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Eat Well, Sleep Well, Move Well

October 18, 2018


District School Board Ontario North East is proud to host Dr. Greg Wells on Tuesday, November 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Timmins High and Vocational School.   Schools in the North and South regions will be able to attend the talk via a YouTube livestream. 

"We invite students, families and staff to come hear Dr. Wells' presentation on the topic of: Eat Well, Sleep Well, Move Well, based on his best-selling book The Ripple Effect", says Bob Brush, Chair of the Board.

"We are so excited to welcome Dr. Wells", says Lesleigh Dye, Director of Education. "He is an inspiring speaker and shares simple and easy to implement tactics to improve all aspects of health.  This topic is in line with our vision of empowering all learners to achieve personal excellence, " Dye adds.

Dr. Greg Wells was a 15-year-old competitive swimmer when his neck was broken by strong ocean waves. After neurosurgery, he was told by doctors that he would never compete again. That set him on a lifetime journey to learn how the human body responds to extreme conditions.

Dr. Wells is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto where he studies elite sports performance. He also serves as a Senior Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children where he leads the Exercise Medicine Research Program.

As an athlete, Dr. Wells has competed in events such as the Nanisivik Marathon, a marathon that takes place 600-miles north of the Arctic Circle, Ironman Canada, and the Tour D'Afrique, a grueling 11,000-kilometre event that is the longest bike race in the world.

Click the linkbelow to view the original Media Release:

2018.10.17 Dr. Greg Wells.pdf