TOPS New Investigator Research Award: Application Deadline December 21, 2018

2018-11-30T15:50:16+00:00 November 26th, 2018|Categories: Awards, OC Events|Tags: , , |

Mary Forhan with TOPS from the 2017 TOPS award presentation. 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 [...]

Obesity Week Student Travel Award Winners

2018-12-04T21:16:41+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , |

Congratulations to Matthew Nelder, Stephanie Nishi, and Zhila Semnami-Azad (left to right), who are the winners of the Obesity Canada Student Travel Award to attend Obesity Week in Nashville, Tennessee. Obesity Week is an interdisciplinary international event which focuses on the science, [...]

Obesity Education Day for Healthcare Providers: Oakville, ON November 10th!

2018-11-14T16:49:03+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , |

It is with great pleasure we invite you to Obesity Education Day, which will focus on the latest research on obesity management and its complications. Guest Speakers: Dr. Sandy Van - CBT for weight management Dr. Sean Wharton - Future of Obesity medicine - [...]

The 5As Team Training Workshop: A collaborative approach to obesity prevention and management

2018-10-02T17:58:24+00:00 October 2nd, 2018|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , , |

Following this workshop, learners will be able to: • Identify obesity as a chronic disease • Support patients to understand how their comorbidities and personal context are related to their obesity management • Apply the 5As of Obesity Management in interdisciplinary team [...]

The Fight to End Sizeism: History of the Manitoba Bill to Amend to Human Rights Code

2018-10-01T18:34:24+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , , , , |

Today’s post is by Lindsey Mazur, Registered Dietitian, master’s student and founder of Manitobans Against Weight Stigma. You can connect with Lindsey on Twitter at @HAESRD.   Sizeism, or discrimination based on physical size and weight, is a human rights issue with [...]

The Right to Be Treated: Overcoming Bias & Discrimination in Obesity Care

2018-10-01T17:52:21+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , , , |

Please join Obesity Canada in Winnipeg on October 15 as they host Drs. Arya Sharma, Mary Forhan and Ian Patton. Monday, October 15, 2018 6:30-8:30 CDT Canadian Museum for Human Rights 85 Israel Asper Way RSVP is required for this event. 

Congratulations: 7th Childhood Obesity Conference Student Travel Awards

2018-10-03T14:30:45+00:00 September 21st, 2018|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , , |

It is our great pleasure to announce the winners of the 7th Childhood Obesity Conference Student Travel Awards. This year's competition was extremely competitive, however only the following applicants have been selected by the committee: Lisa Tang Alexa Ferdinands Megan Lamb Kavitha [...]

Meet the Obesity Canada – Montreal Local Chapter! 

2018-11-28T14:11:14+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , , , |

Meet the Obesity Canada - Montreal Local Chapter! Angela Alberga Dr. Angela Alberga is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Applied Physiology at Concordia University. Her current research program focuses on understanding how societal, school and other institutional factors influence [...]

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