University of Manitoba Café Scientifique

Interested in talking and learning more about different health topics and related research? Café Scientifique brings together experts with non-researchers (you, me, neighbours, friends) in a relaxed atmosphere to talk about their research and the questions it raises. Come and join the discussion!

Time to Get Off Your Butt: 
Sitting is the New Smoking

January 14, 2015 – 7 p.m.
McNally Robinson Booksellers, 1120 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg

To assist in planning seating RSVP to: or 204-474-6689

We all know smoking is harmful to our health, but how harmful is sitting?  The research is convincing.  Sedentary behaviour, such as sitting, has been linked to premature death and chronic conditions regardless of smoking or exercise habits.  Join our expert panel to learn about how sitting affects your health and what we can do to reduce our time spent sitting—for children, in our community, or at work—and how our health care system can help.  Get off your butt and come learn how sitting is the new smoking!


Ms. Sue Boreskie,
Chief Executive Officer, Reh-Fit Centre

Dr. Danielle Bouchard,
Assistant Professor, Kinesiology & Recreation Management, U of M

Dr. Todd Duhamel,
Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Recreation Management, U of M; Principal Investigator, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St-Boniface Hospital Research

Dr. Jon McGavock,
Associate Professor, Pediatrics & Child Health, U of M; Scientist, Manitoba Institute of Child Health


Dr. Phillip Gardiner,
Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Health Studies; Director, Health, Leisure & Human Performance Research Institute, U of M