Physical Literacy Summit at NU


Nipissing University hosted the Active Body, Active Mind Physical Literacy Summit on August 30, 2017 from 8am – 4pm. 

“With the increased screen time and inactivity that we are seeing in children today, understanding physical literacy and ways to engage children in building physical literacy is vital to community health,” said Dr. Barbi Law, associate professor in the School of Physical and Health Education at Nipissing University. “The goal is to provide educators, recreation providers, and other professionals working with children information and tools to help them learn about physical literacy and incorporate activities that build physical literacy into their programming.”

The Physical Literacy Summit was provided in partnership with YMCA North Bay, Nipissing University, Canadore College, Near North District School Board, Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board, Conseil Scolaire Catholique Franco-Nord, Conseil Scolaire Public du Nord-Est de I’Ontario, Community Living North Bay, and the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit. Sessions focused on topics such as Integrating Physical Literacy Across the Curriculum; Fun, Fitness, and Fundamentals; Supporting Mental Health with Physical Literacy; and Outdoor Environmental Inquiry. Keynote speakers included Dr. Mark Tremblay and Sarah Gallsworthy. 

Research Participants Needed

Recruitment has started for Dr. Karvinen’s study “A knowledge translation strategy for enhancing physical activity counselling among nurses”. The study is open to all nurses residing in Canada who are currently seeing patients in a clinical capacity and would like to improve their physical activity counselling skills. Please contact Dr. Karvinen for more details:

Faculty Shares Physical Activity Research in Australia

Drs. Mark and Brenda Bruner will be presenting three posters at the International Congress of Behavioural Medicine in Melbourne, Australia December 7-10, 2016:
  • Impact of a school-based cycling education and encouragement initiative on active transportation to school. Authors:  Bruner, B., Confesor, V., Mayer, A.  
  • Exploring parental perceptions of a walking school bus in northern Ontario. Authors:  Atrooshi, D., Bruner, B., Parker, N., Lee, R.E., Lévesque, L. 
  • Understanding Aboriginal youth development through sport and physical activity:  Their voices, their stories, and their experiences. Authors:  Bruner, M., Lovelace, R., Hillier, S., Hare, K., Head, C., Bruner, B., Paibomsai, A., Lavallee, L., Auski, M., Lévesque, L.  
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