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Stacey Acker

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

Dr. Stacey Acker is an assistant professor in Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. She received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University.

David Andrews

Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Windsor

Dr. David Andrews has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Physical Education (1989) and Human Biodynamics (1992), respectively, from McMaster University.

Nadia Azar

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Windsor

Dr. Nadia Azar is an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Windsor. She received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Wayne State University (Detroit, MI).

Tyson Beach

Lecturer, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

After earning his PhD in kinesiology from the University of Waterloo, Tyson Beach was an assistant professor and knowledge broker in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education.

Phil Bigelow

Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo

Dr. Phil Bigelow is an associate professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo and has a background in occupational epidemiology.

Jack Callaghan

Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

Dr. Jack Callaghan is a professor in the Kinesiology Department at the University of Waterloo. He is director of the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD) and holds the Canada Research Chair in Spine Biomechanics and Injury Prevention.

Donald Cole

Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Dr. Donald Cole is a physician who practiced in a variety of settings prior to returning to McMaster University where he obtained a diploma in Occupational Health and Safety (1988) and an MSc in Design, Measurement and Evaluation in Health Services (1991).

Joel Cort

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Windsor

Dr. Joel Cort's basic research focuses on examining the mechanics of human articular joints with the emphasis of his work on the lumbar spine and the knee joints.

Clark Dickerson

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, University of Waterloo

Dr. Clark Dickerson is a Professor and Canada Research Chair of Shoulder Mechanics in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo.

Jim Dickey

Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario

Dr. Jim Dickey is an assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology and director of the Joint Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Western Ontario.

Janessa Drake

Associate Professor, School of Kinesiology & Health Science, York University

Dr. Janessa D.M. Drake received her PhD in Kinesiology from the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo in 2008.

Tilak Dutta

Scientist, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (TRI)

Dr. Tilak Dutta is a Scientist at TRI and leads the Home and Community Team. He completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2012 at the University of Toronto focused on preventing back injury in caregivers and received funding from the WSIB to produce a set of videos for caregivers to update their training with our current understanding of the causes of back injury.

Tammy Eger

Associate Professor, School of Human Kinetics, Laurentian University

Dr. Tammy Eger is an associate professor at Laurentian University in the School of Human Kinetics. Her research interests focus around the application of ergonomic and human factors principles in industry.

Steven Fischer

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, University of Waterloo

Dr. Steven Fischer is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo. 

David Frost

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto

Dr. David Frost is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. He completed undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering and health studies and physical education at Queen's University before completing his masters in Sport Biomechanics at Edith Cowan University.

Monique Gignac

Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Dr. Monique Gignac is a senior scientist with the Division of Health Care & Outcomes Research and a research investigator with the Arthritis Community Research and Evaluation Unit (ACREU) at the Toronto Western Research Institute (TWRI), Toronto, Canada.

Howard Green

Dinstinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

Dr. Howard Green is a distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. He has been a faculty member a the University of Waterloo since 1965. Green's research is in muscle physiology and biochemistry.

Sylvain Grenier

Professor, School of Human Kinetics, Laurentian University

Dr. Sylvain Grenier is a professor in the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University. His research focuses on the application of ergonomic and human factors principles in industry.

Ted Haines

Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University

Dr. Ted Haines is an occupational physician and epidemiologist. He has a diploma in Occupational Health and Safety and an MSc in Design, Measurement and Evaluation from McMaster University.

Michael Holmes

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Brock University

Dr. Michael Holmes is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Brock University where he holds a Canada Research Chair in Neuromuscular Mechanics and Ergonomics.

Peter Keir

Professor, Kinesiology, McMaster University

Dr. Peter Keir is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University. His research aims to determine the mechanisms of work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity.

Emily King

Manager, Research Operations, VHA Home HealthCare

Dr. Emily King is the Manager, Research Operations at VHA Home HealthCare and a past CIHR-funded postdoctoral fellow at the University of Waterloo. Her goal is to improve safety and independence in home care.

Desre Kramer

Associate Director, Occupational Cancer Research Centre

Dr. Desre Kramer is the associate director and staff scientist at the Occupational Cancer Research Centre (OCRC). She is an adjunct professor at the University of Waterloo, the School of Public and Occupational Health at Ryerson University, and an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH).

