Dr. Peter Katzmarzyk

Tue. Sep. 27 01:30 PM - Tue. Sep. 27 03:00 PM

Presented as part of the University of Manitoba's Samuel Weiner Visitor Award Lecture Series

Location: Axworthy Health and RecPlex Community Gym (2Ax02)
Contact: Dr. Robert Pryce at

Join us for a panel discussion on child and youth health with special guest Dr. Peter Katzmarzyk, Professor and Marie Edana Corcoran Endowed Chair in Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes at Louisiana State University. Dr. Katzmarzyk will share compelling research on health disparities affecting children and youth, and the impact of health inequalities on a global scale. The panel will also include University of Winnipeg professor Dr. Jaime Cidro, who will discuss her research on Health Canada’s policies which relocate pregnant First Nations women close to term from their remote or rural communities and the impact on maternal and child health. The panel will conclude with Mr. Chino Argueta, Operations Manager for the Axworthy Health and RecPlex and former director of Youth Agencies Alliance, who will share his experiences with sport and physical activity programming for inner city youth and provide an overview of programs at U of W that provide active opportunities for inner city youth.

Everyone is welcome.