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Monday, May 24, 2021

A Pandemic Year in Review

Fifteen months off campus and DIESEL has managed to keep busy! As we head into Spring 2021, we have news (hope!) of a slow return to campus in Fall 2021 to boost our spirits. While we all look ahead to getting back in the lab, here's a look back at our pandemic year...

Monday, July 29, 2019

Farewell, Alison!

One of our post-doctoral students, Alison McDonald has accepted a new position as a Research Scientist for a London, Ontario company. This industry role will be a big change for Alison, having been in the academic system since her undergraduate days at University of Waterloo, and we are excited for her and supportive of this new challenge she is undertaking! Her last day will be Friday.

DIESEL trainees are currently recruiting participants for a research study! 

We are actively looking for individuals with overweight or obese body types (as determined by the Body Mass Index (BMI) measurement) for an ergonomics research study taking place on campus in our lab. The aim of this study is to assess differences in physical exposures between varying body composition groups while performing manual material handling tasks. 

DIESEL trainees are currently recruiting participants for an upcoming research study!

We are looking for male and female volunteers to help us investigate muscle activity in individuals with different breast tissue thickness.

Recruitment Poster (PDF)

Members of DIESEL will be travelling to the Ontario Biomechanics Conference (OBC) at the Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, Ontario on March 10-12th to present some of their recent research to fellow biomechanics undergraduate and graduate students. Now in it's 14th year, OBC is organized to provide an opportunity for Ontario biomechanics students to network and present their work in a casual and nurturing environment.

Congratulations are in order for Rachel Whittaker, who successfully defended her Master's thesis on December 21st, 2016. Rachel presented her research entitled "Upper extremity kinematic changes and shoulder muscle fatigue in a repetitive goal directed task".