HAHP in Dal News

  • Two‑thirds of Canadian children lag behind in physical literacy: Study
    October 2, 2018 9:30 AM
    Researchers from Dalhousie's Faculty of Health are part of a new national study looking at physical literacy — not just fitness or motor skill, but the broader motivation, knowledge and understanding about physical activity.
  • Building a village
    May 3, 2018 8:30 AM
    Kinesiology student Maya Biderman dove headlong into research, athletics and extracurricular life at Dal, discovering a passion for Indigenous health issues along the way. Now, she’s getting set to begin master’s research with a prestigious Killam Scholarship in hand.

HAHP News

  • Friend of Health Sciences Award honours influential therapeutic recreation expert. With more than 45 years of experience working and teaching in therapeutic recreation, Dr. Jerome (Jerry) Singleton was the perfect person to advise the University of Lethbridge when it established a therapeutic recreation degree program.
  • Uplift Project Launches to Change Trajectory of Health in Nova Scotia. “Our goal is to change the trajectory of health for children in this province, to promote better learning in school and allow these youth to reach their full potential as healthy, productive members of society,” says Dr. Sara Kirk, project co-lead and Scientific Director of Dalhousie’s Healthy Populations Institute.
  • Prof calls for nationwide healthy food strategy amid Canadian childhood obesity crisis Sara Kirk, professor of health promotion at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is urging the federal government to develop a national nutrition program for school kids.