Current Graduate Students

Here, at the School of Kinesiology, we are dedicated to creating, advancing and disseminating inter-disciplinary knowledge that fosters a healthy self and society through physical activity.

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Heads up! Below are graduate courses that may be offered by the School. For current graduate course offerings, please see course scheduling.

Graduate Courses

# Course Title (# of credits) Description
500 Aging, Health and Physical Activity: Socio-cultural Perspectives The purpose of this course is to examine the socio-cultural research and theorizing pertaining to aging, health, and physical activity. In particular, this course considers how older adults’ embodied experiences of health and physical activity are influenced by their social position as well as existing cultural norms and ideals. Thus, we discuss the role of age, ability, culture, gender, racialization, sexuality, and social class on older adults’ everyday experiences of health and physical activity. We additionally explore how health and physical activity in later life are shaped and constrained by ableism, ageism, healthism, heterosexism, and successful aging narratives. Specific topics related to health and physical activity in later life that we investigate include body image, chronic illness, consumer culture, disability, elite sport, exercise, leisure activities, media representations, technology, and the built environment.
500 Human Physiology: Fatigue, Proprioception, Respiration This 3 credit graduate course will run as a mini-workshop and will focus on the examination of the Human physiological processes under three themes; central and peripheral muscular fatigue, proprioception and hand function, and respiratory function.
515 Gap Analysis Using analytics to obtain, describe and visualize data to create sport profile. Determine optimal programming decisions for coached athletes based on performance pathway and gold medal profile. Apply research methods and principles of scientific inquiry, performance analysis, descriptive, prescriptive and predictive analytics to improve athlete development and performance. (Restricted to HPCTL)
516 The Psychology of Leadership and Group Processes in Sports This course examines contemporary theory, research, and application with regard to leadership and group processes in the context of sport and exercise. The course provides a broad overview of major topics in the area.
517 Business of High Performance Sport in Canada Examination of Canada’s sport system, its governance and stakeholders; financial management for high performance sport; communications, marketing, and sponsorship of high performance sport. (Restricted to MHPCTL)
530 Directed Studies Topics selected by the student, with the approval of the Program Supervisor and Graduate Advisor before the start of the course. A KIN 530 Directed Studies contract must be completed and signed.
562 Bioenergetics of Physical Activity This course will initially explore the basic energy systems of the human body; primarily concentrating on the bioenergetics of the skeletal muscle cell, recovery from muscular work, substrate utilization, muscle fiber types, strength, endurance.  We will then explore the relevant applied topics related to bioenergetics and performance.
563 Measurement of Human Motion A critical evaluation of research tools used to measure and assess human motor performance including electromyography, anthropometry, ergometers, indirect calorimetry, cinematography, and indirect dynamics.
564 Psycho-Social Aspects of Physical Activity Selected psycho-social considerations in sport: initial and continuing involvement in the competitive sport environment.
565 Physiological Aspects of Physical Activity Survey of research regarding the physiological aspects of activity; the effects of altitude and environmental temperature on man’s performance in exercise and sports.
567 Human Motor Performance Processes underlying the ability to learn and perform motor skills.
568 Seminar in Human Sensorimotor Control Reports and discussions of research literature concerning theories and findings in human sensorimotor control. Emphasis is given to understanding the basic mechanisms underlying sensorimotor control, utilizing frameworks drawn from motor behaviour, cognitive neuroscience, and neurophysiology.
570 Research Methods in Kinesiology Research methods applied to the study of sport and physical activity, the nature of scientific inquiry, the design of experiments, the survey as a research medium, the historical and philosophical methods of inquiry, the writing of the research report.
571 Qualitative Methods in Sport, Leisure, and Health Studies Theoretical, methodological, and ethical debates about and approaches to qualitative methods; issues in and approaches to qualitative inquiry.
572 Research Methods in Sports Coaching Interpretation and evaluation of research methods and scientific findings related to coaching sciences.
574 Graduate Seminar in Health Promotion Through Physical Activity The relationship of new concepts in health to the promotion of health through physical activity; the application of research findings from a number of disciplines to the identification, selection, and targeting of health promotion/education strategies related to physical activity.
580 Graduate Seminar on Body, Exercise and Society Studies of the body and embodiment have become increasingly central to discussions of sport and physical culture, technology, film, media, performance and life in general. The body – how we exercise, what we eat, how we present ourselves – is both a physical entity and a medium of culture, a powerful symbolic form.
581 Sport, Leisure, and Popular Culture Sport and leisure are viewed in the context of theoretical debates about mass society and consumer culture.
583 Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Programs The development of curricula, implementation and evaluation techniques in physical education, sport and exercise programs; relationships of programs in schools, community centres and other institutions.
585 Performance Planning
(formerly Coaching Science I)
Performance Planning for HPCTL
Application of findings from sport profile and gap analysis to the planning and design of high performance training and coaching programs. Focuses on quadrennial, annual, meso and microcycle planning to integrate key factors that impact athlete performance and progression along the athlete development pathway.
586 Coaching Effectiveness
(formerly Coaching Science II)
Analysis of athlete performance and appropriate design and application of coaching intervention and skill acquisition for athlete and coach development.
591 Seminar in the Organizational Analysis of Leisure and Sport Selected topics in organizational theory as applied to the analysis of leisure and sport organizations.
595 MKIN Major Paper Presentation Required Course for MKin program only. Students usually register for this course in their final term to present their Final Paper.
596 High Performance Sport Inquiry This course is designed to strengthen student research knowledge and research skills. A blended learning approach is taken and applied in a problem-based setting, so that students complete tasks to support their own research interests within the high performance sport arena. Topics are selected by the student, and approval must be granted by the Program Supervisor. (restricted to MHPCTL)
598 Directed Field Study For MHPCTL – Directed Field Studies in Sport and Physical Activity Agencies (Practicum) requires a placement in a practical coaching or technical leadership position for a minimum of 40 hours. National Sport Organization and Canadian Sport Institute will provide mentoring opportunities to align this practicum with the sport specific technical requirements under the supervision. A School of Kinesiology faculty member will be involved in the practicum and will provide feedback to the student, and assessment.
* For other Master’s Programs, the directed field study may vary. Please consult with supervisor.

