Nathaly Aya Pastrana wins best paper award @ World Social Marketing Conference

BeCHANGE doctoral student, Ms. Nathaly Aya Pastrana, won the best student paper award at the World Social Marketing Conference 2017. Held this May in Washington DC, the WSMC brought together approximately 550 academics, practitioners, and policy-makers for mutual learning about social change. Ms. Aya Pastrana had 3 presentations at WSMC17 (2 academic research and 1[…]

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Nathaly Aya Pastrana goes to Peru for field research

Ms. Nathaly Aya Pastrana, Ph.D. student of Social Marketing, joined the Center for Excellence in Chronic Diseases (CRONICAS) at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia located in Lima, Peru, to conduct qualitative research for the COHESION Project and for her Ph.D. dissertation. Nathaly is working with the COHESION project team in Lima doing field research about community[…]

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APAC Forum in Sydney: Let’s talk about communication in health

Professor Suggs will lead a discussion on “Communication in healthcare: On-going lessons from the ICT revolution” at the APAC Forum in Sydney Australia, Sept 12-14. She will be joined by: Jerrill Rechter, CEO of VicHealth, Julie Leasks, Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Sydney Prof. Jaime Miranda, Director of CRONICAS Centre of Excellence[…]


Communication is Fundamental to Challenges Faced by Health Leaders

Says report calling for more effective Health Communication. Communicating Complex Health Messages (CCHM) was pinpointed as an area of research by WISH at a timely and crucial crossroads in health care and communication – the rate at which we can access and spread information is increasing, our trust in sources is decreasing, competing views are[…]

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Tap it up and SINC @ Sustainable University Day Conference

We are at the Sustainability at Universities conference today in St. Gallen Switzerland. We are presenting our SINC and Tap it up projects, while learning about teaching and learning and doing “sustainability” in academia. Stay tuned on the tap it up fb page @ Tapitup.lugano. Stay in SINC @  

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Community based actions – a shortcut to sustainable public health nutrition?

Professor Suggs joined Professor Bent Egberg Mikkelsen (Denmark), Professor Agneta Yngve (Sweden), and Ms. Elva Gisladottir (Iceland) this week at the world nutrition congress in Las Plamas, Gran Canaria, Spain for a well attended and inspiring session on ” Community based actions – a shortcut to sustainable public health nutrition?” Introduction to Community based actions[…]


SINC web site is launched! Join us in making change happen. About SINC: The main idea is that SINC serves as a place for students and the Ticino community to learn about and work on projects (conceptual, development, evaluation, and research) about sustainability. Our main focus is “behaviors” – health, environment, justice, safety, policy and a good citizenship. Our website serves as an ongoing place[…]