Greg Traversy Awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarship and University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship
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[23 Apr 2015| No Comment] M.Sc. candidate Greg Traversy (advisor: Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput) recently received notification that he will be the recipient of an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) as well as an Excellence scholarship from the University of Ottawa. The OGS is for full-time graduate students at the master’s or doctoral levels and provides $5,000… [read more]
Identifying Children’s Nocturnal Sleep Using 24-Hour Waist Accelerometry
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[21 Apr 2015| No Comment] Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput and Dr. Geneviève Leduc are co-authors on a paper, “Identifying Children’s Nocturnal Sleep Using 24-h Waist Accelerometry,” that was recently published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Barreira TV, Schuna JM Jr, Mire EF, Katzmarzyk… [read more]
Dr. Richard Larouche Makes Presentation in Washington, DC
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[20 Apr 2015| No Comment] Dr. Richard Larouche presented his research in a joint conference of the Transportation Research Board and the American College of Sports Medicine at the National Academies of Science in Washington, DC. The conference “Moving Active Transportation to Higher Ground: Opportunities for Accelerating the Assessment of Health Impacts” brought together researchers… [read more]
HALO Researcher Makes Presentation in Australia
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[15 Apr 2015| No Comment] On April 13th, PhD student Justin Lang presented at the 2015 ACHPER (Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation) conference in Adelaide, South Australia. Justin’s presentation was titled “Feasibility of the CAPL obstacle course to assess movement skill proficiency in children.”  … [read more]
Dr. Katie Gunnell Makes Presentation at CHEORI Education Seminar Series
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[14 Apr 2015| No Comment] On April 10th, Dr. Katie Gunnell gave a presentation at the CHEO Research Institute Education Seminar Series. The title of her presentation was “Psychological mechanisms of change and their impact on physical activity and well-being: Practical implications and considerations for analyzing change” and the learning objectives were: Understand the theoretical… [read more]

// Report Cards

Canadian Kids Need to be Active Throughout the Day, in Every Way
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[20 May 2014| No Comment] French Release OTTAWA (ONTARIO) MAY 20, 2014 – The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) supports the 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, released today by Active Healthy Kids Canada and its strategic partners, ParticipACTION and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research… [read more]

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Kenya Releases Their 2014 Report Card On The Physical Activity and Body Weight Of Children And Youth
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[7 Apr 2014| No Comment] Kenya’s 2014 Report Card on the Physical Activity and Body Weight of Children and Youth was released by Dr.Vincent Onywera (a former visiting scholar to HALO and member of the KIDS-CAN Research Alliance) on Friday 4th April 2014 at 10:00 a.m at Kenyatta University, Kenya. The colorful ceremony was graced… [read more]

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The Development of the Canadian 24 Hour Movement Behaviour Guidelines for Children and Youth
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[12 Dec 2014| No Comment] The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), in partnership with HALO, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Conference Board of Canada are leading the development of the Canadian 24 Hour Movement Behaviour Guidelines for Children and Youth. Twenty-nine researchers and knowledge users came from all corners of the… [read more]

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Children Four and Under Should Move More, Sit Less and Avoid Screens
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[27 Mar 2012| No Comment] Click here to read the French release. TORONTO (ONTARIO) March 27, 2012 – Children aged four and under should move more and sit less every day as recommended by the first-ever Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for the Early Years. All children aged one to four should accumulate… [read more]

// Awards

Greg Traversy Awarded Ontario Graduate Scholarship and University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship
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[23 Apr 2015| No Comment] M.Sc. candidate Greg Traversy (advisor: Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput) recently received notification that he will be the recipient of an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) as well as an Excellence scholarship from the University of Ottawa. The OGS is for full-time graduate students at the master’s or doctoral levels and provides $5,000… [read more]

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Hélène Sinclair Awarded Member of Excellence Status with the International Association of Administrative Professionals for 6th Consecutive Year
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[27 Mar 2015| No Comment] Congratulations to HALOite Hélène Sinclair, CAP-OM-TA, on meeting the Pathways to Excellence requirements and becoming a Member of Excellence with the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) for the sixth consecutive year.  … [read more]