At the forum, Dr. Guy Faulkner explained how physical activity can help in both treating and preventing depression.
You can view the Edmonton presentation on our YouTube channel.
This year, our panellists were:
The Alberta Centre for Active Living and Mount Royal College were proud to co-sponsor this important half-day Physical Activity Forum in Edmonton and Calgary.
Dr. Guy Faulkner is currently an associate professor in the Faculty of Physical Education and Health at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Faulkner also coordinates the activities of the Exercise Psychology Unit.
After completing an undergraduate education in physical education at Sydney University, Australia, Dr. Faulkner went backpacking and spent 10 years in England studying and working in mental health services and then higher education.
After completing a PhD in exercise psychology in 2001 at Loughborough University, U.K., Dr. Faulkner worked for three years as director of the Exercise and Sport Psychology Unit at the University of Exeter in England. Eager to see more of the Commonwealth, Dr. Faulkner moved to Canada in August 2003.
Dr. Faulkner is also:
Broadly, his research has focused on two interrelated themes:
His current research concerns:
This research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, CIHR, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, and the Canadian Tobacco Control Research Initiative.