For Immediate Release: March 6, 2024

For Information Contact:
Nicole Tainsh 
Manager, McDowell Foundation

Salon Series Explores the Impact of Regular Physical Activity on Teacher Well-Being

SASKATOON – According to Statistics Canada, only 18 percent of Canadian adults are getting the recommended amount of physical activity. Regular physical activity has a number of benefits for not only our physical health but our mental health as well. Given its overall health benefits, one McDowell researcher sought to determine if engaging in regular physical activity positively contributes to overall teacher well-being and helps to ease the challenges of teaching.

On Thursday March 7th, McDowell researcher Seleste Eftoda, from Northwest School Division, will be joined by fellow educators Amy Campbell and Ashley Oystrick to reflect on how regular physical activity can impact teacher well-being in the next McDowell Salon Series event.

The Salon Series event will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2024 via Zoom webinar. The event starts at 7 p.m. and is hosted and moderated by the McDowell Foundation. The webinar is free and open to anyone interested. If you would like to interview our teacher researchers, attend the event, or learn more, please let us know.

The McDowell Foundation provides funding grants for teacher-led research in the province. The Salon Series events provide an opportunity for Saskatchewan’s teachers to share their research with the wider community. Visit to learn more about teacher-led research in the province.