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Government of Canada Partners with the CHEO Research Institute to Improve Maternal Health
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Posted in Awards, Featured Posts on 31 July 2015
Stats: 112 views and No Comments Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced funding for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute for a project that will help improve the health of expectant mothers and their unborn children. Through the Multi-sectoral Partnerships Approach to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease initiative,… [read more]
HALOites Attend 10th Annual Obesity Summer Boot Camp
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Posted in Events on 30 July 2015
Stats: 84 views and No Comments PhD students Taru Manyanga and Jessica McNeil — along with HALO alumni Mike Borghese — were recently in Kananaskis to attend the 10th Annual Obesity Summer Boot Camp. The boot camp is a course where attendees learn about interdisciplinary obesity research and practice from leading experts.… [read more]
Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput Receives CIHR Grant to Launch the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network
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Posted in Grants on 29 July 2015
Stats: 96 views and No Comments Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput (co-chair of the Pediatric Committee) and his colleagues across Canada recently received a grant from CIHR to launch the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network ($4,000,000 over 5 years). The Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN) will bring together the research community with partner organizations in order to… [read more]
Direct and Self-Reported Measures of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviours by Weight Status in School-Aged Children
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Posted in Publications on 28 July 2015
Stats: 92 views and No Comments HALO Alumnus Dr. Stella Muthuri is lead author on a paper, “Direct and self-reported measures of physical activity and sedentary behaviours by weight status in school-aged children: results from ISCOLE-Kenya,” that was recently published in the Annals of Human Biology. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below.… [read more]
Dr. Richard Larouche Makes Presentation in London, England
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Posted in Presentations on 27 July 2015
Stats: 95 views and No Comments Earlier in the month, Dr. Richard Larouche presented at the International Conference on Transport and Health in London (UK). The presentation was about the ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth as a knowledge translation strategy and focused more specifically on the active transportation grades over the… [read more]
Relationship between lifestyle behaviors and obesity in children ages 9-11: Results from a 12-country study
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Posted in Publications on 24 July 2015
Stats: 148 views and No Comments Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput, Dr. Vincent Onywera and Dr. Mark Tremblay are co-authors on a paper, “Relationship between lifestyle behaviors and obesity in children ages 9-11: Results from a 12-country study,” that was recently published in Obesity. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Katzmarzyk PT, Barreira TV,… [read more]
Dr. Katie Gunnell Appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Ottawa
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Posted in Appointments on 22 July 2015
Stats: 189 views and No Comments Dr. Katie Gunnell becomes an Adjunct Professor with the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. Her application to the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (FGPS) was also successful. Her appointment is for 3 years and she is now able to co-supervise Master’s and PhD students.… [read more]
FREE Physical Literacy and CAPL Workshop / Webinar Series
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Posted in Featured Posts on 21 July 2015
Stats: 177 views and No Comments Do you want to know how to assess the physical literacy of children 8 to 12 years of age in a valid and reliable way? Then this workshop/webinar series is for you! Through funding from the Trillium Foundation, HALO will be leading FREE training workshops and webinars on physical literacy… [read more]
Examining the Influence of a Text Message-Based Sleep and Physical Activity Intervention Among Young Adult Smokers in the United States
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Posted in Publications on 17 July 2015
Stats: 413 views and No Comments Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is an author on a paper, “Examining the influence of a text message-based sleep and physical activity intervention among young adult smokers in the United States,” that was recently published in BMC Public Health. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Filion AJ, Darlington… [read more]
Patterns of Movement Behaviors and Their Association with Overweight and Obesity in Youth
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Posted in Publications on 7 July 2015
Stats: 392 views and No Comments HALO affiliate investigator Dr. Valerie Carson is lead author on a paper, “Patterns of movement behaviors and their association with overweight and obesity in youth,” that was recently published in the International Journal of Public Health. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Carson V, Faulkner G,… [read more]