Professor, University of Alberta

Dr. John C. Spence spends most of his time relaxing in the Sedentary Living Laboratory in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta where he is a Professor and Vice Dean. He has expertise in the area of behavioural medicine and research methods. His research focuses on both the benefits and determinants of physical activity and how physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour are related to obesity. Dr. Spence has studied the broad social determinants (e.g., SES) and population physical activity patterns. More recently, he has focused on (a) the physical ...


Prof. School of Kinesiology & Health Studies, Queen's University

Dr. Robert Ross obtained a PhD in Exercise Physiology from the Université de Montréal in 1992. He is currently a Professor within the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen's University. His research program focuses on the development of strategies designed to manage lifestyle-based disease. He is a Past-President of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology, and Vice-President of the College of Kinesiology in Ontario. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Heart Association, and is a recipient of the Honor Award from the Canadian Society of ...


Associate Dean and Director, McGill University

Professor Susan Rvachew, Ph.D., S-LP(C), ASHA Fellow, has received national and international recognition for outstanding professional achievements in the field of speech-language pathology practice and research. These achievements include theoretical and methodological advancements that highlight the role of speech perception in speech production development and speech disorders. She developed new computer-based assessment and treatment tools that have transformed speech therapy practice for the remediation of developmental speech sound disorders. She is well-known for her commitment to ...


Carol Richards is a Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Laval University and Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation (CIRRIS). She was the founding Director (1994-2003) of the Quebec Provincial Rehabilitation Research Network and co-founder of the Canadian Consortium of Disability and Rehabilitation Research. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation and the Laval University Research Chair in Cerebral Palsy, and is a member of the Governing Council of CIHR. As one of the first physiotherapists in Canada to obtain a ...


Professor, McGill University

Sharon Wood-Dauphinee is Professor of Medicine; Physical and Occupational Therapy; and Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University. For over 20 years she has conducted studies of people with stroke and has a particular interest in health-related quality of life as a therapeutic outcome and on the scientific evidence upon which the rehabilitation of those with stroke is based. Since 2000, she has been an investigator in the Canadian Stroke Network (NCE). Dr. Wood-Dauphinee holds appointments as a Board Member of the Health Assessment Laboratory in Boston, the ...

University of British Columbia


Professor, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University

Stuart Phillips is a Professor at McMaster University in the Department of Kinesiology and an Associate Member of the Medical Sciences. He is tier 1 Canada Research Chair in skeletal muscle health in aging. Dr. Phillips has more than 20 years of experience in academic research. He has published more than 300 scientific journal articles. Dr. Phillips has been interviewed and his work featured in more than 100 mainstream media piecesincluding several in the Globe and Mail and the New York Times. Dr. Phillips has delivered more than 180 public presentations to academic, public, and private ...


Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto

Dr. Helene Polatajko is a highly regarded occupational therapy researcher who has contributed significantly to the development and evaluation of innovative treatment for children with developmental coordination disorder, the design of outcome measures, and the development of theoretical practice guidelines. She is Professor and former Chair, Occupational Therapy, in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Polatajko led the development and evaluation of an innovative task-based intervention for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder. Over the past few years, this ...


Professeure titulaire, University of Montreal

Dr. Sylvie Nadeau is an internationally recognized physiotherapist and researcher in rehabilitation sciences who specializes in the understanding of mobility disorders in the elderly and in persons with physical disabilities. Her work has led to the development of innovative practices in rehabilitation. As a leader in her discipline, she created an advanced practice program in physiotherapy and established international student exchange agreements between universities. A visionary, she drives rehabilitation research in Quebec by developing national and international strategic partnerships and ...