About us

Michelle Porter, PhD


As Director of the Centre on Aging, Michelle Porter oversees all of the activities of the Centre. In addition to being the Director she is a professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management. For more information on her research, go to the following link.

Michelle received her Ph.D. (Kinesiology) from the University of Western Ontario; her Master of Science Degree (Community Health) from the University of Toronto; and her Bachelor Degree (Physical and Health Education) from Laurentian University. She spent her Post-Doctoral fellowship in Boston and Sweden.

Michelle’s work with older adults extends back to her undergraduate studies, where she volunteered and worked with older adults at residences and hospitals; and at academic research centres including the Dr. Paul Schwann Centre at the University of Regina, and the Centre for Activity and Ageing at the University of Western Ontario.

The multidisciplinarity of her research is matched by the diversity of her administrative experience at the University of Manitoba serving as: Associate Dean (Research); Acting Dean; Graduate Program Chair; and Acting Director of two research institutes, including the Centre on Aging (2003–2004).

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Phone: (204) 474-8795
Email: Michelle.Porter@umanitoba.ca