About us

Stephanie Chesser, PhD

Research Associate

As a Research Associate at the Centre on Aging, Stephanie is conducting research related to the Manitoba Our Voice Initiative (MOVI). This project, which utilizes citizen science (i.e. the partnering of community volunteers with scientists to investigate real-world problems), will explore the feasibility of older adults using a tablet-based application to assess the age-friendliness of their communities. In particular, the MOVI initiative is interested in testing the use of this new technology in Manitoba’s winter conditions.    

Previously, Stephanie received her Ph.D. (Recreation and Leisure Studies, specialization in aging, health and well-being) from the University of Waterloo, her Master of Public Health degree from Lakehead University, and her Bachelor’s degree (Biology) from Queen’s University. She also holds two postgraduate certifications in Health Services and Policy Research (Lakehead University) and University Teaching (University of Waterloo).

Stephanie’s research interests include gender, well-being, and leisure across the life course, as well as qualitative methodologies and feminist theory.

Phone: (204) 474-6296
Email: Stephanie.Chesser@umanitoba.ca