Victoria Chapter

Victoria Chapter 2019-05-28T13:10:21+00:00

Welcome to the Victoria chapter of Obesity Canada!

Get excited, and get in on the ground level.  Just like for Obesity Canada, OC-Victoria is free and open to any health practitioner, researcher, policy maker, person affected by obesity or other professional working in obesity or a related area, who is a member of Obesity Canada.

We look forward to many exciting new opportunities to network, learn, build partnerships, and improve strategies to address, prevent, and treat obesity in Victoria.

You can connect with us by emailing us at!

Chair – Elena Muratova
Co-Chair – Carla Beer-Carpenter
Secretary – Cathy Moen
Treasurer – Carol Dover
Social Media Coordinator – Christine Simpson
If you are interested in joining the local Victoria chapter, please email us at

2020 Spring Fling Event: Public event in Toronto, Ontario

Obesity Canada is partnering with the Central Ontario Weight Loss Surgery Support Group for the Spring Fling hosted by the Central Ontario Weight loss Surgery Group. When: May 29 - 31, 2020 Where: Toronto Marriott Markham (170 Enterprise Blvd. Markham, ON) To register click here!  [...]

February 26th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

Obesity Canada: Call for Board of Directors Nominations

As a member of Obesity Canada (OC), you have the privilege of nominating yourself or other members to serve on the Board of Directors. We invite you to submit yourself or to recommend someone who you think would be a great leader or contributor to [...]

February 24th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Pseudotumeur cérébrale: la maladie invisible qui m’a presque rendu aveugle

L’article de blogue d’aujourd’hui à été rédigé par Victoria Tokarz. Victoria est une étudiante au doctorat dans le département de physiologie à l’Université de Toronto. Elle est également la coordinatrice des finances du comité exécutif national d’OC-ENP. « Vous allez devenir aveugle », a expliqué [...]

February 10th, 2020|Categories: SNP|

Pseudotumor Cerebri: The Invisible Illness that Almost Made Me Go Blind

Today’s post comes from Victoria Tokarz. Victoria is a PhD candidate in the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto. She is also the current Financial Director of the OC-SNP National Executive “You’re going to go blind,” explained the on-call neurologist in the dimly [...]

February 10th, 2020|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , |

How to Grow Personally and Professionally Through Mentorship

Today’s post comes from Joyla Furlano. Joyla is a 3rd year PhD Candidate in Neuroscience at Western University (London, Ontario). She is also the current Chapter Representative of the OC-SNP National Executive. Mentorship occurs when a more experienced or knowledgeable person provides advice, support, or [...]

February 7th, 2020|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , , |

Toronto: The High-Risk Patient, with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Join the Obesity Canada GTA Chapter (OC-GTA) for a fascinating look at the correlation between fatty liver and obesity – and how to diagnose and manage patients who develop NAFLD and NASH.  Hear from a patient who experienced significant liver damage when his weight reached [...]

February 7th, 2020|Categories: Local Chapters|Tags: , , |

8th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity; November 2-4 2020

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of prevention and management of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 8th Conference will focus on connecting research, policy and practice to enhance effective interventions targeting multiple populations and settings. This conference aims to better [...]

January 24th, 2020|Categories: Obesity in the News|Tags: , , , |

Why are there higher rates of Obesity in Children with ASD?

Today’s post comes from Khushmol Dhaliwal. Khushmol is a graduate student in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. She is also the current Recruitment Director of the OC-SNP National Executive. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is among the most common developmental disorders, with [...]

January 22nd, 2020|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , |