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Conceptual Critique of Canada’s Physical Literacy Assessment Instruments Also Misses the Mark

HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay and HALO Scientist Dr. Patricia Longmuir are authors on a letter to the editor titled, “Conceptual Critique of Canada’s Physical Literacy Assessment Instruments Also Misses the Mark,” that was recently published in Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science. Citation details are below. Tremblay MS, Longmuir PE. Conceptual Critique of Canada’s Physical Literacy Assessment Instruments Also Misses the Mark. Meas Phys Educ Exerc Sci. 2017; 21:174-176....

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Canadian Agility and Movement Skill Assessment (CAMSA): Validity, Objectivity, and Reliability Evidence for Children 8–12 Years of Age

HALO Scientist Dr. Patricia Longmuir is lead author on a paper, “Canadian Agility and Movement Skill Assessment (CAMSA): Validity, objectivity, and reliability evidence for children 8–12 years of age,” that was recently published in the Journal of Sport and Health Science. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Patricia E. Longmuir, Charles Boyer, Meghann Lloyd, Michael M. Borghese, Emily Knight, Travis J. Saunders, Elena Boiarskaia, Weimo Zhu, Mark S. Tremblay. Canadian Agility and Movement Skill Assessment (CAMSA): Validity, objectivity, and reliability evidence for children 8–12 years of age. Journal of Sport and Health Science 6 (2017) 231–240....

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HALO Wins the First Annual Munter Cup

CHEO’s Respiratory Therapy Department organized the 1st Annual Munter Cup 6 vs 6 co-ed staff ball hockey tournament, which took place in the CHEO parking lot from 4-8pm on Thursday, June 29th. HALO put together a team and played 7 games in 4 hours with constant rain the entire time. The HALO team won all of their round-robin games, and won the championship game 1-0. Congratulations,...

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Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput Makes 3 Presentations in Denmark

HALO Scientist Dr. Jean-Philipee Chaput gave 3 lectures in Denmark as part of the University of Copenhagen’s annual conference on Lifestyle, Obesity, and Metabolic Research: Keynote Lecture: The creeping sleepidemic: interactions among sleep, sedentary behaviour, physical activity and obesity. Master Class: Widespread misconceptions about obesity. Debate: Future of research on obesity prevention and management. The conference was a huge success with over 250...

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About HALO

The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) was established in 2007 in response to the escalating obesity crisis and the increasing complexity of related co-morbidities. Today the HALO team consists of 17 staff (including 6 researchers), a childhood obesity clinical team (Centre for Healthy Active Living), 17 graduate students, and many community volunteers. Since its inception in 2007, HALO has received over $12 million in research funding; produced more than 520 peer-reviewed publications; has given more than 980 scholarly presentations locally, nationally and internationally; and secured more than 1.3 billion media impressions!

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