Ryan Rhodes, Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education: Making exercise a habit

Ryan Rhodes, a professor of behavioral medicine at the University of Victoria in British Columbia who studies exercise intention and compliance answers - What’s the best way to create a habit of exercising? - for the New York Times blog Ask Well Read the full article at

Calling all couch potatoes

You can help a UVic researcher find out what it takes to become a habitual exerciser by Patty Pitts New Year's resolutions to exercise more are as predictable as post-holiday leftovers, bloated credit card statements and pine needles embedded in the carpet. But while the joint goal of getting fit and losing weight is generally the most popular of resolutions, it is also the one most commonly broken.

Indigenous Knowledge and Plants

Faculty, staff, students: Please join our Educator-in-Residence, Cheryl Bryce, as she shares her knowledge of Indigenous and invasive plants in the local WSANEC territories. Cheryl will tell us about her work doing plant ‘pulls’, and then you are welcome to join Cheryl for a plant ‘pull’ on the nearby lands. Please dress for the weather. Friday, January 23 Lecture: 12:30 - 1:30 pm - MacLaurin Building 3rd Floor Lounge Outdoor ‘pull’: 1:30 pm - 2:30pm Note that you are welcome to attend the talk without taking part in the ‘pull’. Please dress for the weather and walking.

When it's time for "the talk"

Any parent with a computer in the house knows the warnings—keep the device in a central place, like a kitchen, so children can surf the internet under the supervision of an adult. But when portable tablets and easy wifi access took control away from parents (despite their best efforts) and gave it to very young users, University of Victoria educational psychology and leadership professor Jillian Roberts noticed a sudden shift when working clinically with children in the community as a registered psychologist.

November 2014 Monthly Research Postcard

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Servant Leadership research profiled

Oct. 17, 2014 - Goldstream Gazzette profiles Carolyn Crippen's research with Ph.D. student David Nagel about servant leadership.