Evan Turner
MSc student


H.B.Sc. in Human Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Toronto

Research Program

M.Sc. Health Sciences, Carleton University

Thesis Topic

SUNRISE Pilot Study: Canadian Surveillance study of Movement Behaviours in the Early Years


Research Interests

  • Global 24 Hour Movement Guidelines
  • Movement behaviours and development
  • The Early Years


Evan completed his HBSc at the University of Toronto with a double major in Human Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology. Through his work as a volunteer and research student at the SickKids Team Obesity Management Program, Evan developed a passion and appreciation for the importance of the early prevention of childhood obesity. Evan joined HALO as a summer student in 2018, where he contributed to multiple international studies on the physical activity of children and youth. Evan is currently completing his MSc at Carleton University under the supervision of Dr. Mark Tremblay, where his research is focused on a pilot study evaluating the prevalence of young Canadian children who are meeting the WHO’s 24 hour movement guidelines for the early years. On his own time, Evan can be found playing and coaching sports, reading, trying new foods, and enjoying the outdoors.