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Post-Doc Opening, University of Waterloo, COMPASS Study

COMPASS is a nine-year longitudinal study on a variety of youth health outcomes and their relationship to the school environment (policies, practices, programs, etc.). Each year we collect data from ~80,000 adolescents and their secondary schools in four Canadian provinces and one territory. Lots of cool data to work with for those with an interest in quantitative research and youth health! This particular postdoc would be funded to work on a project investigating youths’ milk consumption, and its relation to various health and social indicators (e.g., obesity). The duration of the postdoc is 1-2 years.

PhD position in Nutrition Epidemiology and Determinants of Health in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: Closing date March 31, 2018

The University of Manitoba is a comprehensive research-intensive university located in the central Canadian city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. This research project is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and is conducted in partnership between the Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, and numerous academic, government and community-based partners.

Postdoctoral Position Available in Behavioural Medicine and Health Services Research - Concordia University - Closing Date: April 2, 2018

The Montréal Behavioural Medicine Centre (MBMC) is welcoming applications for a postdoctoral position in Motivational Communication. This fellowship will be directly attached to a national CIHR-funded study designed to develop and test motivational communication training programs targeting physicians, nurses and allied healthcare providers in the area of chronic disease management. The position is full time for one year and is renewable.

Giving Tuesday: Help the Canadian Obesity Network help Canadians living with obesity.

Each month, a few Canadians send us letters and emails, and many include small contributions.

CON-SNP Mentorship Program

The CON-SNP Mentorship Matching Program aims to build a relationship between established researchers and leaders in obesity and trainees early in their career. This program is intended to facilitate and promote networking and career development opportunities for mentees

Edmonton Bariatric Peer Support Group Meeting

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 6-8pm

COS 2017 Award Recipients

The 5th Canadian Obesity Summit was another success - thank you to all who attended! Each biennial conference begins and ends with awards acknowledging the great research being done in Canada by both established and emerging professionals. Congratulations to the 2017 award recipients

Canadians Lack Access to Obesity Treatments and Support: Report Card

Canadians living with obesity are gravely underserved by Canada’s public health systems and private benefits plans, according to a report released today by the Canadian Obesity Network (CON-RCO).

Registration Now Open for OAC’s 6th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is excited to announce that registration for the 6th Annual Your Weight Matters National Convention is now open!

Canadian News Media Challenged to See the Whole Picture When Reporting on Obesity

The Canadian Obesity Network asks media to refresh visuals with non-biased, respectful images of people living with obesity to avoid stigmatizing portrayals

8th Learning Retreat for Dietitians, October 25-26, 2017 in Toronto. ON

Learning Retreat on the Principles and Practice of Interdisciplinary Obesity Management for Dietitians.

Participants Needed - Clinical Research Study, University of Alberta

Participants are needed in a clinical research study at the University of Alberta. The study will look at how the accuracy of autonomic blood pressure monitor compares to standard blood pressure measurements in individuals with obesity.

Alberta’s Tomorrow Project Offers Wealth of Data for Obesity Research

As the province’s largest health research study, Alberta’s Tomorrow Project (ATP) has amassed a vast database over the past sixteen years, and is inviting researchers to apply for access.

Calls for abstracts and workshops are now open for the 5th Canadian Obesity Summit!

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of CON-RCO, showcase your research and connect with your peers at the 5th COS in Banff, Alberta next April.

CON Webinar #6: Answers to Viewers' Questions

Drs. Chaput and LeBlanc answer viewers' questions following their webinar 'Sleep, Exercise & Obesity' (July 27, 2016).

5As - Buy One Get One FREE Sale!

Stock up on our 5A’s of Obesity Management tools today!

Student Travel Support Program, 6th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity

The Canadian Obesity Network is pleased to offer 2 travel awards to students or postdoctoral fellows who have an obesity-related abstract accepted for presentation at the conference.

CON Webinar #5: Answers to Viewers' Questions

Dr. Sean Wharton answers viewers' questions following his webinar 'Obesity Treatment in Canada: What are the options?' (June 29, 2016).