Posted in Presentations on 18 June 2013
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HALO researchers Richard Larouche and Mark Tremblay were involved in four presentations at the Canadian Public Health Association Annual Conference held in Ottawa June 9-12. The presentations are listed below with more details available at www.cpha.ca/en/conferences/conf2013.aspx.
Tremblay MS. Public-Private Partnerships: Principles for Responsible Partnerships – thinking it through. Canadian Public… [read more]
Posted in Featured Articles, Publications on 17 June 2013
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A group of HALO researchers including Allana LeBlanc, Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput, Allison McFarlane, Dr. Rachel Colley, Dr. David Thivel, and Dr. Mark Tremblay along with their colleagues authored a paper, “Active Video Games and Health Indicators in Children and Youth: A Systematic Review,” that was recently published in PLoS One.… [read more]
Posted in Media Coverage on 17 June 2013
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One of Dr. Kristi Adamo’s research studies, “Activity Begins in Childhood,” was recently profiled in an article titled, “Getting kids to move is as easy as learning their ABCs,” from the June 6th edition of the Ottawa Citizen.
From the article:
The early years have been identified as a critical… [read more]
Posted in Publications on 14 June 2013
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Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput co-authored a paper, “Adaptive thermogenesis can make a difference in the ability of obese individuals to lose body weight,” that was recently published in the International Journal of Obesity. A summary of the paper and citation details are below.
Tremblay A, Royer MM, Chaput JP, Doucet E. … [read more]
Posted in Training on 13 June 2013
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PhD student Cynthia Colapinto (on far right in above photo with fellow Canadian trainees Amy Metcalfe [centre] and Heather Ramshaw) has completed the Training Program on Surveillance and Prevention of Birth Defects and Preterm Birth at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. This course is organized by the International Clearinghouse… [read more]
Posted in Meetings on 12 June 2013
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Mark Tremblay was in Glasgow, Scotland last week to assist in setting up Active Healthy Kids Scotland, and to develop the first Active Healthy Kids Scotland Report Card – based on the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card.… [read more]
Posted in Awards on 11 June 2013
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Congratulations to PhD student Travis Saunders on receiving a Post-doctoral Fellowship from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada to continue his training at Dalhousie University in Halifax with Dr. Chris Blanchard later this year.
Travis plans to defend his doctoral dissertation this summer.… [read more]
Posted in Media Coverage on 10 June 2013
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PhD student Richard Larouche wrote an editorial on cycling infrastructure, “Un réseau cyclable à mettre à niveau,” that was published last week in Le Droit.
From the editorial:
Je suis d’accord avec Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin comme quoi la Ville de Gatineau – tout comme Ottawa d’ailleurs – doit en faire davantage… [read more]
Posted in Presentations on 9 June 2013
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In collaboration with KIDS-CAN Research Alliance partners, Stella Muthuri and Mark Tremblay were involved in presentations at the Ghana Physical Education and Sport Think Tank and Exercise Medicine Ghana Annual Conference in Accra, Ghana. Details of the presentations are provided below.
Wachira LJ, Muthuri SK, Onywera VO, Tremblay MS. The… [read more]
Posted in Announcements, Featured Articles, Partnerships on 8 June 2013
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As part of the KIDS-CAN (Kenyan International Development Study – Canadian Activity Needs Research Alliance), in 2007 HALO signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya, committing to work together to preserve and enhance the health and wellness of children in each country through research and training… [read more]