Awards, Scholarships & Funding

International Tuition Awards assist international graduate students with their tuition fees if they are registered full-time in research-oriented master’s and doctoral programs. Students in the MKin program are NOT eligible for this award. There are no applications for this award. International students automatically receive this award every term when they are registered full-time in their program.

Please visit the Faculty of Graduate Studies website for more information about tuition waivers.

The School tries to provide all graduate students with partial or full Teaching Assistantships. Applications for Teaching Assistantship postions are required at time of application to the School of Kinesiology. Students are matched to TA positions (courses) based on research interests and past experience. The current rate for a Master's student is $5,789 per term and the current rate for a PhD student is $6016 per term (4 months).

The TA Application form must be submitted by May 30.

Students achieving a minimum 80% average in their final 2 years of full-time studies are eligible to apply for scholarship funding.

Education Endowed Awards

The UBC endowed scholarships are provided by the Office of Research in Education (ORE) in the Faculty of Education. These merit-based awards are awarded to our graduate students who are making the most outstanding contributions in their fields of study. Most Faculty of Education graduate students are eligible to apply on an annual basis. The adjudication for the awards is typically held in the early fall and awards are to be taken up in December of each year.

For more information, visit Office of Research in Education's funding opportunities page.

Faculty of Education PhD Awards

The PhD award is given to outstanding incoming doctoral students by the Faculty. Applicants are automatically entered for this competition when they applied by the deadline and do not need to submit a separate application. Current value is about $5,000 - $7,000 and may vary each year.

Please contact the Graduate Programs Assistant for more info.

Four-Year Fellowship Program (4YF) for PhD Students

The Four-Year Fellowship (4YF) program provides funding for the top 3 incoming PhD students in the School each year.

Award recipients receive scholarship funding for:

  • $18,200 stipend per year plus tuition for the first four years of their PhD studies

PhD admission applications to the School of Kinesiology are automatically entered into this competition, and there are no further applications required. For more information, visit UBC Graduate Studies page: Four Year Doctoral Fellowship (4YF).

Affiliated Awards

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies offers approximately 50 Affiliated Fellowships each year to meritorious students for full-time study and research leading to a graduate degree. Awards are made on the basis of academic excellence, with applications open to current and prospective full-time UBC graduate students regardless of citizenship or visa status. Fellowship values range from $175 to $30,000, but most are in the range of $16,000.

