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.
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!
Recently, the team also wrote a blog in collaboration with a researcher at ParticipACTION. Click here to read it.
One of our recent studies raises questions on the quality of evidence underlying models describing the evolution of sport participation. We discuss this work in a blog published here.
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!
Congratulations to Frank Gallant, PhD student in health sciences for making it on Université de Sherbrooke’s Faculty of medicine dean’s list. This list includes the top 10% of students in masters and doctoral programs.
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.