KNPE 365 – Motivational Interviewing for Physical Activity Behaviour Change
HLTH 416 – Program Planning and Evaluation
HLTH 417 – Community Based Programming and Evaluation
KHS 830 – Health Promotion Research Seminar
KHS 862 – Physical Activity and Community: Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Community-Based Physical Activity Interventions
Dr. Lévesque leads the Community-Engaged
Heath Promotion Research group in the School of Kinesiology and Health
Studies. Her research focuses on program
evaluation and implementation science examining community-based physical
activity interventions through an ecological approach. A long-time member of
the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project (KSDPP) research team, and
frequent collaborator on Indigenous research initiatives, Dr. Lévesque has
extensive experience working with Indigenous communities within a CBPR
framework. Her work is founded on community engagement
for the production and dissemination of action-oriented knowledge. Dr. Lévesque’s
research encompasses both Indigenous and mainstream/Western science approaches and
has informed the ways in which respectful and relevant research is conducted
with Indigenous communities in Canada (e.g., KSDPP Code of
Research Ethics; Canada’s Tri Council Policy Statement 2: Module
9 – Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples of Canada).
In addition to her research with Indigenous communities, she also collaborates
with public health researchers in local communities and in Latin America and
the Caribbean to conduct program evaluation and research related to physical activity
and health promotion.
Graduate Student Opportunities
Applications for study at the MSc and PhD level are welcome.
Students will develop expertise in areas related to physical activity promotion, implementation science, community-engaged research with Indigenous peoples and health promotion in LMIC countries. Internal funding is available. Prospective graduate students are encouraged to apply to the Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (www.sshrc.ca), the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (www.cihr.ca), and other agencies that provide support for graduate students.
Interested applicants with a minimum GPA of 3.7/4.3 or minimum 80% course average should send a statement of interest, CV, and most up to date academic transcript to Dr. Lévesque via e-mail (email@example.com).