Past Hallman lectures

Paul Oh

Paul Oh

Paul Oh, Cardiologist and Medical Director of the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Secondary Prevention Program at the UHN-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

2022 Exercise as health care: past, present, and future

Lucie Thibault

Lucie Thibault.

Lucie Thibault, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, and the 2021 Shaw-Mannell Leisure Research Award recipient 

2021 Shaw-Mannell Award and Hallman Lecture: Lucie Thibault

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Perry Bellegarde

Perry Bellegarde

Perry Bellegarde, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations

Panelists: Elder Myeengun Henry, Chantelle Richmond, Lori Campbell, Lori Davis Hill

Hallman Lecture and Panel: COVID 19 and Indigenous communities

Jane Philpott

Jane Philpott.

Jane Philpott, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

The state of Indigenous health in Canada: Causes and consequences

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Dan Dustin

Dan Dustin

Daniel Dustin, Professor, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, University of Utah

Remarks in Honour of Sue Shaw and Roger Mannell, December 2019

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Peter Johnson

Peter Johnson.

Peter Johnson, Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Washington

Adverse outcomes associated with occupational exposures to whole body vibration: Making a health, safety and business case

David O'Toole

David O'Toole.

David O’Toole, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

Maintaining relevance in the era of artificial intelligence

Gerard Kyle

Gerard Kyle

Gerard Kyle, Professor, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences, Texas A&M University

Leisure studies, ego involvement, and the dodo: Trying to make sense of the ebbs and flows of leisure research, November 2018

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Laura Frey Law

Laura Frey-Law.

Laura Frey Law, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science at the University of Iowa

Strength and Fatigue Adaptations with Aging: Modeling a Paradox and Implications for Musculoskeletal Injury, October 2018

Justin Garcia

Justin Garcia.

Justin Chambers, Associate Professor of Gender Studies and Research Director at The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University

Love and sex in the digital age, September 2018

Donna Chambers

Donna Chambers.

Donna Chambers, Professor of Tourism in the Faculty of Business, Law and Tourism at the University of Sunderland, UK

Whiteness, women and sex tourism, July 2018

Scott Russell

Scott Russell.

Scott Russell, MA; CBC Sports broadcaster; advisory committee for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

Building a stronger Canada through values-based sport, June 2018

Alfgeir Kristjansson

Alfgeir Kristjansson.

Alfgeir Kristjansson, Assistant Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, West Virginia University School of Public Health; Center for Social Research and Analysis, Reykjavik University

How did Iceland transform rates of adolescent substance use over a 20 year period?, February 2018

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Dana Kivel

Dana Kivel

Dana Kivel, Director, Community Engagement Center; Professor, Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration, Sacramento State University

Are we ready for radical leisure?, December 2017

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Doug Kleiber

Doug Kleiber

Doug Kleiber, Emeritus Professor, Counseling and Human Development Services; Adjunct Professor, Psychology and Gerontology, University of Georgia

The relevance of leisure in optimizing life transitions: Personal knowledge and alternative facts, December 2017

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Mike Salvaris

Mike Salvaris

Mike Salvaris, Director of the Australian National Development Index (ANDI)

Measuring the future we want, November 2017

Jack Dennerlein

Jack Dennerlein

Jack Dennerlein, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Science at Northeastern University

Demystifying ergonomics in the modern office, October 2017

John Frank

John Frank

John Frank, Director, Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research and Policy

Chronic disease prevention: "upstream" and "downstream" revisited, October 2017

Honourable Anne McLellan

Honourable Anne McLellan

Honourable Anne McLellan, Head of the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

The Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis – what does it all mean?, May 2017

Diane Phillips

Diane Phillips

Diane Phillips, Professor, School of Management, Canberra University

Fostering the conversation: creativity and innovation at the grassroots for the promotion of health and well-being at the University of Waterloo, February 2017

Brant E. Fries

Brant E. Fries

Brant E. Fries, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

“Fries’” a crowd: Current studies of long-term care eligibility, payment, and poisoning, October 2016

Laura Punnett

Laura Punnett

Laura Punnett, Distinguished University Professor, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Safe patient handling: Highlights of current research and U.S. public policy efforts to improve safety, October 2016

Leon Geffen

Dr. Leon Geffen

Dr. Leon Geffen, Family Physician, Cape Town, South Africa. Senior interRAI Fellow, South Africa

Aging in Africa: Challenges and opportunities to improve the well-being of older persons, April 2016

Alex C. Michalos

Alex C. Michalos.

