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TOPS New Investigator Research Award 2021: Call for Nominations

2021-01-13T11:37:41-05:00 January 13th, 2021|Categories: Awards, COS|Tags: , , , |

This award recognizes an individual for a singular achievement or their career contributions to research in the field of obesity. This award is made possible through an annual grant from the Take Off Pounds Sensibly Foundation (TOPS). The award recipient will [...]

Obesity Canada is looking for a Research Assistant for an upcoming project: Adaptation of the Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Obesity in Adults

2021-01-13T15:34:18-05:00 January 11th, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: |

Obesity Canada is the country’s leading obesity registered charity association for health professionals, researchers, trainees and students, policy makers, and Canadians living with obesity.  In August 2020, Obesity Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Bariatric Surgeons and Physicians published [...]

What are you looking forward to over the holidays?

2020-12-22T14:55:48-05:00 December 22nd, 2020|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , , , |

Today’s post was prepared by Claudia Holody in collaboration with the OC-SNP National Executive Team. Claudia is a graduate student at the University of Alberta and current Communications Coordinator for the OC-SNP National Executive Team. With the holiday season coming up [...]

Applications now open: Director, School of Health Studies, Western University

2021-01-06T10:35:13-05:00 December 21st, 2020|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , , |

Applications are invited for the position of Director, School of Health Studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences. The School of Health Studies was established in 2009, a natural evolution from its roots in an undergraduate Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) [...]

Recruiting for the OC-SNP Video Series “From Grad School and Beyond”

2020-11-20T13:17:46-05:00 November 20th, 2020|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , , , , |

Today’s post comes from Malcolm Snow. Malcolm recently completed his BSc in the Department of Psychology at Memorial University of Newfoundland. He is also the current Finance Coordinator of the OC-SNP National Executive. In addition to acting as Finance Coordinator for [...]

Take our survey! Patient Experiences With Obesity Treatment: Saxenda

2020-11-06T18:16:34-05:00 November 6th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

With the recent publication of new Clinical Practice Guidelines for obesity, a few things have become very clear.  First, obesity is a chronic disease, characterized by excess or abnormal adipose tissue that impairs health.  It is a disease that negatively impacts [...]

What it’s like to grow up in a larger body: A letter to parents

2020-11-06T15:07:58-05:00 November 6th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

Dear Parents, Fat. Chubby. Overweight. Too big.  How do you feel when you read those words?  We know that many parents worry about their children’s weight. Our parents did. You see, we grew up in larger bodies. But sometimes, we felt [...]

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