Past Seminars

2014 - 2015


All seminars are in the Room 136, Frank Kennedy Centre, Fort Garry Campus (unless otherwise noted)

** All dates and times are subject to change.

Dr. Jonathan McGavock, PhD, University of Manitoba, October 3, 2014 2:30pm. Title: Peer mentoring for diabetes prevention in youth in Indigenous communities.

Dr. Troy Glover, PhD, University of Waterloo, November 21, 2014, 2:30pm. Title: Connected for well-being: Social capital and the value of sociability.

Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PhD, University of British Columbia, November 28, 2014, 2:30pm. Title: Exercise to promote cognitive and brain health.

Dr. Douglas Brown, PhD, University of Manitoba, January 23, 2015 2:30pm. Title: A critical lens focused on Canadian sport: NFB documentaries of the 1950's and 1960's.

Dr. Brendan Hokowhitu, PhD, University of Alberta, February 6, 2015 2:30pm. Title: Indigeneity, sport and physical activity: Colonialism, neo-colonialism and resistance.

Dr. Sandra Webber, PhD, University of Manitoba, February 27, 2015 2:30pm. Title: Physical activity: Individuals' perceptions and objective measurement in older adults with chronic disease.

Dr. Leisha Strachan, PhD, University of Manitoba, March 20, 2015 2:30pm.  Title: Helping kids develop psychological literacy through sport.

Dr. Sherry Grace, PhD, York University, April 10, 2015 2:30pm, Title: Cardiac rehabilitation referral and access.


Note: The following seminars are eligible for one CSEP Professional Development Credits for CSEP members under Category G on the CSEP PDC chart and/or one hour of Continuing Education Credits for Manitoba Fitness Council members:  Oct 3, 2014; Nov 28, 2014; Feb 27, 2015; and April 10, 2015.

Note: The seminar on October 24, 2014 is recognized under the NCCP Professional Development Credit Program.  NCCP Certified Coaches will receive PDCs for attending this workshop.


2013 - 2014

All seminars are in the Room 136, Frank Kennedy Centre, Fort Garry Campus (unless otherwise noted)

** All dates and times are subject to change.

Malcolm Smith, PhD & Christine Kreklewetz, PhD, University of Manitoba, September 13, 2013 2:30pm. Title: Is narrative an effective method for helping Health Care Aides learn about long-term care residents?: A pilot study.

Tanya Berry, PhD, University of Alberta, October 4, 2013 2:30pm.  Title: Pay Attention! Promoting physical activity in a crowded media world.

Diana McMillan, PhD, Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba, November 1, 2013, 2:30pm. Title: Sweet dreams: How good sleep can optimize performance.

Christine O'Bonsawin, PhD, University of Victoria, November 22, 2013 2:30pm. Title: 'Hymn to the North': Colonial narratives, Indigenous histories, and the 2010 opening ceremony.

Barry Lavallee, MD, University of Manitoba, Caroline Chartrand, RN/BN, Diabetes Integration Project Inc; & Elizabeth Ready, PhD, University of Manitoba, January 10, 2014 2:30pm.       Title: E se sa wi yahk: The journey*

Harvey Lemelin, PhD, Lakehead University, January 31, 2014 2:30pm. Title: From parks and historic sites to wildlife and last chance tourism. Balancing community-based research needs and tourism expectations in Northern Canada.

Leisha Strachan, PhD, University of Manitoba, February 14, 2014 2:30pm. Title: SCORE! Promoting positive youth development in sport

Susan Hutchinson, PhD, Dalhousie University, February 25, 2014 1:00pm, Engineering and Information Technology Complex (EITC) Rm. E2-110. Title: Bridging Recreation and Health Research-to-Practice Gap(s): Lessons Learned Along the Way.

