Fort Garry STAR co-lead
Courtney Addison is a second-year Master’s student in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management. Her research focuses on how movement performance can improve in dementia patients using music therapy. Courtney decided to complete her master's in this field because of her Papa. “He inspired me based on the effect music had on him. The impact it made on his quality of life and overall mood was incredible and it got me thinking, ‘What was going on inside his brain to create such a drastic change?’ One moment he was aggressive, and the other moment he was calm as Frank Sinatra sings through the record player. He helped me realize my true calling: to help those with dementia improve their independence and quality of life through the power of music.”
Courtney has a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Manitoba and volunteers with the Minds in Motion program.