Today’s blog post comes from Claudia Holody. Claudia is a graduate student in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. She is also the current Communications Director of the OC-SNP National Executive.

Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, as always, the Obesity Canada Students and New Professionals National Executive strived to bring students and new professionals together through engaging online events and more. Here are some highlights from the OC-SNP 2020-2021 year as we start this new semester!

February 2021: Mentorship Webinar

A panel of incredible professionals in obesity research shared their experiences about being a mentor, their tips on how to approach a mentor in this new virtual world during the COVID-19 pandemic, and much more. Check out the event recording here!

March 2021: Pedometer/Odometer Challenge

From March 7th to March 13th, 2021, individuals competed on campuses across the country to get the most collective steps. We had participants from the University of Calgary, University of Alberta, Ryerson University, University of Toronto, and Laval University! See the results of the challenge here!

April 2021: OC-SNP Awards

In April, we recognized some of our amazing champions through OC-SNP awards. Check out winners of the Rising Star Award, the OC-SNP Champion Award and the Faculty Supervisor Award and more here!

June 2021: Infographics Competition

From June 1st to June 6th, 2021, OC-SNP social media followers voted for their favorite of three infographic finalists. See the beautiful infographics and the results of the competition here!

2020-2021: Welcome New OC-SNP Chapters! 

University of Calgary and University of Toronto Chapters started up just this year but offered so much to the OC-SNP community. Check out the U of C Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and the U of T Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for a look at what they did this past year.

2020-2021: Chapter Start-Up in Progress 

We’re excited to soon welcome McGill University and Brock University to the network of OC-SNP Chapters!

2021-2021: @OCSNPNational New Instagram

We started an Instagram account! Follow us here to keep up with all the goings on.

2020-2021: New FGSB Videos!

Throughout the year, OC-SNP brought you new From Grad School & Beyond Videos from professionals in obesity research. Check out the full playlist here!

We hope you were able to enjoy some of these events and celebrate these accomplishments with us! We’re wishing you all a safe and successful 2021-2022 Academic Year!

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