IMPACTS Lab would like to highlight this thirtieth scientific publication based on the analysis of data from the MATCH longitudinal study. This study illustrates the probability of participating in 36 different types of physical activity from childhood to late adolescence. The analysis reveals, among other things, that individual and unorganized activities are maintained longer than group and organized activities. Consult the article published by François Gallant, Jeff Hebert, Véronique Thibault, Said Mekari, Catherine Sabiston and Mathieu Belanger in Scientifics Reports: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-023-40882-3
Congratulations to Pierre Lavoie and Jean-François Harvey on the publication of “Faut que ça bouge!”, which addresses the need to implement an approach and practices that promote physical activity among young people aged 1 to 18. Lab IMPACTS is proud to note that many of the book’s findings are supported by results from its longitudinal MATCH study, lead by Prof. Mathieu Bélanger, principal investigator. The book is available Éditions de l’Homme website.
A scientific article by Pre Latifa Saidi, Pr Pierre Godbout, Camille Morais-Savoie, Pierre Philippe Wilson REGISTE and Pr Mathieu Belanger recently published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbrith is being talked about on Radio-Canada’s national airwaves from Acadia to British Columbia: https://lnkd.in/eRwkCySK A simple intervention with major health benefits for mothers and babies. Congratulations to the team behind this innovative project: Université de Sherbrooke, Réseau de Santé Vitalité, le Centre de formation médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick, l’Université de Moncton and the members of IMPACTS Lab.
Our most sincere congratulations to our colleague Pierre Philippe Wilson REGISTE on his award of a scholarship by the Axe/Thème and the Centre d’excellence de l’Université de Sherbrooke (CEUS) in diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular complications. This is a scholarship of excellence offered to students who distinguish themselves by the quality of their academic record.
Pierre Philippe Wilson is a doctoral student in the Université de Sherbrooke‘s health sciences research program, working in the IMPACTS Laboratory at the Centre de formation médicale du N.-B. His project, supervised by professors Mathieu Belanger and Said Mekari, focuses on physical activity in adolescents and its effects on their health in early adulthood. Sincere congratulations!
The IMPACTS Lab team would like to thank Caroline Gagnon and Marie-Andrée Giroux for their contributions over the past few weeks to the research work underway at the Laboratory.
Caroline Gagnon worked with Prof. Saïd Mekari to better understand the hemodynamic and metabolic responses of the brain during physical activity: “The research internship enabled me to deepen my knowledge of the effect of exercise on slowing cognitive changes associated with aging. I also had the chance to test subjects using different devices that allow us to see the link between physical activity and the brain. I also carried out a literature review on concussions in athletes, which also enabled me to familiarize myself with the new guidelines on this subject. It’s an area of study that’s close to my heart. Finally, I particularly enjoyed learning more about the role of researchers in the healthcare system.”
As for Marie-Andrée Giroux, she worked mainly on the APRES study with Pr Mathieu Bélanger and Pamela Tanguay, a doctoral student in the health sciences research program at the Université de Sherbrooke: “I plan to continue collaborating on research projects as part of my medical practice, so this internship has been very useful for me, as it has given me the opportunity to broaden my skills by working on a research project based on qualitative methods. Until now, I had mainly used the quantitative approach. This experience enabled me to build on what I’d already acquired by providing me with additional tools to fuel my future collaborations. I particularly appreciated the warm welcome and positive atmosphere fostered by the IMPACTS Lab team. The social side of the team was present from the beginning to the end of my internship, from the lively lunch hours to the running club, and I feel privileged to have been able to expand my professional network via the stimulating contacts made within the team.“.
The team wishes you, ladies, an excellent third year in the medical program. We wish you all the best!
Daniel Saucier, a doctoral student in the Université de Sherbrooke’s health sciences research program, was invited to share his experience with Let’s Talk Science at the organization’s 2023 national outreach conference held at Western University, Ontario, from June 1 to 4.
Daniel has been volunteering with Let’s Talk Science since the program was set up at the Université de Moncton in 2016, and has been site coordinator since 2020. Since the beginning of his mandate as coordinator, the Université de Moncton outreach site has experienced phenomenal growth: in less than a year, nearly 10,000 young people have benefited from workshops focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and aimed at developing critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills.
“I see how an outreach program like Let’s Talk Science inspires young people to develop a scientific mindset. This would not be possible without the support of my fellow coordinators and the many volunteers eager to share their passion for STEM.”
For more information on Let’s Talk Science’s mission and their various science outreach programs, visit their website at: https://parlonssciences.ca/