International Doctoral Fellowship

The International Doctoral Fellowship (IDF) program supports top international students who are starting UBC-V doctoral programs. The fellowship provides funding for a total of five years: a $30,000 stipend plus tuition for four years and a minimum $18,000 funding package (from the recipient's supervisor/department/Faculty, comprising awards, teaching assistantships and/or research assistantships) for the fifth year. Approximately 35 new fellowships will be awarded each year. Application deadline is January 5 for the School of Kinesiology.

Undergraduate students in their final year of study and current Master students are advised to review guidelines and deadlines for federally-supported granting agencies for domestic students.

NSERC – National Science and Engineering Research Council Awards

PGS/CGS awards: Applications are submitted online and referees submit references through NSERC website. For the School's deadline, please contact the KIN Graduate Program Assistant.

For more info, see NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships.

SSHRC – Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowships

Please contact KIN Graduate Program Assistant for the School's deadline.

For more info, see SSHRC Graduate Scholarships.

CIHR – Canadian Institutes of Health Research

  • CIHR Master Awards: Please contact KIN Graduate Program Assistant for the School's deadline and for more info.
  • CIHR Doctoral Awards: No internal deadline for the School of Kinesiology as application is submitted directly to CIHR online.
  • University Affiliated Awards: Dependent on certain restrictions, domestic and international students may be eligible for University Affiliated Awards.

Canadian Sport Institute Pacific

For info on funding assistance for students in the Graduate Certificate and Master of High Performance Coaching & Technical Leadership, visit the Canadian Sport Institute Financial Assistance.

Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Please contact KIN Program Assistant for the School's deadline.

For more info, visit: Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

Domestic and international applicants admitted to the MA, MSc, and Ph.D. programs in the School of Kinesiology are eligible for awards funded through the University’s Graduate Support Initiative (GSI). Criteria for the awards are:

  • scholastic performance (transcripts)
  • reference letters
  • statement of purpose
  • publications record
  • eligibility for other scholarships

All incoming students who have met the application deadline are automatically considered for these awards, so a separate application is not required. In 2015 and 2016, students who were eligible for this award, were granted between $3,000 to $6,000 upon admission to the School. These amounts may differ from year to year.

Note: Incoming students are assessed according to the criteria outlined under the GSI award (above) in a general pool. If meritorious, a student is offered a funding package that could come from one source, or a combination of sources. The package offer from the School will be revised for students who receive tri-council funding (details are included in offers to successful applicants).

Travel funds are available for graduate students attending conferences/workshops. Students may claim their expenses using these grants. It is advisable to use the KIN Grad travel grant last as students are allowed to claim their expenses up to 12 months after they graduate.

Other Avenues to Explore for Financial Assistance

  • Student Service Centre – Financial Support
  • Provincial summer session grants are also available, offered through the provincial Ministry of Labour and administered through the University.
  • Country of origin funding agencies.

Additional information is available at the Graduate Student website.

The School’s KIN Grad Reps are:

  • Chris Forgaard (PhD)
  • Ben Hives (MSc)
  • Nadine Kallas (MA)

The Reps are here to represent Grads at School meetings, functions, and to plan social events. They can be reached at

Travel Funds:

Travel funds are available for graduate students presenting at conferences/workshops.
Heads up!Please apply to Faculty of Education and Faculty of Graduate Studies Grad Travel funds before applying to the KIN Grad Travel Support. You can only apply once for the Faculty of Graduate Studies travel grant of $500 maximum. Therefore, please make sure your expenses add up to $500 before submitting your claims to them.

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Alex Rebchuk

In 2013, I graduated from UBC Kinesiology (BKin). After graduation, I moved  to Toronto and pursued a job in the medical insurance industry. I worked for one year as a Case Manager at Manulife Financial. During this time I realized I much preferred academia to industry. So in September 2014, I returned to UBC to […]

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Nick Snow

Education: MSc (Rehabilitation Sciences), University of British Columbia (2015), BKin (Hons), Memorial University of Newfoundland (2013). Certification: Exercise is Medicine Canada (EIMC) Level II Professional, Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (2014-Present), Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP), Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (2013-Present). What do you do at the School of Kinesiology? I am a research assistant […]

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Christina Sequeira, MKIN, ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Christina Sequeira is a UBC alumna who graduated with a Master’s (2014) and Bachelor’s (2003) degree in Kinesiology.  Her focus during her Master’s degree was in identifying the need for Kinesiologists to collaborate with health care providers in preventive medicine to improve population health intervention strategies for aging and chronic disease populations. She is a […]

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Graduate Alumni Profile

The 2017 Saltin International Graduate Course in Exercise & Clinical Physiology

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Sept. 18 – 21, 2017

A 4-day intensive advanced graduate-level course that brings together faculty and students from Canadian and Danish Universities focusing on topics in exercise and clinical physiology.

