Our Work

The Alberta Survey on Physical Activity, the annual Physical Activity Forum, and a body of original resources and publications represent important aspects of the Centre's work.

2010 Physical Activity Forum

Does the Built Environment Influence Health? Challenging the influence of the built environment on sedentary living

An engaging and inspiring speaker, Dr. Doyle-Baker's discussed how today's built environment influences health, including the many relationships between the built environment and our all-too-common sedentary or inactive lifestyles. This presentation was timely and relevant for many reasons, including the fact that more than 48% of Albertans are not active enough to experience health benefits 2009 Alberta Survey on Physical Activity.

Video of the 2010 Physical Activity Forum

You can view the Edmonton presentation on our YouTube channel.

Does the Built Environment Influence Health? (85 minutes)

The Alberta Centre for Active Living, Mount Royal University and the Healthy Communities Association of Lethbridge and Area proudly co-sponsored this important half-day Physical Activity Forum in Edmonton, Calgary and Lethbridge.


Speaker: Dr. P.K. Doyle-Baker

Dr. Tish Doyle-Baker is a doctor of Public Health, and an associate professor at the University of Calgary, in both the Faculty of Kinesiology and Environmental Design. Her research is in the field of clinical exercise physiology and her lab group is passionate about primary prevention of cardiovascular disease and obesity.

Dr. Doyle-Baker is a mother of three boys and enjoys writing, public speaking, and playing ice hockey. She is known for her engaging style of speaking.

Dr. Doyle-Baker's profile at University of Calgary