Dr. Todd Duhamel, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program Chair, Principal Investigator, Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre.
How the cold affects our bodies - January 7, 2014, CBC Radio, 89.3, the Current
Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, Professor & Associate Dean (Special Projects) explains how the cold affects the human body.
Get moving for health and happiness - January 5, 2014, CJOB
Dr. Todd Duhamel, Assistant Professor & Graduate Program Chair shares why it's important to get active and moving this new year, plus interesting research regarding physical inactivity and depression risk after heart surgery.
Snowmobiling and winter survival in the wilderness - December 9, 2013, CJOB
Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, Professor & Associate Dean (Special Projects) provides tips on surviving a cold winter's night in the wilderness.
Ethics - Ask a UM Expert: London 2012 Olympics - 08/03/2012
Dr. Sarah Teetzel from the University of Manitoba's Health, Leisure, and Human Performance Institute talks about her research and the ethical concerns around performance enhancement and gender testing.
Dr. Russell Field from the University of Manitoba's Health, Leisure, and Human Performance Institute examines elite sporting events as historical sites of protest and why it's hard to gauge return on investment from Olympic bids.
from the University of Manitoba's Health, Leisure, and Human Performance Institute shares insight into sports psychology around elite athletic events.
Dr. Dean Kriellaars, adjunct professor in physiology and researcher in the University of Manitoba's Health, Leisure, and Human Performance Institute, talks about the physiological affects of performance enhancement and the future of doping.
Campus Cast: The Cold Facts - 0/09/2011
Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht dispels myths about cold and gives practical advice to chilly people.
"Never accept numbness," says University of Manitoba researcher Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, AKA Professor Popsicle, about being cold. Dr. Giesbrecht describes how to recognize when you are at risk of frostbite, and throws in a helpful tip on preventing frostbite on your hands. (HINT: Use your armpits.)
University of Manitoba researcher Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, AKA Professor Popsicle, talks about dealing with the cold, and whether it is a mental or physical thing. Dr. Giesbrecht studies human responses to exercise/work in extreme environments. He has conducted hundreds of cold water immersion studies that have provided valuable information about cold stress physiology and pre-hospital care for human hypothermia.
Cheating at the Olympics: How prevalent is it? - 02/10/2010
University of Manitoba kinesiology professor Dr. Sarah Teetzel, who researches cheating and doping in sports, comments on the possible prevalence of cheating at the Olympics. Teetzel also comments on the consequences of cheating, as well as the idea of Arnold Schwartzenegger, who has admitted to using performance-enhancing steroids in the past, being a torch bearer at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.