Monday 17 June 2019
The PULSAR collective creation workshop was a big success! Held at Monastère des Augustines on April 18, this first PULSAR public activity aimed to compile ideas from members of the public on the activities and events they would like to see to develop Québec City’s sustainable health community.
Organized in cooperation with J’Entreprends Québec, the workshop brought together some forty people from all walks of life interested in sustainable health, including local residents, entrepreneurs, representatives of public bodies, researchers, influencers, and more.
For example, representatives of tech companies such as Optel and SiliCycle met with urban farming entrepreneurs (e.g., Feuilles & Lépine), representatives of organizations such as Nature Québec (healthy living environments program), and health science researchers from the Cervo research centre.
Attendees broke up into multidisciplinary teams to discuss their ideas and interests with regard to sustainable health and the best ways to get various stakeholders in the Québec City area involved and engaged. In the nearly three-hour session, an impressive number of actions, initiatives, and events ideas were shared and documented. Three illustrators and a cartoonist also sketched a visual outline of the exchanges. It was a great opportunity for attendees to come together and imagine a better future in the area of health and well-being!
Sustainable health: a concept that’s alive and well
Those at the event quickly embraced the concept of sustainable health and made strides toward developing and improving it throughout the workshop. PULSAR may have sparked the idea for promising initiatives in sustainable health, but it’s the people carrying them out who will embody the concept and bring it to life every day in their communities.
A report on the event is currently being drafted and a schedule of activities will be ready in the coming weeks in the run-up to the major launch of Université Laval’s sustainable health initiative in the fall of 2019.