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News from the Alberta Centre for Active Living

  • The December 2008 issue of Research Update is now available at
    •  "How Health Promoters Can Compete with Commercial Advertising," Tanya R. Berry, PhD, University of Alberta Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation; Ron E. McCarville, PhD, University of Waterloo Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies; Ryan E. Rhodes, PhD, University of Victoria School of Physical Education
    •  "Treating Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in Children, " Carla Rodriguez-Dimitrescu, BSc, MSc candidate; Diana R. Mager, PhD, RD; both with the University of Alberta Department of Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science.
  • Free workshop and documentary: "The Immigrant Experience in Canada"--The Alberta Centre for Active Living is hosting this free event offered by the Northern Alberta Alliance on Race Relations. Wednesday, December 3, 2008, Edmonton, Alberta (
  • Alberta Health Services is seeking two population health consultants--These consultants will ensure that policy and communication activities support the creation of healthy social and built environments in Alberta. The deadline to apply is December 22, 2008 (
  • Stay active with WinterActive--WinterActive is a campaign that encourages Canadians of all ages to get up, go out and remain active in the wintertime. January 15 - February 27, 2009, across Canada (
  • Mark your calendars: The 2009 Physical Activity Forum is coming--Our 2009 Physical Activity Forum will be held May 26, 2009, in Edmonton and May 27, 2009, in Calgary. Our keynote speaker, Guy Faulkner, PhD, of the University of Toronto, will speak on the relationship between physical activity and mental health. More information will be available in the New Year at this webpage:
  • Research Update redesign--The next time you see Research Update, it will look very different! To better serve you, we're working on a redesign. We plan to launch the new version with our first issue of 2009, which will come out in March.
  • Physical Activity Information Round-Up--Every week, the Centre rounds up recent research, resources and stories in the media about physical activity (

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