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