Obesity rates continue to skyrocket around the world. The Lancet medical journal recently reported that the number of overweight and obese people doubled over the past 30 years, reaching 2.1 billion worldwide in 2013, despite public health campaigns and other measures that promote healthy eating and exercise.
Christine Lagarde, Joe Oliver, Christian Noyer, Lawrence H. Summers, Jean-Claude Trichet, Philippe Couillard and Several other Political and Economic Leaders to Open the 20th Conference of Montreal
Organized by the International Economic Forum of the Americas, the 20th edition of the Conference of Montreal will begin on June 9, 2014, under the theme of “Economy, Governance and Pension“.
Isolated attempts to curb the growing obesity pandemic are doomed to fail to reach their potential, according to recent research from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University.
"Policy Insights from the Nutritional Food Market Transformation Model: the Case of Obesity Prevention," Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Authors: Struben, Jeroen; Chan, Derek; Dube, Laurette
Publication: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
"Beyond the "i" in the Obesity Epidemic: A Review of Social Relational and Network Interventions on Obesity," Journal of Obesity
Authors: Leroux, Janette S.; Moore, Spencer D.; Dubé, Laurette
Publication: Journal of Obesity, 2013
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“Feedback dynamic between emotional reinforcement and healthy eating: An application of the reciprocal Markov model,” Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Authors: Ip, Edward; Zhang, Qiang; Lu, Ji; Mabry, Patricia L.; Dubé, Laurette
Publication: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 2013
Authors: Vainik, Uku; Dagher, Alain A.; Dubé, Laurette; Fellows, Lesley K.
Professor Laurette Dubé has been awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in February 2013 for her dedication to her peers, her community, and to Canada. This commemorative medal was created to mark the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a tangible way for Canada to honour Her Majesty for her service to this country. At the same time, it serves to honour significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
Addressing the World Health Summit in Berlin in October, Professor Laurette Dubé warned that the current dominant approach to combating an exploding global epidemic of diabetes and heart disease is too narrowly focused to succeed.