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.
Three Easy Ways to Join Obesity Canada in Supporting Obesity Care Week 2021! Obesity Care Week (OCW) is an annual awareness week dedicated to raise awareness, educate and advocate for a better world for people living with obesity. Obesity Care Week 2021 will take place [...]
Today’s member profile comes from Dr. Geoff Ball, Geoff DC Ball, PhD, RD is Professor and Associate Chair (Research), Department of Pediatrics of Alberta Health Services Chair in Obesity Research Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta, and Director, Pediatric Centre for Weight & [...]
Today’s blog comes from Rebecca Christensen. Rebecca is a PhD Candidate in Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health. In addition, she is currently the Out-Going Vice-Chair on the OC-SNP National Executive. The experience of being a mentor can be exceedingly rewarding. You [...]
Today’s member profile comes from Dr. Helena Piccinini-Vallis MD PhD CCFP FCFP, Associate Professor and Clinician Researcher at the Department of Family Medicine, and Cross-appointment with Obstetrics and Gynecology, Interim Research Director, Department of Family Medicine at the Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada Dr. Piccinini-Vallis sits on the Executive [...]
Work continues on updating clinical practice guideline for managing pediatric obesity in Canada. To inform the guideline, we're carrying out five literature reviews on topics related to the effectiveness of obesity management using interventions that focus on (1) behavioural, (2) pharmacotherapeutic, and (3) surgical approaches. These reviews [...]
Venant de Lyon, France, j’ai rejoint l’Université Laval, Québec, en septembre 2019 pour un stage postdoctoral. Après avoir terminé mon diplôme en médecine en psychiatrie et mon doctorat en neurosciences, j’ai souhaité étendre mes études dans le domaine de la nutrition et de l’obésité. J’ai [...]
Mark Your Calendars! Obesity Care Week, organized by our partners at the Obesity Action Coalition, is set for February 28th – March 6th, 2021 and each day is dedicated to a specific topic to highlight issues impacting people with obesity: February 28th: Launch Day March [...]
Today’s post was prepared by Claudia Holody in collaboration with the OC-SNP National Executive Team. Claudia is a graduate student at the University of Alberta and the current Communications Coordinator for the OC-SNP National Executive Team. Happy New Year! With the 2021 year in full [...]
Today’s member profile comes from Dr. Sara Kirk, PhD, Professor of Health Promotion and Scientific Director of the Healthy Populations Institute, Dalhousie University, Canada. Dr. Kirk is Chair on the Weight Bias & Stigma Committee. I am a Professor of Health Promotion and Scientific Director [...]
By Kate Smith, Communication Coordinator, The UpLift Partnership and Sarah Moore, Scholar, the Healthy Populations Institute A researcher at Dalhousie University’s Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) has been busy capturing the experiences of children, families, and communities as they adjust to living with COVID-19 and the challenges [...]