PopPA News

New Paper Out

Nov. 20, 2017 – New paper out by Negin Riazi, Meghan O’Neill, and Guy Faulkner on the new, integrated 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the early years (0-4 years), exploring the perceptions of stakeholders and end users regarding their acceptability, barriers to uptake, and dissemination. Read it here.

New Paper Out

Nov. 14, 2017 – New paper out by Dr. Guy Faulkner examining school- and student-level characteristics associated with likelihood of students’ meeting the Canadian physical activity guidelines in the COMPASS study. Read it here.

Congratulations Negin Riazi!

Nov. 10, 2017 – Congrats to PhD student Negin Riazi who successfully completed her comps.

Stand@Home: Home-based Standing Desk Study Recruitment

Do you want a FREE standing desk? Want to try a standing desk before purchasing one? Dr. Guy Faulkner, UBC Professor in the School of Kinesiology, and the Population Physical Activity Lab is seeking participants for a study aimed at evaluating the perceptions, usability, and acceptability of low-cost standing desks in the home environment. Each […]

Currently recruiting for exercise & depression study!

Oct. 21, 2017 – The Pop-PA lab is currently recruiting for the “Exercise and depression: Moving from efficacy to effectiveness” study. We are looking to recruit: Mental health professionals who work with adults with depression. We will ask you about new treatment guidelines, your experience with exercise and physical activity for this population, and preferences for a […]

Day of the Longboat Champions!

Day of the Longboat Champions!

Sept. 30, 2017 – The Pop-PA Lab dominated the staff finals! What an amazing experience! (photo cred: @ubcrec)

Want to quit smoking? Lace up those running shoes, study finds

Sept. 18, 2017 – Read about the Run to Quit program with new fall clinics starting this month.

New Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

Sept. 13, 2017 – The Pop-PA lab invites applications for a one-year full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the School of Kinesiology in the area of physical activity and applied public health. For more information, please refer to the Postdoctoral Research Fellow position pdf.

Running group helps half its graduates quit

Sept. 13, 2017 – “Joining a running group can help you quite smoking. That’s the conclusion of a new UBC study that found that half the people who completed a 10-week program were able to successfully quit smoking.” Read more here.

New Paper Out

Aug. 22, 2017 – New paper out by Dr. Guy Faulkner examining access to alcohol and tobacco around school and its relation to odds of cigarette smoking and binge-drinking among Ontario high school students. Read it here!