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News from the Alberta Centre for Active Living

  • The March 2008 issue of Research Update                         
    • Alberta Centre for Active Living article: "Shift Workers: Scheduling Efficacy and Physical Activity," by Christina Loitz, MSc, Research Coordinator, Alberta Centre for Active Living, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta.
    • Saskatchewan Population Health & Evaluation Research Unit (SPHERU)  article: "First Nations Health Development Project: Tools for Program Planning and Evaluation," by Sylvia Abonyi (SPHERU and Dept of Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan), Bonnie Jeffrey (SPHERU and Faculty of Social Work, University of Regina) and Colleen Hamilton (SPHERU)
  • We'd like to know what you think about our two newsletters: WellSpring and Research Update. Fill in our short newsletter survey by Friday, March 8 to be eligible for a prize! To start the survey, go to
  • Centre's Physical Activity Forum:  "Preventing Childhood Obesity: Big Picture Strategies"
    • May 14, Calgary event; May 15, Edmonton event; May 15, Videoconference (for Albertans outside Edmonton and Calgary)
  • March 19: Launch of the Centre's Rural Route to Active Aging website
  • The Alberta Centre for Active Living is looking for a new Communications and Marketing Coordinator to replace Kathy Garnsworthy who is moving to a position as a course materials editor at Athabasca University. Closing date is Tuesday, March 11. For more information, please visit
  • September 29-October 2, 2008, Physical Activity Course in Banff for Practitioners
  • Physical Activity Information Round-Up. Every week, the Centre rounds up recent research, resources and stories in the media about physical activity

For more details, visit