Alex C. Michalos, Adjunct Professor, Brandon University

Building the Canadian Index of Wellbeing, September 2011

Robert Thirsk


Dr. Robert Thirsk, Astronaut, Canadian Space Agency with guest Richard Hughson, Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

Secrets of health in outer space and here on Earth: lessons from International Space Station Expedition 20/21, October 2010

Barbara Silverstein


Barbara Silverstein, Research Director, SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

Research to Practice to Policy and Back Again, May 2009

Tess Kay


Tess Kay, Senior Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Institute of Youth Sport, School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University

Pressure Zone or Pleasure Zone? How Family Life Impacts Work-life Balance, April 2009

Linda Duxbury


Linda Duxbury, Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University

Work-Life Balance: Rhetoric versus Reality, April 2009

Benjamin K. Hunnicutt

Benjamin K. Hunnicutt, Professor, Department of Leisure Studies, University of Iowa

Time to Live: The Forgotten Dream of Progress, the Healthy Alternative to Work Without End, March 2009

Kathryn Pollack


Kathryn Pollak, Duke University Medical Center

Doctors and Patients at the End of Life: What happens behind closed doors?, October 2008

Trevor Hancock


Trevor Hancock

Reflections on the impact and ethics of designing built environments as if people mattered, April 2008

Timothy E. Hewett


Timothy E. Hewett, Director of the Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Biomedical Engineering and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Cincinnati

Effects of Sex on Young Athletes: Why Girls' Knees are More Trouble than Boys', April 2008

Wendy Frisby


Wendy Frisby, Professor in the School of Human Kinetics and Chair of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of British Columbia

Mobilizing Communities to Promote the Health of Women and Youth Living in Poverty, March 2008

Gloria Gutman


Gloria Gutman, Simon Fraser University

Global Aging and the Continuum of Care, September 2007

Lewis Lipsitz


Lewis Lipsitz, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Chief of the Gerontology Division at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Irving and Edyth S. Usen Chair in Geriatric Medicine and Co-director of the Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew Senior Life

Fainting, Falls, and Blood Pressure Regulation in the Elderly: Insights from Clinical Geriatric Research, May 2007

Susan Kirkland


Susan Kirkland, Associate Professor and Clinical Research Scholar in the Departments of Community Health and Epidemiology and Medicine at Dalhousie University

Beyond the Fountain of Youth: Healthy Aging in the 21st Century, May 2007

Len Gray


Dr. Len Gray, Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Queensland

Express Lanes and Collectors: Using Decision-making to Ease Traffic Congestion in Acute Care, April 2007

Clinton T. Rubin


Clinton T. Rubin, SUNY Distinguished Professor, Director of the Center for Biotechnology, Chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the State University of New York

Osteoporosis: Can it be Prevented Without the Use of Drugs?, March 2007

Jaber Gubrium


Jaber F. Gubrium, Professor, Chair of Sociology at the University of Missouri-

Aging, Life Stories, and Social Context, February 2007

Alan Hargens

Dr. Alan Hargens , Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, San Diego

Snakes in Space, October 2006

Kermit Davis


Dr. Kermit Davis , Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Cincinnati

When the Individual and the Workplace Interact: The Story of Low Back Pain, June 2006

Michelle Porter


Michelle Porter, Professor in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation Studies at the University of Manitoba

Driving and Aging - An In-Vehicle Approach, April 2006

Linda Caldwell


Linda Caldwell, professor of recreation, park, and tourism management and human development and family studies, Penn State University.

Leisure and Health: Joining Forces to Prevent Youth Risk Behaviour, March 2006

Ed Smith


Ed Smith, Director of Evaluation Research for the Prevention Research Center and Director of the Prevention and Methodology pre and post-doctoral Training Program

Leisure and Health: Joining Forces to Prevent Youth Risk Behaviour, March 2006

Deborah Bowen


Deborah Bowen, Professor, Department of Health Services, School of Public Health, University of Washington

Applying Social Behaviour Science Findings to Eliminate Health Disparities, February 2006

Stuart McGill

Stuart McGill

Stuart McGill, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

Strategies to Prevent Low Back Injury: Fact vs. Fiction, April 2002

Christina Mills


Christina Mills, former Director General of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control at Health Canada and President of the Canadian Public Health Association

April 2002 to May 2003

Roy Romanow


The Honourable Roy Romanow, former Chairman of the Commission for the Future of Health Care in Canada

The Future of Health Care in Canada, November 2001

Ron Borland


Ron Borland, inaugural Director of the VicHealth Centre for Tobacco Control, a unit of the Cancer Control Research Institute at the Anti-Cancer Council of Victoria in Melbourne Australia.

Where Should we be Going in Tobacco Regulation?, July 2001

Phil Campagna


Phil Campagna, professor in the School of Physical and Health Education at Dalhousie University

Children - Less Active and More Obese: What can we do?, May 2001

Fraser Mustard


Dr. Fraser Mustard, former surgeon at McMaster University Hospital and Director of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

The Effect of the Early Years on Health, Learning and Behaviour throughout the Life Cycle, May 2000