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 ...


University Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph

John F. Prescott is a retired UniversityProfessor Emeritus from the University of Guelph, where he was Chair,Department of Pathobiology, 2003-2018. He has very diverse interests in bacterialinfections in animals, but is best known for work on Rhodococcus equipneumonia in foals and in promoting better use of antimicrobial drug use inanimals. He is the originator, editorand an author of the text “Antimicrobial Therapy in Veterinary Medicine”, nowin its fifth edition. He was a member ofthe Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on the potential socio-economicimpacts of AMR in Canada (“When ...


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 ...


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 Saskatchewan

Dr. Andrew Potter is an internationally recognized expert in vaccine development and disease prevention who has made tremendous contributions to the advancement of academic medical research. He is Director and CEO of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan as well as a Founding Director and former CEO of the Pan-Provincial Vaccine Enterprise (PREVENT), funded by the National Centres of Excellence Program. He is renowned for groundbreaking research into how bacteria cause disease. His research has generated several world firsts in disease ...


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 ...


Professor and Associate Vice-President Research, York University

Dr. Rebecca Pillai Riddell (Professor of Psychology, York University) has focused her research in the pediatric behavioural and biobehavioural sciences. She built the first and largest cohort in the world studying young children through painful vaccinations over the first years of life. She has generated an unrivalled published literature on the biopsychosocial dimensions of infants' and young children's acute pain. She is a tireless advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion and strives to create systemic infrastructure that supports a more just future for patients, their families, health ...


Professor - Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia

Dr. Richman is a specialist in Pediatric Dentistry with a PhD in developmental biology from University College London. She is known internationally for her discoveries in facial development and tooth replacement with funding support from the CIHR, NSERC and the NIH. Dr. Richman is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Dental Research. She served on the board of the International Association for Dental Research as well as on the executive of the Canadian Association for Dental Research. Dr. Richman is the Director of the Graduate Program in Pediatric Dentistry at UBC, and treats children with ...


Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph

Professor of Neuroendocrinology, Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Ontario Veterinary College, and former President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Guelph (2003-2014). He earned international acclaim for his discovery of the relaxin-brain connection and the roles of the hormone relaxin in neural function, skeletal muscle blood vessels, tumour growth and metastasis. Received international awards including one for a highly effective method of reducing iron deficiency anemia in women and children in Cambodia. He is conducting research on HIV/AIDS in aboriginal populations and ...


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 ...