Sarah Teetzel, PhD, University of Manitoba, March 7, 2014 2:30pm, Title: Drug testing student-athletes: Ethical issues and social implications

Sean Horton, PhD, University of Windsor, March 28, 2014 2:30pm. Title: Getting it and keeping it: Skill acquisition and maintenance through the lifespan

Jonathon Fowles, PhD, Acadia University, April 24, 2014 10:30am. Title: Action Research in Action: Lessons learned from a national dissemination of a physical activity resource

* We are moving: The journey with the Diabetes Integration Project

Note: The October 4, February 14, and March 28 seminars are eligible for PDCs for CSEP members under Category G on the CSEP PDC chart. The April 24 seminar is eligible for PDCs for CSEP members under Category C on the CSEP PDC chart.

Note: MFC Continuing Education Credits as follows: Oct. 4 (1T); Nov. 1 (.5T); Jan. 10 (.5T); Jan. 31 (.5T); Feb. 14 (1T); Mar. 7 (.5T); Mar. 28 (1T); Apr. 24 (1.5T)


2012 - 2013

All seminars are in the Investor's Group Athletic Centre Room 238 (unless otherwise noted)

** All dates and times are subject to change.

Christine Van Winkle, PhD, University of Manitoba, September 21, 2012 2:30pm. Title: Exploring the visitor's experience.

Michelle Fortier, PhD, University of Ottawa, October 26, 2012 2:30pm. Title: Outcomes and real world impacts of the Physical Activity Councelling (PAC) trial.

Russell Tupling, PhD, University of Waterloo, November 16, 2012 2:30pm. Title: Ca2+ ion cycling in muscle as a site for diet-induced adaptive thermogenesis.

Zana Lutfiyya, PhD, University of Manitoba, November 30, 2012 2:30pm. Title: 'Seeing is believing': How media portrayals affect belonging in the community.

Michael Campbell, PhD, University of Manitoba, January 18, 2013 2:30pm. Title: "Someone needs to tell people." Perceptions of visitors to a developing tourist destination.

Russell Field (Moderator), PhD, University of Manitoba, February 8, 2013 2:30pm, Room E3-262 EITC (Senate Chambers, Engineering Information and Technology Complex). Title: Representing kids in action: A film screening & panel discussion on children's sport and play.

Ryan Rhodes, PhD, University of Victoria, March 11, 2013 2:30pm, Frank Kennedy Centre Rm. 136. Title: Removing the intention-behaviour gap in physical activity participation.

Monica Maly, PhD, McMaster University, April 5, 2013 2:30pm, Frank Kennedy Centre Rm. 136. Title: Abnormal and cumulative knee joint loading in osteoarthritis.


All seminars will be held in the IGAC Room 238 (Conference Room A) unless otherwise noted.

** All dates and times are subject to change.

Gordon Giesbrecht, PhD - University of Manitoba, October 28, 2011 2:30pm. Title: You’re as cold as ice: Confessions after 25 years of freezing people.

Lucie Pelland, PhD, PT - Queen's University, November 3, 2011 2:30pm. Title: What can reaching movements tell us about brain development?.

Bruce Kidd, PhD - University of Toronto, January 27, 2012 2:30pm. Title: The struggle for human rights in sports. Will be held in 136 Frank Kennedy Centre with reception to follow in 133 Frank Kennedy Centre.

Geneviève Rail, PhD - Concordia University, February 10, 2012 2:30pm. Title: Postcards from the obesity factory: Impact on young women’s constructions of health.

William Kraemer, PhD - University of Connecticut, February 15, 2012 9:30am. Title: The physiology of resistance training. Will be held in 224 Education Building.

Russell Field, PhD - University of Manitoba, March 2, 2012 2:30pm. Title: When the world gathers: International sporting events as sites of protest and resistance.

Amy Latimer, PhD - Queen's University, March 16, 2012, 2:30pm. Title: Messages that move you: Evidence-based strategies for constructing effective physical activity messages.

Carla Santos, PhD - Illinois University at Urbana-Champaign, March 23, 2012 2:00pm. Title: Representing, managing and experiencing tourism.


Wendy Rodgers, PhD - University of Alberta, October 1, 2010, 3:00pm. Title: The role of social cognition in exercise and other health behaviours.

John Spence, PhD - University of Alberta, October 18, 2010, 2:00pm. Title: Obesity and urban farm: Where you live and what you weigh ARE connected.

