Obesity Canada Student and New Professionals: Executive Annual Elections Now Open

2019-06-07T15:10:55+00:00 June 7th, 2019|Categories: OC News, SNP|Tags: , , , , |

You have heard it here before: being on the OC-SNP National Executive is an incredibly rewarding experience. We polled our past and present OC-SNP National Executives and the results speak for themselves: 100% of the respondents said they would recommend joining the [...]

Post Doctoral Position in Bariatric Care and Rehabilitation: University of Alberta

2019-05-27T09:45:41+00:00 May 27th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: |

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN BARIATRIC CARE AND REHABILITATION Bariatric Care and Rehabilitation Research Group The Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta is offering a postdoctoral position in obesity management, bariatric care and health service design [...]

OC Parliamentary Reception a Success

2019-05-23T15:22:38+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|Categories: OC News, Policy|Tags: , , , , , |

On April 29, 2019 Obesity Canada representatives were on Parliament Hill to meet with members of parliament and advocate on behalf of individuals living with obesity for increased access to treatment and recognition of obesity as a chronic disease.  In total, OC [...]

Applying a Weight Bias Lens to Public Health Policies

2019-05-29T12:03:14+00:00 May 23rd, 2019|Categories: OC News, Policy, Weight Bias|Tags: , , , , , , |

Weight bias, weight stigma and weight-based discrimination affect people of all ages and across settings, including in schools, at home, workplaces, healthcare systems and in popular media. Current narratives around obesity may contribute to weight bias by oversimplifying the causes of obesity [...]

10th Learning Retreat on the Principles and Practice of Interdisciplinary Obesity Management: October 10 & 11, 2019

2019-05-21T15:30:11+00:00 May 16th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

October 10 & 11, 2019 Toronto, ON An intensive educational experience with a strong emphasis on the practical aspects of obesity management and the role of the dietitian in inter-professional bariatric care. This certification will build knowledge in the areas of: [...]

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