberta Killam Cornerstone Grant (co-applicant) ($50,000) Fall 2014
  • “Boom and Bust in AB and BC” with K van Assche et al. University of Alberta KIAS Team Grant (co-applicant) ($7500) Summer 2014
  •  “Children and Youth Engagement with Nature and their Health: A scoping review of interventions” CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grant w/ P. Hansen-Ketchum et al. (Collaborator – Fall 2013 - $49,995)
  • Alberta Parks Social Science Working Group. (Awarded Spring 2014 - $34,000)
  • “Generation of priority research questions to inform Park management and conservation policy” (July 2012) ($31,500)
  • “Alberta Water Toolkit” (PI) w/ Sustainability Resources. ARDN ($10,000) June 2012.
  • “Community-based factors influencing the development and content of Integrated Community Sustainability Plans in rural Alberta and Canada” ARDN Project Grant w/ Glen Hvenegaard. March 1, 2012. (co-applicant) ($10,000)
  • “Social Economy, Community Resilience and the Transition to Sustainability” SSHRC Partnership Development Grant w. S. Wulff et al. June 2012. (Co-applicant) ($200,000)
  •  “Integrating water and public policy: Perspectives from research and the field” SSHRC Environmental Outreach Grant (PI) w/ M. Parkes. April 2012 ($28,091)

Courses

AUPOL 200 - The Research Process

This course is designed to introduce students to the research process and various methodological approaches within political studies, while helping students to develop research and information literacy skills. Topics include: research design and communication, quantitative and qualitative methods, exploring and assessing sources of information, and various approaches to the study of politics. Prerequisite: AUPOL 103 or AUPOL 104 (2018).

Fall Term 2020

Scholarly Activities

Research - Select Research Grants 2012 - present


“The ECHO Network (Environment, Community, Health Observatory): Strengthening intersectoral capacity to understand and respond to health impacts of resource development” w/ M. Parkes (NPI) et al. CIHR (Primary Applicant) $2,000,000

“The ECHO Network w/M. Parkes et al. CIHR LOI $50,000

“Navigation Partnerships: Connecting, Accessing, Resourcing and Engaging (N-CARE) Older Persons, Families and Communities” w/Duggleby, W. (PI), Pesut, B., Warner, G., Fassbender, K., Nekolaichuk, C., Holroyd-Leduc, J., Ghosh, S, MacLeod, R, Murphy, S., Klein, L, Antymnuik, C., Clark, G., Peterson-Fraser, M., Woytkiw, T. & Laing, R.. $170, 997. Covenant Health Seniors Health and Wellness Innovation Fund. Dec 1, 2015 – Nov 30, 2017.

“Tracking change – the Role of Local and Traditional Knowledge in Watershed Governance” SSHRC Partnership Grant w/ B. Parlee (PI) et al. (co-applicant) $2,500,000) (July 2015 – June 2022).

“Rural Policy Learning Commons: Building Rural Policy through International Comparative Analysis” SSHRC PG (w/ W. Reimer and W. Ashton (PI) et al. (co-applicant) ($2,500,000). April 2014 – March 2021

“Intersections of Sustainability. Collaborative Research Network on Water Governance, Climate Change and Traditional Communities” with M. Steward-Harawira et al. University of Alberta KIAS Cluster Grant ($100,000)

“Boom and Bust in AB and BC” with K. van Assche et al. University of Alberta Killam Cornerstone Grant (co-applicant) ($50,000) Fall 2014

“Boom and Bust in AB and BC” with K van Assche et al. University of Alberta KIAS Team Grant (co-applicant) ($7500) Summer 2014

 “Children and Youth Engagement with Nature and their Health: A scoping review of interventions” CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grant w/ P. Hansen-Ketchum et al. (Collaborator – Fall 2013 - $49,995)

Alberta Parks Social Science Working Group. (Awarded Spring 2014 - $34,000)

“Generation of priority research questions to inform Park management and conservation policy” (July 2012) ($31,500)

“Alberta Water Toolkit” (PI) w/ Sustainability Resources. ARDN ($10,000) June 2012.

