Freshman 15: Fact or Fiction?

Each year the Canadian Obesity Network Student and New Professional organization at the University of Ottawa hosts a free public event related to obesity.  Two years ago it was a debate titled “Forks vs Feet“, while last year we asked “Is Obesity a Disease?“.  On Thursday, November 22, we will be hosting an event titled “Freshman 15: Fact or Fiction?”.  The event will feature a talk by Dr Jean-Philippe Chaput, who holds a Junior Research Chair at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute.  JP is an absolutely prolific researcher who has published extensively on factors influencing weight gain including sleep, physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

The talk is aimed at an undergraduate audience, but it’s open to the public and completely free to attend.

Here are the event details:

When:   5:00– 6:00pm on Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Where:    Pub 1848 (main campus Ottawa U), 215-85 University Private

As with our previous events we will be recording JP’s talk, and posting online shortly thereafter.  And for Peter’s thoughts on the Freshman 15, check out this post from our days at  We hope to see you there!



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