Michelle Porter, PhD - University of Manitoba, November 10, 2010, 2:00pm. Title: The triumphs and challenges of carrying out a longitudinal study of older drivers - the CanDrive experience.

Jessica Fraser-Thomas, PhD - York University, November 22, 2010, 2:00pm. Title: Keep kids playing. Help them grow.

Dean Kriellaars, PhD - University of Manitoba, January 13, 2011, 10:00am. Title: Disability to ability: Physical literacy and participation.

Gord Giesbrecht, PhD - University of Manitoba, February 15, 2011, 10:00am. Title: Get me outta here! Lifesaving conclusions from Operation ALIVE (Automobile submersion: Lessons In Vehicle Escape).

Kejian Xu, PhD - China University of Geosciences, Beijing China, March 3, 2011, 10:00am. Title: The Geoparks in China

Gaylene Carpenter, EdD - University of Oregon, March 22, 2011, Time 1:00pm. Title: A study of leisure during adulthood 1987-2011.

Sharon Wall, PhD - University of Winnipeg, March 29, 2011, 11:30am. Title: Nature, outdoor recreation and the Ontario summer camp: Does history have any lessons for the future?

Robert Ross, PhD - Queen's University, May 18, 2011, 1:30pm. Title: The Failure of Canada to Manage Lifestyle-based Disease: Challenges and Opportunities. 136 Frank Kennedy Centre - Map.


Jon McGavock, PhD – HLHP Research Institute, September 30, 2009. Title: The Impact of Socio Economic Status on Diabetes Management in Youth Onset Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

Shaelyn Strachan, PhD – University of Ottawa, November 16, 2010 . Title: I am an Exerciser: How does Self-Identification as an Exerciser Aid in Exercise Adherence?

Jean Côté, PhD – Queen’s University, February 4, 2010 . Title: A Developmental Approach to Sport Participation and Performance.

Audrey L. Hicks, PhD – McMaster University, February 9, 2010 . Title: Exercise Rehabilitation after SCI: Putting Research into Practice.

Joy Butler, PhD – University of British Columbia, March 4, 2010. Title: Engaging Students in Physical Education Through TGfU (Teaching Games for Understanding).

Jay Cohn, M.D. – University of Minnesota, June 9, 2010. Title: Screening for Detection of Early Cardiovascular Disease.



Mike Campbell, PhD – HLHP Research Institute. September 19, 2008. Title: Sustainable Tourism in Uganda: a tool for enhancement of rural livelihoods and conservation of biodiversity

Sophie Lalande, PhD Postdoctoral fellow - Mayo Clinic. September 30, 2008. Title: The Effect of Type 2 Diabetes on the Cardiovascular Response to Exercise

Michelle Smith, PhD - Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland Brisbane, Australia. November 3, 2008. Title: Competing demands on the trunk muscles: effects, consequences and mechanisms.

Jan Schmalenberg, MPA – Chair of Winnipeg in motion initiative & Program Specialist Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. November 18, 2008. Title: Partnerships: The Heart and Soul of Community Development

Todd Duhamel, PhD – HLHP Research Institute. November 26, 2008. Title: Lessons that can be learned from the tortoise and the Hare: High intensity exercise improves health.

John Bosco, PhD student - Makerere University, Uganda and Heather Machray, PhD student - University of Manitoba. January 20, 2009. Title: Negotiating Interests: Researchers and Sustainable Cross-Cultural Development.

Ian Janssen, PhD – Assistant Professor, Queens University – February 2, 2009. Title: Physical activity and health in kids: how much, how hard, and how often.

Sharon Bruce, PhD – Assistant Professor, Community Health Sciences – Faculty of Medicine. February 26, 2009. Title: Culture or Context: Understanding a diabetes epidemic in a First Nation population.

Marc Poulin, PhD – Associate Professor, Kinesiology - University of Calgary. March 25, 2009. Title: Effects of Cardio-respiratory Fitness and Cerebral Blood Flow on Cognitive Outcomes in Older Women