PopPA News

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┬áhere.

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!

Farewell SUPing Lab Outing

Farewell SUPing Lab Outing

Aug. 18, 2017 – A successful evening of SUPing with the Pop-PA Lab to say farewell to our research coordinator, Meghan O’Neill. We will miss you – good luck in grad school!

Dr. Guy Faulkner receives federal funding to study PA and mental health

Congratulations to Dr. Faulkner who has received $597,149 to study physical activity and it’s impact on mental health and depression. Read about it here!

New Paper Out

Aug. 8, 2017 – New paper out by Dr. Guy Faulkner and PhD candidate Mark Duncan, titled, “The utility of the Health Action Process Approach Model for predicting physical activity intentions and behavior in Schizophrenia.” Read it here!

The Pop-PA Lab @ the Nat

The Pop-PA Lab @ the Nat

Jul. 19, 2017 – The lab crew enjoying some summertime baseball.

Q & A with Guy Faulkner

June 20, 2017 – Dr. Guy Faulkner discusses link between physical activity and mental health. “This is an important relationship to examine. People with good mental health are more likely to be active, and being physically active improves mental health. Looking at how to intervene when this cycle is broken is the key challenge of […]

Visiting Assistant Professor

Visiting Assistant Professor

June 19, 2017 – It has been a pleasure working with Dr. Alyson Crozier from University of South Australia for the past 4 weeks!