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2022 PHE Virtual National Conference

The 2022 PHE Virtual National Conference offers 35+ live and recorded sessions, presented by PHE champions and sector leaders, that will help you continue to gain confidence, practical teaching tools, and innovative ideas to improve your teaching of physical and health education, now and beyond the current educational context.

2022 Physical and Health Education Virtual National Conference will feature two types of presentations: live Spotlight sessions and on-demand Champion Track sessions.

The Spotlight sessions will take place over two days, with three concurrent sessions at all times. All live sessions will be recorded and available for replay along with pre-recorded on-demand Champion Track sessions. Your event registration will give you access to all 35+ sessions through to the end of August.

(Additional sessions will be added as they are finalized. Session titles and descriptions are subject to change.)


Building Healthy Minds Through Physical Activity
Sue Kim | Master’s candidate, School Psychology, University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario

Being ‘Inclusive’ in Physical Education: Using Collaboration, Student Voice and Non-traditional Activities to Break the Mould
Hayley Morrison |  Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta

Strategies for Improving Uptake and Implementation Quality of Social-Emotional Learning Programs: Lessons Learned From the MindUp Project
Claire Crooks |  Director, Centre for School Mental Health, Western University
London, Ontario

Metis Jigging
Madelaine McCallum | Cree/Métis dancer, speaker, and choreographer
Île-à-la-Crosse, SK

Engaging Youth in Grade 7/8 in Rethinking Masculinity Norms: How a Guys' Only Health Class Brings Positive Changes to the Health and Well-being of Youth in a Nova Scotia Classroom.
Moe Green (Health Education Consultant, Guys Work) & Chris Gilham, PhD (Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, St Francis Xavier University)
Antigonish, Nova Scotia

Sexual Health Education in Schools: Guidelines for Best Practice and Tools for Implementation
Jessica Wood |  Research Specialist, Sex Information & Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN)
Toronto, Ontario

Setting up the Ultimate Outdoor School Program
Darin Faubert | Principal,  Wadena Composite School, Horizon School Division
Wadena, Saskatchewan

Indigenous Perspectives on Physical and Health Education:  How do I see Assessment?
Brenda Delorme (Instructional Resources Analyst), Norbert Mercredi (Land Based Physical Education/Health Facilitator), Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Financial Literacy - Balance and Interconnectedness to Holistic Well-Being
Miya Inkster | Financial Literacy Facilitator and Community Development Specialist 
Duncan, British Columbia

Unstructured Risky Play: What It Is and Why It Matters in PHE
Megan Zeni | PhD student and PHE lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia

Active Smarter Kids (ASK): A Physically Active Learning (PAL) Model for Curriculum Delivery
Britt Vegsund | NS ASK Project Lead, Municipality of the District of Lunenburg
Cookville, Nova Scotia

Implementing Anti-Racism in Physical Education
Courtney Szto | Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen's University
Kinston, Ontario

Creating Meaningful Experiences in Health Education
Dr. Lauren Sulz | Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta

“Affirming Gender Diversity” in Canadian Schools
Wes Delve | Program Officer, International and Social Justice Program, Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF/FCE)
Ottawa, Ontario

Clearing the Haze: Understanding Youth Vaping and Preventing a New Generation of Nicotine Addiction
Sarah Butson | Public Affairs and Policy Analyst, Canadian Lung Association
Ottawa, Ontario

It Starts With Motivation
Steeve Ager | CEO, Réseau Accès Participation
Montreal, Quebec

Approaching PE Differently
Kellie Baker (Program Development Specialist, Physical Education K-12, NL Department of Education), Christan Murphy (K-6 PE Specialist, Cowan Heights and Bishop Abraham schools)
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Why Schools Need to Make the Time, Space and Freedom for Outdoor Risk Play - Now More Than Ever
Marianna Bursoni | Director, Human Early Learning Partnership; Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics & School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia

Programme de leadership BOKS pour les élèves de votre école
Kim St-Pierre | Manager, Business Development, BOKS Canada
Montreal, Quebec

‘Just Pass Me the Ball’ :(Re)Envisioning Sport and Physical Education
Sabrina Razack | Educator in the Toronto area; PhD Candidate, University of Toronto 
Toronto, Ontario

To view descriptions of the on-demand Champion Tracks sessions, please click here.