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Dr. Jonathan McGavock

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Adjunct Associate Professor

Phone: (204) ***-****  
Local Address:  Winnipeg , Manitoba , Canada
University of Manitoba
15 Gillson St
Wpg , Manitoba R3T 5V6

Company Description: Established in 1877, the University of Manitoba is the oldest university in Western Canada. Since 1935, the Faculty of Education has established a strong tradition...   more

Employment History


  • Doctorate , Exercise Physiology
    University of Alberta
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University of Manitoba - Kinesiology and Recreation Management - Faculty and Staff, 11 May 2015 [cached]
Dr. Jon McGavock 204-480-1359
Assistant Professor
One centimetre less on a child's ..., 8 Aug 2014 [cached]
One centimetre less on a child's waistline "can translate into 15 per cent long-term difference in diabetes," Jonathan McGavock, a professor of pediatrics and child health at the University of Manitoba, said Monday.
"Small changes lead to big changes in overall health. Overweight kids, they might experience three to four centimetres" less on their waistline, said McGavock, who is also a research scientist at the Manitoba Institute of Child Health.
The study by the University of Manitoba and provincial government was conducted in the 2009-2010 school year in 19 randomly selected schools with 647 randomly selected students.
It was published in JAMA Pediatrics, a journal of the American Medical Association.
McGavock conducted the research with Robert Santos, a community health scientist who is with Healthy Child Manitoba and a professor at the University of Manitoba.
The idea worked in British Columbia, said McGavock.
"They developed a curriculum that healthy messages coming from older children would be taken up more effectively than if they came from teachers or health care professionals."
It's the same principle as when older kids read to younger kids to encourage literacy, or any number of mentoring programs in which older students bond with younger, McGavock said.
Each school chose a Grade 5 or 6 class to mentor a Grade 2 or 3 class, said McGavock. The only criterion was that the school neither pick out all the athletes nor the overweight kids.
"A big component was feeling good at any size," he said. "Be comfortable with your own body weight."
The researchers will not name the schools involved, but they included remote northern First Nations schools, some in inner city Winnipeg and an affluent part of the city, and a mixture of rural schools.
Even where availability and affordability of nutritious food were issues, McGavock said, "it still had an effect."
McGavock said he and Santos will present their findings to the province, which could develop a larger peer mentoring program.
Meanwhile, tracking those children's waist sizes has not been possible, but child health officials are compiling data on the 647 students - without knowing individual names - on their health compared to the population their age.
"We can look at visits to doctors, to hospitals, their medications," said McGavock.
Assistant to Dr Jonathan ..., 30 Sept 2014 [cached]
Assistant to Dr Jonathan McGavock, PhD The Manitoba Institute of Child Health 511 - 715 McDermot Avenue Winnipeg, MB R3E 3P4 Ph: (204) 789-3591 Fax: (204) 977-5691
"That is a huge difference," said ..., 10 Sept 2012 [cached]
"That is a huge difference," said principal researcher Jonathan McGavock, an exercise physiologist at the Manitoba Institute of Child Health.
"If we look at physical activity as the magic bullet or drug that is going to have health benefits, such as reducing the risk of overweight or reducing the risk of high blood pressure, a higher intensity is like taking a higher dose of that drug," he said on Sept. 10 from Winnipeg.
"Despite the fact that they're getting over an hour - almost two hours - more light activity, we didn't see any differences in their waist, in their body weight, in their blood pressure or in their fitness," said McGavock.
Yet those engaging in vigorous activity, ranging from a low of a minute and a half to 8.7 minutes daily, appeared to reap greater rewards from a more intense - albeit much shorter - physical workout, he said.
"We need to start incorporating vigorous physical activity into those guidelines and emphasizing higher-intensity exercise," said McGavock.
Dr. Jon McGavock: Head Running Coach - Aerobic Power, 19 May 2013 [cached]
The foundation of the APTS approach is supported by the research of Dr. Jon McGavock and reading his article, Aerobic Power and the APTS Philosophy is a great way to understand our methods and mindset.
Dr. Jon McGavock: Head Running Coach
Jon has a Doctorate in Exercise Physiology from the University of Alberta and recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in one of the world's most respected exercise research institutes in Dallas, Texas. Jon is currently an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba and continues to pursue research in the area of exercise physiology.
While at the University of Alberta, Jon was a varsity distance runner where he had the unique opportunity to apply the knowledge he gained in the classroom. He serves as the Head Running Coach at APTS and continues to compete at local road races and cross country events. Jon is directly involved in the yearly periodization and daily workout plans for all APTS athletes and serves as a lead coach during all camps.
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