Richard Larouche is a PhD student in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa and a member of the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children\'s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa (Canada). His doctoral thesis, under the supervision of Dr. Mark Tremblay, focusses mostly on the health benefits of active transport (e.g. walking and cycling for utilitarian purposes) in children and youth. Prior to starting his PhD, he did a Master\'s degree in Human Kinetics at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières under the supervision of Dr. François Trudeau. His disssertation focussed on the evolution of physical activity from childhood to adulthood.