Nicholas La Delfa

Assistant professor, Kinesiology, Ontario Tech University

Dr. Nick La Delfa is an Assistant Professor in Kinesiology and Director of the Occupational Neuromechanics and Ergonomics Laboratory at Ontario Tech University. He received his PhD in Occupational Biomechanics & Ergonomics from McMaster University followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in shoulder biomechanics at the University of Waterloo.

Andrew Laing

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

Dr. Andrew Laing is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. His general field of interest is musculoskeletal biomechanics related to human health and injury prevention, and the role that advancing age has on these relationships.

Joy MacDermid

Professor, School of Physical Therapy, University of Western Ontario

Dr. Joy MacDermid is a professor in the School of Physical Therapy at the University of Western Ontario and is the Co-director of Clinical Research at the Hand and Upper Limb Centre (London, ON).

Norma MacIntyre

Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University

Dr. Norma MacIntyre is an associate professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at McMaster University, with an adjunct appointment in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen’s University.

Monica Maly

Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

Dr. Monica Maly is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo.

Stuart McGill

Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

Dr. Stuart McGill is a spinal biomechanist and professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. He has been the author of many scientific publications that address the issues of lumbar function, low back injury mechanisms, investigation of tissue loading during rehabilitation programs, and the formulation of work-related injury avoidance strategies. He has been an invited lecturer at many universities and societies around the world.

Anne Moore

Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology & Health Science, York University

Dr. Anne Moore is an assistant professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University. She has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Queen's University, and is a professional engineer (PEng).

Patrick Neumann

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Ryerson University

Dr. W. Patrick Neumann is an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at Ryerson University. Patrick graduated in Design Sciences at Lund Technical University while based at Sweden's National Institute for Working Life in Gothenburg where he conducted his PhD work.

Michele Oliver

Professor, School of Engineering, University of Guelph

Dr. Michele Oliver is a professor and professional engineer in the School of Engineering at the University of Guelph. Michele has a multidisciplinary background with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Kinesiology, and Master’s and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

Jim Potvin

Professor, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University

Dr. Jim Potvin is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University. The main focus of his basic research has been to study spine mechanics and coordination under a variety of load challenges. Studies have been conducted to assess subject responses to sudden trunk loading perturbations with manipulations of timing knowledge, load direction, local muscle fatigue and load delivery method.

Joe Quadrilatero

Associate professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

Dr. Joe Quadrilatero is an associate professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. His primary research focus is to investigate the biochemical and molecular mechanisms that regulate cell death processes (i.e. apoptosis and autophagy) in tissues, particularly in skeletal muscle.

Donald Ranney

Professor Emeritus, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

Dr. Donald Ranney is a professor meritus in the Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo. He was trained as an orthopaedic surgeon and became the chief of surgery at The Leprosy Mission, Schieffelin Leprosy Research Sanatorium, Karigiri, in South India.

Alan Salmoni

Professor, School of Kinesiology, University of Western Ontario

Dr. Alan Salmoni is a professor in the School of Kinesiology at Western University. His research spans several interdisciplinary areas within Health Sciences. His research crosses two main disciplines, aging and ergonomics, but often combines the two areas conceptually and methodologically (e.g. falls in seniors).

Joan Stevenson

Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen's University

Dr. Joan Stevenson is a professor in occupational biomechanics within the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies with a cross-appointment to the School of Rehabilitation Therapy at Queen's University.

Nancy Theberge

Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

Dr. Nancy Theberge is a professor at the University of Waterloo, where she teaches in the Department of Kinesiology and is cross appointed to the Department of Sociology.

Emile Tompa

Senior Scientist, Institute for Work & Health

Dr. Emile Tompa is a senior scientist at the Institute for Work & Health (IWH). He is a labour and health economist and his current research agenda is focused on the consequences of disability compensation system design features and other labour-market policies and programs for the health of individuals and populations.

Dwayne Van Eerd

Associate Scientist, Institute for Work & Health

Dwayne Van Eerd got his start in occupational health and safety research in a clinical setting, studying musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) of the upper body in musicians, painters, writers, and other artists following his Master of Science degree in kinesiology.

Patricia Weir

Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Windsor

Dr. Patricia Weir is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Windsor. Her research interests span human performance and motor control, the basis of expert performance, and the relationship between physical activity and successful ageing.

Richard Wells

Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

Dr. Richard Wells is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo. He was educated as a Mmchanical engineer at the University of Manchester, England and McMaster University, Canada where he specialized in Applied Mechanics with application to human function and injury; head injury in boxing and description of human gait using assistive devices.