Obesity Research Training

Obesity Research Training2023-06-15T13:29:50-04:00
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Obesity Canada is pleased to announce the 2023 Canadian Obesity Research Training taking place at the Canadian Obesity Summit May 14-17 in Whistler, BC. This opportunity is an abbreviated, updated version of our extremely popular Obesity Boot Camps, and promises to be the “can’t miss” event of 2023!  

The Canadian Obesity Research Training is open to 15 MSc/PhD students and early career researchers (within 5 years of graduation). Attendees must be attending a Canadian university for their training or be employed at a Canadian research institution. The training will cover all aspects of obesity, ranging from epidemiology and public health to cell biology, energy regulation, clinical management and health policy. The program will consist of 6 hours of in person training during the Canadian Obesity Summit combined with supplemental online components occurring virtually before and after the conference.  

Successful applicants will receive the discounted student rate for registration to the 8th Canadian Obesity Summit, along with a travel grant for transportation and accommodation expenses at the conference (up to $2,000 CAD).  

Space is limited.

Requirements for Applications. 

  1. Completed application form
  2. Letter of recommendation from your supervisor (or employer in the case of new professionals).
  3. Copy of your curriculum vitae.
  4. 1 single-spaced page summary of your research interests, and a brief explanation of what you hope to get out of the boot camp.

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm MST Wednesday, March 15, 2023 


May 14, 2023

May 17, 2023


Obesity Canada


Fairmont, Whistler, British Columbia

During the 8th Canadian Obesity Summit

Call for applications has closed.


  • Dr. Sanjeev Sockalingam, Vice Chair and Professor of Psychiatry at University of Toronto & Vice President of Education at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
  •  Dr. Andre Tchernof, Professor from Laval University specializing in human metabolism and physiology of adipose tissue & Director of the Cardiometabolic Health, Diabetes and Obesity (CMDO) Research Network
  • Dr. Sarah Nutter, Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at University of Victoria specializing in weight stigma, body image and eating disorders.
  • Dr. Taniya Nagpal, Assistant Professor in Kinesiology at University of Alberta specializing in health-related stigma, exercise and pregnancy. 
  • Dr. Mary Forhan, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy at University of Toronto and Scientific Director of Obesity Canada. 
  • Dr. Ian Patton, Director of Advocacy and Public Engagement for Obesity Canada, patient advocate and Adjunct Faculty in the School of Kinesiology at York University. 

For more information contact us

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