Laboratoire d'Investigations sur les Mécanismes et Prédicteurs de liens entre Activités physiques, autres Comportements et Trajectoires de Santé

Author: Mathieu Bélanger

Productive conference season for the IMPACTS lab

With over hald a dozen presentations at national and international conferences, IMPACTS lab members have been busy! Some of our favorite activities included conferences from the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, American College of Sports Medicine, Maritime Strategy for Patient Oriented Research Summit and the Canadian Student Health Research Forum.

Getting physical activity research on the move

For research to have an impact on physical activity levels, it first needs to address priorities of those working on the promotion of sport and physical activity participation. This is why we led a study to identify these priorities!

Click here to get access to the study results, or here for a lay discussion on our findings, or even here to hear us talk about the study on radio (Radio-Canada).

Recently, the team also wrote a blog in collaboration with a researcher at ParticipACTION. Click here to read it.

CIHR doctoral award for Véronique!

Véronique Thibault received the prestigious Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships Doctoral Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Véronique leads the project Attitudes and outcomes associated with weight related intentions from adolescence to adulthood under the supervision of Professor Mathieu Bélanger. Congratulations Véronique!

Major research grant to sustain the MATCH study

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada awarded a major award to a team led by Prof Mathieu Bélanger to study sport participation through the transition from adolescence to adulthood. This grant allows extending the MATCH study for it to become a 12-year longitudinal study. MATCH is recognized worlwide as a unique study and with this longer follow-up of participants, the team will investigate effects of sport participation during youth on adult sport participation and personal development.