“Community-based factors influencing the development and content of Integrated Community Sustainability Plans in rural Alberta and Canada” ARDN Project Grant w/ Glen Hvenegaard. March 1, 2012. (co-applicant) ($10,000)

“Social Economy, Community Resilience and the Transition to Sustainability” SSHRC Partnership Development Grant w. S. Wulff et al. June 2012. (Co-applicant) ($200,000)

 “Integrating water and public policy: Perspectives from research and the field” SSHRC Environmental Outreach Grant (PI) w/ M. Parkes. April 2012 ($28,091)

Publications

Hope of Rural Women Caregivers of Persons with Advanced Cancer: Guilt, Self-Efficacy and Mental Health
Author(s): L. Hallstrom, Duggleby, W., Williams, A., Holtslander, L, Thomas, R., Cooper, D., Ghosh, S.& O’Rourke, H.
Publication Date: 2014
Publication: Rural and Remote Health
Volume: 14
Page Numbers: 2561

Evaluation of the living with hope program for rural women caregivers of persons with advanced cancer
Author(s): L. Hallstrom, Duggleby, W. W., Williams, A., Holtslander, L, Thomas, R., Cooper, D., Eby, J.
Publication Date: 2013
Publication: BMC Palliative Care
Volume: 12
Page Numbers: 36
External Link: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-684X/12/3
Boom and Bust: Managing ups and downs in communities - A guide
Author(s): van Assche, Deacon, Gruezmacher, Summers, Lovoie, Jones, Granzow, Hallstrom, Parkins
External Link: https://issuu.com/uaextension/docs/boom_and_bust_a_guide
Ecosystems, Society and Health: Pathways through Diversity, Convergence and Integration
Author(s): Hallstrom, Guehlstorf, Parkes
External Link: http://www.mqup.ca/ecosystems--society--and-health-products-9780773544796.php?page_id=112624&
Sustainability Planning and Collaboration in Rural Canada
Author(s): Hallstrom, Beckie, Hvenegaard, Mundl
External Link: http://www.uap.ualberta.ca/titles/413-9781772120400-sustainability-planning-and-collaboration-in-rural-canada
Boom and Bust: Managing ups and downs in communities - A guide
Author(s): van Assche, Deacon, Gruezmacher, Summers, Lavoie, Jones, Granzow, Hallstrom, Parkins
External Link: https://issuu.com/uaextension/docs/boom_and_bust_a_guide
Ecosystems, Society and Health: Pathways through Diversity, Convergence and Integration
Author(s): Hallstrom, Guehlstorf, Parkes

Generation of Priority Research Questions to Inform Conservation Policy and Management at a National Level
Author(s): L. Hallstrom, M. Rudd., Beazley K., Cooke S.J., Fleishman E., Lane D., Mascia M., Roth R., Tabor G., Bakker J., Bellefontaine T., Berteaux D., Booth D., Cantin B., Chaulk K., Cunningham K., DeVries A., Dobell R., Elliott R., Fast E., Ferrara N., Findlay S., Hammond T., Hermanutz L., Hutchings J., Lindsay K., Marta T.J., Moola F., Moore W., Nguyen V., Nickels S., Northey G., Prior K., Ramirez-Sanchez S., Rice J., Sleep D., Szabo N.D., Trottier G., Toussaint J.-P., Veilleux J.P.
Publication: Conservation Biology
Volume: 25
Issue: 3
Page Numbers: 476–484

Participatory Watershed Management: A Case Study from Maritime Canada
Author(s): L. Hallstrom, N. Guehlstorf
Publication: Journal of Environmental Practice
Volume: 14
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 143-153

Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products in the Environment: What are the Big Questions?
Author(s): L. Hallstrom, A. Boxall et al
Publication: Environmental Health Perspectives
Volume: 120
Issue: 9
Page Numbers: 1221-1229

Rural Alberta’s Priority Policy Research Questions
Author(s): L. Hallstrim, N. Finseth et al
Publication: Journal of Rural and Community Development
Volume: 9
Issue: 4

Sustainability Planning and Collaboration in Rural Canada
Author(s): Hallstrom, Beckie, Hvenegaard, Mundel
External Link: http://www.uap.ualberta.ca/titles/413-9781772120400-sustainability-planning-and-collaboration-in-rural-canada
Watershed Management and Public Health: An Exploration of the Intersection of Two Fields as Reported in the Literature from 2000 to 2010
Author(s): L. Hallstrom, M. Bunch, H. Venema, K. Morrison, M. Parkes & C. Neudoerffer
Publication: Environmental Management
Volume: 54
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 240-254