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MONTREAL, NOVEMBER 4, 2014 – Farah Islam, a graduate of St. Dorothy Elementary School in St. Michel, wishes to reach out to the English Montreal School Board Community to help find individuals to participate in a project of the McGill Health Psychology Lab.

Farah is  currently a full-time student studying psychology at McGill. She works part-time in Dr. Barbel Knauper's  Health Psychology Lab as a research assistant. Her duties include: data entry, literature reviews, and assisting groups for the healthy weight program. One of her colleagues is Virginia Rogers, whose father teaches at Rosemount Technology Centre.

The Lab is presently looking for individuals to participate in their weight loss clinical trial.

The aim of the study is to improve eating and exercise habits by teaching people how to develop new and lasting eating and exercise habits.

This  Healthy Weight Program will be delivered over one year and consist of 12 weekly core sessions, four  transitional sessions over three months and six monthly support sessions offered at different time slots on varying days each week for convenience.  The group size will be about 10 people and sessions will last approximately one hour. Trained lifestyle coaches will be leading the sessions, as well as providing guidance and support.

The program is free for men and woman aged 18 to 75 who are overweight or obese. Dr. Knauper is particularly encouraging men to participate.  Please call 514-398-1399 or email


Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213