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News from September 2014


September 8, 2014

Perspectives in Exercise Health and Fitness brings together the fitness community to learn the latest in fitness-related research, industry best practices and practical workshops. At each conference, we present awards to the best of the best in exercise science and practice.

Integrity. Leadership. Commitment. Passion. Recognition.

Nominate an outstanding peer. Recognizing just how high the bar is in Alberta’s exercise and fitness community acknowledges the achievement of outstanding individuals and affirms the outstanding service and professionalism of our industry. If you know of someone who deserves recognition for their efforts, forward their nomination.

The Bako award recognizes outstanding leadership in memory of the dedication, support and leadership which Dr. Erwin E. Bako, a former physician and member of the board for the Alberta Medical Association in the 70’s and 80’s, brought to the profession of fitness and lifestyle consulting.

To be qualified nominees must be:
– be currently working in the exercise, physical activity and fitness industry in Alberta
– demonstrate outstanding leadership and commitment to professionalism

Provide a statement of support (maximum 750 words) for your nomination choice. A minimum of two supporting letters (from colleagues, clients, employers, etc.) must be provided with the nomination. The award will be presented at the Perspectives in Exercise Health and Fitness Conference. Include a brief cv of the nominee, and outline your relationship to the nominee with your submission.

What are examples of outstanding leadership? Meaningful contributions to the exercise profession through activities such as writing, research, creation of new programs or outstanding level of service in the field; practicing exercise prescription to the highest possible standard.
Past recipients of the Bako Award include Art Quinney, Gord Bell, Don Watts and Dru Marshall.

Send your submissions via email, fax or mail to the Provincial Fitness Unit of Alberta office, OR you can

submit your nomination online.

Provincial Fitness Unit- Percy Page
Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
T6G 2H9
fax 780–455-2264
email michelle.berg@ualberta.ca

Alberta's top doc, Dr. James Talbot Perspectives Opening Plenary speaker

September 5, 2014

This year’s opening plenary will be delivered by Alberta’s “top doc” and Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. James Talbot.

A Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons specialist in medical microbiology, Dr. Talbot has worked in public health since 1991, with posts as the director of the Provincial Laboratory for Northern Alberta, Chief Medical Officer for Nunavut and Associate Medical Officer of Health for Capital Health and then Alberta Health Services.

His address, Building a Wellness Environment, explores the relationship between exercise professionals, their community and the power to make change in regards to health.

Find out more about Dr. Talbot.

Get the brochure and register for the Perspectives in Exercise Health and Fitness Conference. (Earlybird rates apply to October 1).