2019 Keynote Speakers
In 2019 our conference theme is “Healthy Living Active Learning” .
Opening Keynote Speaker
Dr. Doug Gleddie
"Living & Learning to be Healthy & Active"
We know intrinsically that active, healthy students are more successful – in school and in life. The research evidence also supports the important and integral links between health and education. Living & Learning to be Healthy & Active will explore both the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of the complex, joyful and beautiful relationship between physical activity (health) and student (school) success. Come and join us as we discuss the evidence supporting physical activity and scholastic wellbeing, examine possibilities and maybe even have a little fun!
Bio: Dr. Doug Gleddie is a husband and father who also happens to be an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta. In a career filled with change, the only true constants have been physical education/ activity, working with students and how joy fills the spaces in between. This life-long journey of exploration into joyful and meaningful movement has enabled him to work with a wide variety of people and organizations across Canada and around the world. He has published numerous articles in academic and professional journals and co-authored three books including the most recent – Healthy Schools, Healthy Futures. Doug’s research interests include: narratives of physical education; school sport; physical literacy praxis; meaningful physical education and; teacher education. He takes care of his own wellness by being active with his family; improving his guitar picking and seeking new adventures.
Closing Keynote Speaker
We look forward to seeing you at our Annual Conference July 3 - 5, 2019, in Vancouver BC.
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