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Vote of Thanks!

This week, I was very much humbled and honored to receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Guelph-Humber.

I do not want to reiterate my sincere words of thanks to the University of Guelph-Humber (particularly to Michael O’Leary. Program Head – Kinesiology) or repeat my two cents of advise that I gave to the graduates of the kinesiology, computing, psychology and media programs.

(click here to view the news release and address)

I do, however, wish to once again thank all of my mentors, teachers, colleagues and, most of all, my patients and students, from whom I continue to learn everyday.

I am grateful to my parents, my family, my friends, who, as I say in my address, “do not consider anything I do real work – as I always seem to be having way too much fun“.

I am grateful to all of you, who are members and supporters of the Canadian Obesity Network, for your continuing engagement and enthusiasm – together we can challenge what needs to be challenged, research what needs to be researched, learn what needs to be learnt, change what needs to be changed, improve what needs to be improved, and, most importantly, do what needs to be done to improve the health and well-being of those challenged by excess weight.

And, to you my readers – your many comments continue to force me to think in new directions and appreciate different perspectives of this complex problem.

Thank you all for your unwavering support.

Edmonton, Alberta


  1. Congratulations, Dr. Sharma!!

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  2. Congratulations Dr. Sharma!
    You deserve it!!!!

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  3. Congtratulations! Lovely words of gratitude.

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  4. Congratulations! – Well deserved recognition

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  5. Me too, congratulations!!

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  6. Congratulations, Arya. I think you said it all when you noted how much fun you have in your work. This is very obviously your destiny and your contribution to humanity. Great legacy. Keep up all your great work.

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  7. Congratulations and keep it going …. great work !!!

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  8. Hi Arya, Congratulations! I will take this opportunity to say that I find your Obesity Notes blog to be an increadible resourse. It is invaluable to me as a researcher who is trying to keep up to date in a field which is expanding, fast moving and exciting. Your critiques help me make sense of all the information. Your passion for the patients and the professionals who help them is very much appreciated!

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  9. Congratulation a million on a well deserved achievment!! You are a true hero, role model and aspiration to many of us….. With much respect and love

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