Volunteerism: 3 reasons to join the Obesity Canada Students and New Professionals

2020-09-16T12:17:13-04:00 July 8th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Today’s post comes from Nadia Browne. Nadia is a Registered Dietitian and a PhD candidate in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. She is also the Outgoing Vice-Chair of the OC-SNP National Executive. Since becoming a member [...]

From Grad School and Beyond: Dr. Kristen Reilly

2020-06-29T18:10:51-04:00 June 29th, 2020|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , , , , , |

Kristen Reilly has been involved with Obesity Canada for over six years, including serving on the OC-SNP National Executive as National Chapter Representative (2018-19) and Special Events Coordinator (2019-20). She obtained her Master of Public Health from the University of Guelph [...]

Practical Approaches to Obesity Management – Queen’s University Research Team Shines Light on CPD about Obesity 

2020-03-02T14:07:03-05:00 March 2nd, 2020|Categories: Obesity in the News|Tags: , , |

Members of the research team pictured: Dr. Boris Zevin, Dr. Nancy Dalgarno, Dr. David Barber, Ms. Rachael Morkem, Ms. Mary Martin   Members of the research team not pictured: Dr. Robyn Houlden, Mr. Eleftherios Soleas, Dr. Richard van Wylick, Ms. Lynn Roberts  [...]

Supporting the Obesity Research Community

2019-10-01T08:24:51-04:00 September 30th, 2019|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

To learn more about how Obesity Canada can be a knowledge translation partner for your research project, contact us: info@obesitynetwork.ca Research and clinical prac­tice has made gains in understanding the complexity of the obesity, but a great deal of work remains, particularly [...]

6th Canadian Obesity Summit: Late-Breaking Call for Abstracts Closed – REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

2019-02-15T13:10:59-05:00 January 8th, 2019|Categories: OC Events, OC News|Tags: , , , , , , |

There is still time to submit an abstract to the 6th Canadian Obesity Summit, a truly unique, multidisciplinary conference. It only happens every other year, so submit your research by January 31, 2019! Also, registration is now open at the Westin Ottawa. [...]

The Trouble Growing Up: Report from the 7th Conference on Recent Advances in Childhood Obesity

2018-12-10T14:41:53-05:00 December 10th, 2018|Categories: Obesity in the News|Tags: , , , , |

OC patient advocate Brenndon Goodman discusses his participation in the 7th Conference on Recent Advances in Childhood Obesity and the difficulties transitioning from paediatric care to adult primary care.   From October 24th to the 27th 2018, I had the honor of [...]

Scientist Spotlight #1: Angela Alberga, PhD

2018-09-06T15:42:00-04:00 September 6th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

Obesity Canada works with some of Canada’s best and brightest minds working in obesity research, treatment, policy and other areas. Together, we are working to improve the lives of Canadians living with obesity. Watch for more profiles coming soon. Dr. Angela Alberga [...]

Research Updates: Weight Bias Research: Moving beyond raising awareness and creating change!

2018-07-10T21:37:33-04:00 July 10th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , |

Weight Bias Research: Moving beyond raising awareness and creating change! Weight bias is defined as negative attitudes toward and beliefs about others because of their weight. Weight bias is manifested through stereotypes and/or prejudice toward people with overweight and obesity. Ultimately, the [...]

6th Canadian Student Obesity Meeting Abstract Winners

2018-11-09T12:51:35-05:00 June 27th, 2018|Categories: OC Events, SNP|Tags: , , , |

The 6th Canadian Student Obesity Meeting (COSM) was a big hit at Western University in London, Ontario last week. The biennial conference – run by Obesity Canada’s Student and New Professional initiative (OC-SNP) and a local organizing committee – attracted more than [...]

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