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Queen's researcher presents annual Heart and Stroke Lecture

  • Ian Janssen presents the annual Heart and Stroke lecture.
  • Heart and Stroke CEO David Sculthorpe presents at the annual lecture.
  • A good crowd gathered for the annual lecture.
  • Ian Janssen talks about children and outdoor play.
  • Visiting Queen's for the lecture were, from left: David Sculthorpe, Vince Bowman (Director, Research Programs, Ontario), Landan Burns-Keaney (Area Manager, KFLA) and Leslie McCarley (VP Philanthropy, Ontario).

Queen's University professor Ian Janssen (Kinesiology and Health Studies) delivered his message on children and active play on Monday, April 13 at the second annual Queen’s University Heart and Stroke Foundation Lecture Series. About 40 people gathered in the Queen's Medicine Building to hear Dr. Janssen speak about his research into keeping our children healthy. His talk focused on why physical activity and outdoor active play are vital for a child's health and the barriers to getting children outside. He commented on fears that outdoor play is dangerous and noted a lack of recognition that unstructured activities are important for growth and development.

The annual lecture series highlights Queen’s researchers receiving funding from the Heart and Stroke Foundation.