The goals of the Institute are facilitated primarily through the activities of the Research Affiliates and Associates. Research Affiliates may hold a primary academic appointment at the University of Manitoba. At present there are 48 Research Affiliates; 21 with a primary appointment in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, with the remaining Affiliates holding primary appointments in the Faculties of Health Science, Education and Management, and the Departments of Psychology, Human Nutritional Sciences, and Environment & Geography. Several research affiliates are from other institutions such as the University of Winnipeg, Ryerson University, University of New Brunswick, Vancouver Island University, and Pan Am Clinic. Research Associates are full or part-time researchers with an interest in health, leisure and human performance. The number of Research Associates varies depending upon the nature of the projects in the Institute. There are presently 3 Professional Affiliates/Associates.