This annual, integrative research-based course covers basic and applied science topics on various physiological systems and extends to common clinical physiological applications. Thematic areas in physiology will range from subcellular signaling to organ function and systemic integration.

The international aspect of the course facilitates exchange of diverse topics, research perspectives, experimental approaches, research design, and national traditions. Faculty plenary lectures, student research presentations, and extensive seminar format are intended to maximize student-student and student-faculty interaction, enrich learning and inspire creativity in research. The International Course also aims to enhance academic and research networks between Danish and Canadian institutions to enrich graduate student learning, faculty interaction and exploration of future research initiatives that result in student mobility, development of new programs, projects, partnerships, student involvement, and likelihood of longevity of collaboration. The course will provide a platform for launching national and international research funding initiatives.

The course is structured to form a foundational component of graduate study credits at Canadian universities and for ECTS credits at Danish Universities. The course is open to graduate students from around the world and will rotate annually between Canada and Denmark.

Saltin International Graduate Course 2017 Poster

International Perspective

Canada and Scandinavia have strong cultural and business links with Canada being one of the strongest growing export markets for Danish companies. The Canadian and Danish Trade Commissions have built extensive networks for knowledge exchange based on a shared value system with continuing commitment to fruitful collaboration on many global issues including industry, culture and the arctic.  Universities across Canada and Denmark are committed to the ideal of academic scholarship and to the development of an international perspective to broaden and enrich educational quality and expand research innovation. As part of university missions, students are encouraged to participate in international exchanges and internships, courses and field schools. These opportunities foster appreciation of other perspectives, cultures and exposure to new expertise as a part of excellence in university education. Equity, diversity and responsibility to society are values upon which the mission of Canadian and Danish Universities are founded.  International collaborations between Canada and Denmark have been active for close to a century and have developed intellectual depth and high rates of research discovery. Notably, a rich tradition of scientific collaboration exists in the fields of physiology and exercise.

After receiving the Nobel Prize in 1920 for his work on the function of capillaries, August Krogh took an interest in the work of Frederick Banting and Charles Best on the glucose lowering peptide insulin. On a trip to North America in 1922 August and his wife Marie who was diabetic, visited Banting’s lab at the University of Toronto. Krogh verified Banting’s findings on insulin and upon return to Denmark was instrumental in the nomination of Banting & Macleod for the Nobel Prize. Krogh obtained a license for the protocol for insulin purification and began production immediately upon his return to Copenhagen. Together with the Danish physician H. C. Hagedorn, Krogh then founded the Nordic Insulin Laboratory and the Nordisk Insulin Foundation which today constitute the company Novo Nordisk and the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

Continuing Krogh and Lindhard’s pioneering work in the physiology of exercise and establishment of the Copenhagen School, the Swedish physiologist Bengt Saltin conducted groundbreaking research in exercise physiology at the August Krogh Institute, beginning with seminal work on oxygen uptake, exercise and muscle glycogen, and the role of the circulation in exercise training and performance. Amongst many accomplishments, Saltin was awarded the August Krogh Prize, The Novo Nordisk Prize and the International Olympic Prize. As Director of The Copenhagen Muscle Research Centre he led the field internationally, and was a strong proponent of international collaboration. He was awarded 12 honorary doctorates -3 from Canadian universities stemming from rich history of research collaboration (>75 publications) with Canadian scientists. Bengt Saltin was an organizing member of the first International Graduate Courses held in 2010 and 2011, and owing to the positive review of these courses, he urged their continuation,

'There is no doubt that not only was it an exceptional learning opportunity but also the beginning of professional networks were formed. There were a number of discussions among the groups on concrete future studies.’ Bengt Saltin, 2011 Course, Quebec City

The Saltin International Graduate Course in Clinical and Exercise Physiology will extend the strong scientific lineage between Denmark and Canada. In the field of Exercise Physiology, the respective countries rank in the top tier internationally for scientific impact per capita. In the previous International courses held in 2010, and 2011, 13 faculty from 6 countries participated and interacted throughout the 4 days with 60 graduate students from 9 Canadian universities, the University of Copenhagen, and 3 other European universities. The experience for both faculty and students was unique and highly valued by faculty and students alike,

