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.
Today’s post comes from Laura Vergeer. Laura is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. She is also the current Chair of the OC-SNP National Executive. As another summer comes to an end, it’s time to bring in [...]
Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Primary Care. The appointment will be career stream at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Primary Care, in this context, refers to first contact and continuing care for [...]
We did it! The OC-Calgary Chapter completed our first fundraising race! The event was a great success with our local chapter raising over $1000! When it comes to raising awareness for individuals living with obesity every dollar counts, and the 2019 Scotiabank marathon was a [...]
The Obesity Society will hold its 37th Annual Meeting at ObesityWeekSM — an international scientific conference — bringing together world-renowned experts in the field of obesity. This year’s meeting will take place Nov. 3–7, 2019, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV. ObesityWeek 2019 will feature scientific [...]
REGISTER HERE Overview Do you deliver primary care to patients living with obesity? 6 million Canadians are living with obesity, yet many healthcare professionals feel uncomfortable managing this chronic condition. During this SCOPE-accredited program leaders from our own professional communities will present the most [...]
Obesity has become a global epidemic, with rates increasing dramatically in the last few decades. Despite the attention obesity has been gaining in the past years, the link between obesity and cancer remains under-recognized. Researchers believe that obesity will soon overtake tobacco as the leading [...]
Disclaimer: Obesity Canada receives unrestricted educational grants from companies who research, manufacture and/or market obesity treatments in Canada and other jurisdictions. Obesity is a chronic disease (defined as when excess weight or fat impairs health). Just like diabetes and other chronic diseases, obesity results from a [...]
by Ian Patton Last week, a story broke on social media that caught my attention, about how individuals living in larger bodies experience messaging about exercise and activity. The insulting body-shaming text from a fitness advertisement that appeared next to the story read, “This summer, do [...]
by Melody Harding On a brisk evening in Autumn 1999, my dad and step-mother took me to Sears to find my first underwire bra. I wandered shamefully through the aisles, trying to understand this new development. After trying probably 15 to 20 different styles, we settled [...]
by Kelly Moen It was a family affair. We were asked to talk about what life is like parenting while living with obesity. My wife and I flew out to Copenhagen to speak at Novo Nordisk's DEEPtalk program about parenting when living with obesity. I didn't [...]