Dr. Dell is involved in creative works to mobilize knowledge.
Here are just a few!
In response to the Canada's recovery survey, Dr. Dell's office worked with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction to develop posters of the findings (see below).
McQuaid, R. and Dell, C. 2018. “Life in Recovery from Addiction in Canada: Examining Gender Pathways with a Focus on the Female Experience”. Alcohol Treatment Quarterly. pp. 1-18. DOI: 10.1080/07347324.2018.1502642
This artistic expression painting represents the findings of The Helping Horse study. It was developed in partnership with the Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Program, Painter Andy Zimmerman & Graphic Artist April Doepker.
C. Adams, C. Arratoon, J. Boucher, G. Cartier, D. Chalmers, C. Dell, D. Dell, D. Dryka, R. Duncan, K. Dunn, C. Hopkins, L. Longclaws, T. MacKinnon, E. Sauve, S. Spence, M. Wuttunee. 2015. “The Helping Horse: How Equine Assisted Learning Contributes to the Wellbeing of First Nations Youth in Treatment for Volatile Substance Misuse”. Human Animal Interaction Bulletin. 1(1): 52-75.
The development of the cannabis cans was in response to pet and peoples' unintended consumption of cannabis.
Gibson, M., Dell, C. & Wasson, E. (2018). Can Your Cannabis: Keeping Your Family Safe. Developed and distributed 500 cannabis containers highlighting the Low Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines.
The can were released alongside the Conversation Canada publication Dell, C., Wasson, E., Cosford, K. 2019. “How to Keep Your Pets Safe From Marijuana Poisoning”. (Also available in French: Comment éviter que vos animaux de compagnie ne s’empoisonnent au cannabis).
Partnering with the USask student binge drinking prevention initiative – What’s Your Cap? – A door hanger with Canada’s Low Risk Drinking Guidelines was developed and distributed at Therapy Dog events on the USask campus and in residence. A door hanger was also developed and distributed for Canada’s Lower Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines.
With the COVID-19 pandemic, therapy dog visits at the hospitals were put on-hold. In response, we developed lifesize cut out cardboard therapy dogs for Saskatoon hospital Emergency Departments and Ronald McDonald House and statuettes for the Dube Centre.
In the Animal Assisted Intervention area, Dr. Dell has been participated in over 75 community presentations (from key notes to several CIHR Cafe Scientifiques), 40 conference presentations (e.g., SK Health Research Showcase Conference, Canadian Sociological Association), and 30 academic poster presentations.
Over her career, she has spoken at over 180 community, 130 conference, and 70 poster presentations.
Colleen Anne Dell
University of Saskatchewan
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