Concordia University Researchers Seek Participants in Montreal

2019-03-14T12:59:46+00:00 March 14th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: |

Concordia University is looking for participants living in Montreal for a research project. They are conducting a study on a new public health educational tool. Participants will answer questionnaires and participate in a focus group discussion. This one-time visit is open to [...]

Ask the Expert Issue #5: Dr. Jennifer Kuk Answers Your Questions on Exercise & Healthy Living

2019-03-14T12:20:40+00:00 March 14th, 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 Dr. Jennifer Kuk, a [...]

Feb/March ’19 Message from the Public Engagement Committee Chair – Lisa Schaffer

2019-03-14T10:28:37+00:00 March 14th, 2019|Categories: OC News|

The lead up to 6th Canadian Obesity Summit is in full swing! The Public Engagement Committee (PEC) is excited to be taking part throughout the conference program this year, sharing our experiences and being at the forefront with leading researchers and policy [...]

2019 OC-SNP National Pedometer Challenge: Monday, March 11th to Sunday, March 17th

2019-03-06T10:38:26+00:00 March 6th, 2019|Categories: OC News, SNP|Tags: , |

The OC-SNP Pedometer Challenge is back! This is a one-week long event, which aims to promote physical activity, networking, and of course some friendly competition between the CON-SNP chapters across Canada. The challenge will involve all interested chapters to recruit participants to [...]

StFX Student Chapter Launches Unique Training Program for Athletes with Disabilities

2019-03-06T10:16:33+00:00 March 6th, 2019|Categories: OC News, SNP|Tags: , |

by Kelsey Ellis The St. Francis Xavier University chapter of Obesity Canada Student and New Professional (OC-SNP) network is piloting a new, inclusive physical activity initiative called OneTeam. OneTeam features athletes with a disability who have demonstrated potential and a desire to [...]

Summit Distinguished Lecturer (April 23, 2019): Carbs, Calories or Quality: What Matters Most for Weight Control?

2019-02-15T10:55:35+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

Dr. Kevin Hall, Senior Investigator, National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD Fat makes you fat. Carbs make you fat. It’s as simple as calories in, calories out. The endless debates about putative dietary [...]

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 [...]

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