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In this week's feature, Andrea Buchholz, Janis Randall Simpson, Susan Whiting, and Michelle Marcinow report on their research into young adults and their dietary calcium intake.

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Health Promoter, Grey Bruce Health Unit


Owen Sound, Ontario
Deadline February 26, 2016

Temporary Full-Time
Competition #: 2016-03

The Health Promoter plans, develops, implements, and evaluates a variety of community- based initiatives to meet the Ontario Public Health Standards.  This includes applying leadership skills to support healthy community development through effective program delivery, advocacy and policy development.  

Key Areas of Responsibility


Arts and Health: Partners in Wellness (In French only), HC Link


February 25, 2016

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. EST

This webinar is presented in French.

There is no doubt that physical activity is good for your health; the relationship between cultural activity and health however, still remains unrecognized or underestimated. Many studies conducted here in Canada and elsewhere have brought to light a series of links between an active cultural life and a number of health indicators.

Civic Engagement Webinars, HC Link


February 24 and March 23, 2016

These webinars from HC Link are the second and third of a three part series on Civic Engagement. The first webinar of the series, Engaging Citizens for Healthy Communities -- Current challenges and approaches, was presented on October 20, 2015; you can access the webinar slides and recording at

Intentional Youth Development, YouthREX


February 24, 2016

1:00–2:00 p.m. EST

In order for a program to be successful, it’s important to identify desired goals and outcomes. Once these have been determined, it’s time to establish a clear process that will help you design and then put your program into action. Jennifer Skuza and Sherry Boyce from the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development will be joining us on February 24 for a one hour webinar that introduces the concept of intentionality as a framework for creating new “architecture” in a youth program.

Early Bird Deadline Reminder--7th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research on Adolescents and Adults: If Not Now, When?


Deadline February 29, 2016

This interactive 2016 conference will provide an opportunity to be at the forefront of addressing these issues. We will leverage the experience of the diverse group of professionals, researchers, students, families and individuals with FASD who attend to stimulate the discussion of research, evidence for practice, models, and ideas to expand our knowledge of how we can sustain and enhance the lives of those with FASD.

Vancouver, British Columbia
April 6-9, 2016
The Hyatt Regency Vancouver, 655 Burrard Street

Call for Abstracts—Deadline Extended, 2016 CSEB Student Conference


Deadline February 29, 2016

The annual CSEB student conference brings together students from across Canada in the fields of epidemiology and biostatistics. This year's conference theme is Patterns of Health: A Population Perspective. The conference includes a poster session, rapid fire poster and oral presentations, keynote speakers, workshops, and social events.


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