Join the JSGS Population Health Policy Lab and Conduct Cutting-Edge Active Living Research

2019-02-15T09:57:24+00:00 February 7th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

The Population Health Policy Laboratory (PHPL) at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the Universities of Regina and Saskatchewan is seeking competitive applications for Masters, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral degrees from candidates interested in conducting cutting-edge active living research using [...]

A Note on Professional Membership in Obesity Canada & Related Conference Discounts

2019-02-04T15:26:15+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: |

Signing up for our professional newsletter replaces the more formal membership structure in place when Obesity Canada was known as the Canadian Obesity Network. If you were a professional member of the Canadian Obesity Network, your information was not transferred automatically to the Obesity [...]

6th Canadian Obesity Summit Plenary Speakers Vol. 1: A Who’s-Who in Obesity

2019-02-19T13:16:25+00:00 January 30th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , |

Planning is picking up steam for the 6th Canadian Obesity Summit. Below, check out some of the dozens of plenary speakers and talks we will be featuring in Ottawa this April! As usual, it is a stellar lineup of leading Canadian [...]

UAlberta: Young People (Aged 13-18) with Obesity Needed for Interviews in Research Study About Weight Bias

2019-01-29T11:02:03+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

We are doing a study about weight bias experiences of young people with obesity. Weight bias is when people are treated unfairly because of their body size. We want to better understand how weight bias happens, so that we can find effective [...]

The Numbers Are In: Toronto Waterfront Marathon Fundraiser a Success!

2019-01-24T12:47:12+00:00 January 24th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

In October 2018 Obesity Canada fielded a team of runners and walkers participate in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon weekend, with participants in the 5k, half marathon and marathon. We are thrilled to announce that our first attempt at this type of [...]

Ask the Expert Issue #4: Answers to Your Questions from Behavioural Expert Dr. Michael Vallis

2019-01-24T11:45:17+00:00 January 24th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Our Ask an Expert series is your opportunity to engage with world-class obesity experts at Obesity Canada.  Each month, we will solicit questions for some of Canada’s top researchers and health professionals to answer. This month, it's month’s it is Dr. Michael Vallis, a [...]

Ask the Expert Issue #4: Dr. Jennifer Kuk on Exercise and Healthy Lifestyle

2019-01-24T11:14:59+00:00 January 24th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

Each month, we connect you with some of Canada's top experts  leading the way obesity research, treatment and prevention. Submit your questions to Dr. Jennifer Kuk, a kinesiologist specializing in exercise, activity, health and lifestyle behaviors. Selected questions will be answered in [...]

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