‘I have taken part in these courses and the experience was amazing. It is a great learning opportunity and you get to interact with world experts both formally and informally. You can meet fellow students from across Canada and Europe - in some cases developing friends for decades. I encourage you to strongly consider fitting this into your studies. You will not get many of these chances.’ Terry Graham- Professor Emeritus, 2011 Course, Quebec City

Course Leaders

Name Title Department/School Institution
Robert Boushel Professor and Director School of Kinesiology University of British Columbia
Terry Graham Professor Emeritus Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences University of Guelph
Mary-Ellen Harper Professor Department of Biochemistry
Faculty of Medicine
University of Ottawa
David Wright Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences University of Guelph

 Course Objectives

  • To provide an innovative learning experience for graduate students through exposure to and interaction with an extensive group of internationally recognized scholars and student peers across Canada and Internationally.
  • To gain exposure to diverse research perspectives and experimental approaches to enrich student learning through plenary lectures by numerous renowned researchers and educators.
  • To facilitate interactive discussion on cutting edge topics, explore approaches to stimulate creativity and novelty in research design and enhance research study impact.
  • To gain experience in formulating and communicating research proposals.
  • To foster the formation of research networks between scientists and institutions for exploration of future academic research initiatives.
  • To gain exposure and perspectives on academic teaching and advising.
  • To gain experience presenting research to peers and scholars.

Course Outcomes

Graduate students will have the unique opportunity to interact closely with scholars in their field over a 4-day period. Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art experimental approaches that may be implemented in their own research to enhance sophistication and novelty. Valuable experience will be gained through oral presentation of their own research in an international setting and collegial atmosphere. The opportunity exists to develop collaborative relationships, formal partnerships with peers and faculty at national and international levels, and discuss funding avenues. Students will gain insight on teaching approaches and responsibilities in the academic setting.

Course Credits

Students may register for a 3-credit graduate seminar course at their home institution, or a KIN 500 course at UBC. The 3-credit course requirements are: i) the preparation of a poster, ii) an oral presentation and iii) a written paper on a selected topic in the course program.

For further information contact the Graduate Program Director at


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Gatineau - Ottawa
1170 Aylmer Road, Gatineau,
Gatineau, QC, J9H 7L3

Travel & Accommodation

Acceptance to the 2017 Saltin Course in Ottawa includes the accommodation and meals for students of sponsoring universities. There is no registration fee, but students must arrange their own travel.

Students accepted to the course from non-sponsoring universities must cover their travel, accommodation, and meals. Costs for 4-night double occupancy and meals is $850 CAD.

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Saltin International Graduate Course in Exercise and Clinical Physiology Program

Welcome: Course perspectives

Robert Boushel (UBC), Terry Graham (Guelph)

Day 1

Introductory Keynote

Adipokines, exercise and health

Camilla Scheele, University of Copenhagen

Morning Session

Inter-organ Molecular Signals with Exercise & Metabolic Disease

David Wright, University of Guelph and Jørgen Wojtaszewski, University of Copenhagen

1. Exercise and the muscle proteome
Jørgen Wojtaszewski, University of Copenhagen

2. Mitochondria-derived vesicles
Yan Burelle, University of Ottawa

3. Fuels, microbiome, nutritive regulators, performance
Andre Tchernov, Laval


4. Anti-Inflammatory effects of exercise
David Wright, University of Guelph
5. Exercise and inflammation: a clinical perspective
Jonathon Little, University of British Columbia


Horizon Round Table

Inter-organ communication including gender differences

Jørgen Wojtaszewski, University of Copenhagen
Camilla Scheele, University of Copenhagen
David Wright, University of Guelph
Jane Shearer, University of Calgary 
Mary-Ellen Harper, University of Ottawa
Robert Boushel, University of British Columbia

Student Presentations

3 separate groups of 6 /7 students each, 8 minute presentations


Dinner & Social at hotel

Day 2

Introductory Keynote

Fatty acid transporters: Scientific pathways to a horizon

Arend Bonen, University of Guelph

Morning Session

Diet and Exercise Interactions

Terry Graham, University of Guelph 
Henriette Pilegaard, University of Copenhagen 

