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 [...]

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 [...]

CANCELLED: Edmonton Event; April 25, 2020 – The 5As Team approach to helping your patients living with obesity

2020-03-16T10:33:23+00:00 March 5th, 2020|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , , , , |

Due to the recommendations surrounding COVID19, this event will be cancelled. Our Challenge: Over 14 million Canadians live with obesity, a major driver for chronic diseases. Managing obesity is hampered by misinformation about its complexity and chronicity, which results in unrealistic expectations [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Attend The 2020 Canadian Obesity Student Meeting

2019-12-03T16:23:50+00:00 December 3rd, 2019|Categories: COSM|Tags: , , , , |

Today’s post comes from Taniya S. Nagpal. Taniya is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at The University of Ottawa. She is also the current outgoing OC-SNP Chair of the OC-SNP National Executive. Every other year, Obesity Canada hosts the Canadian Obesity Student Meeting [...]

Nike Released Plus Size Mannequins and the Internet Couldn’t Handle It

2019-11-18T12:50:03+00:00 November 18th, 2019|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. The plus size retail experience happens in obscure, [...]

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