CANCELLED: Canadian Obesity Student Meeting (COSM)

2020-03-18T15:58:14+00:00 March 18th, 2020|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , , , , , , |

Obesity Canada (OC) supports widespread efforts to maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have indefinitely cancelled all travel and in-person meetings for our staff and volunteers, and staff are being supported to work from home. Uncertainty about when the [...]

COVID-19 and the Canadian Obesity Student Meeting (COSM) 2020 planning continues…

2020-03-12T11:43:34+00:00 March 11th, 2020|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , , , , , |

Obesity Canada and the York University local organizing committee is continuing preparations for the COSM 2020 Toronto, ON conference 17th-19th of June, 2020 and have no immediate plans to cancel or postpone the event. We will continue to monitor the situation [...]

Obesity Canada recommendations regarding Coronavirus

2020-04-01T13:10:05+00:00 March 11th, 2020|Categories: covid-19, OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We are aware of the concerns raised by the Coronavirus outbreak (also known as COVID-19), and our thoughts are with everyone who has been directly affected. The health and wellbeing of our members is of utmost importance. Recommendations from the Centres [...]

Call for Abstracts for the Canadian Obesity Student Meeting – Submission Deadline March 23, 2020

2020-03-12T11:20:51+00:00 March 11th, 2020|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , , , |

A call for abstract submissions is open for the Canadian Obesity Student Meeting. Obesity Canada in partnership with York University and the University of Alberta will convene the 7th Canadian Obesity Student Meeting on June 17-19, 2020 in Toronto, ON. COSM [...]

Pseudotumor Cerebri: The Invisible Illness that Almost Made Me Go Blind

2020-02-10T10:48:27+00:00 February 10th, 2020|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , |

Today’s post comes from Victoria Tokarz. Victoria is a PhD candidate in the Department of Physiology at the University of Toronto. She is also the current Financial Director of the OC-SNP National Executive “You’re going to go blind,” explained the on-call [...]

How to Grow Personally and Professionally Through Mentorship

2020-02-10T10:26:34+00:00 February 7th, 2020|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , , |

Today’s post comes from Joyla Furlano. Joyla is a 3rd year PhD Candidate in Neuroscience at Western University (London, Ontario). She is also the current Chapter Representative of the OC-SNP National Executive. Mentorship occurs when a more experienced or knowledgeable person [...]

Why are there higher rates of Obesity in Children with ASD?

2020-01-22T14:25:56+00:00 January 22nd, 2020|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , |

Today’s post comes from Khushmol Dhaliwal. Khushmol is a graduate student in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. She is also the current Recruitment Director of the OC-SNP National Executive. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is among the most [...]

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