Feminist Lunch Series: Physical activity for anxiety & depression among at-risk women @ Tilley Hall, UNB, Room 28
Nov 28 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Please mark your calendars for the fourth talk of our Feminist Lunch Series in the Faculty of Arts to be given on Tuesday, Nov. 28th at 12:30pm in Tilley 28 (UNB Campus) by Janine Olthuis (Psychology). 

Dr. Olthuis’ paper is titled: “Physical activity for anxiety & depression among at-risk women” This presentation discusses a study aimed at determining if exercise intervention can decrease anxiety sensitivity (AS) & have implications for related anxiety & depressive symptoms among women with high AS. 41 women from UNB and the Fredericton community completed an 8-week “learn to run” program with 3 exercise sessions (two group & one individual) per week. Results of this study in terms of AS, anxiety & depression symptoms, & functional health outcomes will be presented. Physical exercise as a transdiagnostic mental health treatment option will be discussed.

After having done her graduate work and postdoc at Dalhousie University and a year residency in London, Ontario, Dr. Olthuis joined the department of Psychology at UNB in 2016. She teaches Adult Abnormal Psychology, Community Psychology, and Child and Adolescent Psychopathology at the undergraduate level and one graduate course in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

All are welcome…please bring your lunch!  

The Feminist Lunch Series is organized by the UNB Gender & Women’s Studies Program, the UNB/STU University Women’s Centre and the Office of the UNB Dean of Arts. For more information on the series, contact Sophie Lavoie (