1. Mitochondrial bioenergetics and proteomic regulation in diet-induced weight loss
Mary-Ellen Harper, University of Ottawa

2. Exercise and fasting: Dose-response
Brendan Gurd, Queen's University

3. Muscle thermogenesis and obesity
Russ Tupling, University of Waterloo


4. Muscle fuel storage and impact on muscle function
Niels Ortenblad, University of Southern Denmark
5. Nutrition and exercise: reshaping the gut
Jane Shearer, University of Calgary


Horizon Round Table

Exercise and Health Policy

Ian Jansson, Queen's University
Andrew Pipe, University of Ottawa
Heather Manson, Public Health Ontario
JD Miller, B2Ten

Student Poster Presentations

4 separate groups of 10 students, 4 minute presentations

Afternoon-to-evening recreation

Museums, Canal cycling, ByWard Market, & Parliament Hill


Organized dinner for students | Faculty on own

Day 3

Introductory Keynote

Imaging of subcellular structures and substrate pools: perspectives on function

Clara Prats, University of Copenhagen

Morning Session

Bioenergetics in Health and Disease

Mary-Ellen Harper, University of Ottawa
Jørgen Wojtaszewski, University of Copenhagen

1. Muscle mitochondrial energetics
Celine Aguer, University of Ottawa

2. Exercise and regulatory changes in muscle mitochondria
Chris Perry, York University

3. Brown adipose tissue: Distribution, adaptability, impact on energy expenditure
André Carpentier, Université de Sherbrooke


4. Exercise and PGC-1α mediated changes in muscle autophagy and metabolic capacity
Henriette Pilegaard, University of Copenhagen
5. AMPK-dependent regulation of brown adipose tissue
Greg Steinberg, McMaster University

6. NAD+ and control of energy homeostasis
Keir Menzies, University of Ottawa


Afternoon Session

Sex Differences in Exercise

Robert Boushel, University of British Columbia
Kyra Pyke, Queen's University

1.The Copenhagen Women Study
Ylva Hellsten, University of Copenhagen

2. Maternal exercise
Kristi Adamo, University of Ottawa


3. Blood flow regulation in gestation
Coral Murrant, University of Guelph4. Sex differences during exercise: impact on performance
Bill Sheel, University of British Columbia

Horizon Round Table

Careers: University Research, Teaching, Community, Government, Industry

Bill Sheel, University of British Columbia
Coral Murrant, University of Guelph
Mary-Ellen Harper, University of Ottawa
Ylva Hellsten, University of Copenhagen
Mike Donaldson, Canadian Science Publishing
Richard Monette, Active for Life 

Student Presentations

3 separate groups of 6/7 students, 8 minute presentations.

Day 4

Introductory Lecture

Physical Literacy & Health

Richard Monette, Active for Life

Morning Session

Integrated Physiology of Exercise & Aging

Ylva Hellsten, University of Copenhagen
Jerome Dempsey, University of Wisconsin

1. Regulation of skin circulation
Glen Kenny, Western University

2. The brain and neuromuscular function
Jayne Kalmar, Wilfred Laurier

3. Exercise in the elderly frail
Jennifer Jakobi, University of British Columbia


4. Blood flow, training, and age
Kyra Pyke, Queen's University
5. Oxygen delivery and microcirculation
Chris Ellis, Western University

6. Angiogenesis
Tara Haas, York University


Horizon Round Table

Exercise & Aging

Jayne Kalmar, Wilfred Laurier
Jennifer Jakobi, University of British Columbia
Jerome Dempsey, University of Wisconsin
Ylva Hellsten, University of Copenhagen
Richard Monette, Active for Life
Glen Kenny, University of Ottawa

Course Evaluation

Discussion & Written Comments
Summary and Closing

* Lectures tailored to student learning: 25 min+5 min Q/A
* 40 student registrants
* Canadian (3 cr) and European (3.5ECTS) Course credit


* Horizon is a new initiative of the Journal Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism (APNM).  The goal is to have experts within a focused research area summarize the important achievements in their field and more important, to identify the key research questions and research challenges (e.g., limitations in methodology) that should be addressed.  The format is to have a chair person and 3+ experts in an informal round table discussion.  Each participant would have submitted their views in a brief summary and these would have been shared with the others before the conversation.  The interactive round table then proceeds with a discussion on the ideas and topics. There is limited audience input and only the round table participants speak.  The chair leads the others in a short, written manuscript for publication in APNM.