PopPA News

Don’t Walk So Close to Me: Physical Distancing and Adult Physical Activity in Canada

Jul. 27, 2020 – Check out the new study by Dr. Katie Di Sebastiano and Dr. Guy Faulkner examining device-measured physical activity levels before and after the implementation of physical distancing measures in Canada. Read it here and read the news release here!

Dr. Guy Faulkner on CBC Listen

Jul. 22, 2020 – Check out Dr. Guy Faulkner on CBC Listen: Alberta at Noon with Judy Aldous speaking about free range parenting during a pandemic.

In Conversation Podcast

Jul. 18, 2020 – Check out PhD Candidate Negin Riazi on the podcast In Conversation with Stephen Hurley speaking about her recent co-authored article ‘Free-range kids: Why a child’s freedom to travel and play without adult supervision matters‘ and her research on children’s independent mobility.

New research alert: COVID-19’s impact on children

Jul. 7, 2020 – Outdoor Play Canada has released results from a national survey highlighting the decrease in percentage of children and youth meeting the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and sleep during the pandemic. Read the press release here: OPC COVID-19 survey press release July 7 2020

New Paper Out

Jul. 2, 2020 – New paper out by Dr. Guy Faulkner, Katie Weatherson, and colleagues based on longitudinal COMPASS data. Read the paper here: ‘Are one year changes in adherence to the 24-hour movement guidelines associated with flourishing among Canadian youth?‘

New Paper Out

Jul. 2, 2020 – New paper out! Led by Dr. Richard Larouche and co-authored by Dr. Guy Faulkner, PhD candidate Negin Riazi, and colleagues. Check out: ‘Relationships Among Children’s Independent Mobility, Active Transportation, and Physical Activity: A Multisite Cross-Sectional Study.‘

New article out!

Jun. 30, 2020 – New article out in The Conversation Canada by PhD candidate Negin Riazi and Dr. Guy Faulkner on the importance of children’s independent mobility. Check it out here!

Congratulations Mahabhir Kandola!

Jun. 10, 2020 – Congratulations to Pop-PA Lab member Mahabhir Kandola for completing his proposal defence!

New Paper Out

Mar. 31, 2020 – New paper out by Katie Weatherson, Dr. Guy Faulkner, and Dr. Erica Lau, and colleagues on the importance of tailoring interventions to support physical activity and sedentary behaviours to different child care settings. Read it here!

Opportunity to participate in COVID-19 study

Opportunity to participate in COVID-19 study

Mar. 30, 2020 – How has COVID-19 has impacted you and your family? The Pop-PA Lab is recruiting participants for a study on how public health measures impact physical activity and well-being. The online survey asks about your physical activity, your thoughts about exercise, and your mental well-being. If you would like to participate in […]