You don’t have to be a kinesiologist to appreciate the passion, patience, effort and teamwork that goes into their research, says Lisa Porter.
That’s why the biology professor is excited about delivering a keynote address at the 9th annual Kinesiology Research Day, Tuesday, March 10. The event, which runs 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Human Kinetics Building, will showcase projects by undergraduate and graduate students.
“This kind of event provides the deserved recognition and much-needed pats on the back to young researchers,” says Dr. Porter.
Scientific director of the Windsor Cancer Research Group, she says that innovation comes from collaboration between disciplines, which drives research by approaching problems in new ways.
“The health research field is making fast advancements and we’re at a time where we have a lot of technology and information,” says Porter. “But the best way to move forward is working in teams and coming together as groups.”
She points to her group, a joint venture between UWindsor and Windsor Regional Hospital, as an example of building relationships between the scientific and the clinical research communities.
“While cancer has been reported as far back as 1600 BC, if you just look at the advances we’ve made since the 1960s, it’s been an explosion of knowledge,” Porter says. “That’s because of collaboration and research, in addition to technology.”
Her keynote address comes at 11:30 a.m. in the middle of the day’s program:
- 8:30 a.m. student panel discussion, “What Kinesiology Research Can Do For You: Student Perspectives”
- 10 a.m. speed poster session
- 11:30 a.m. opening remarks
- 11:35 a.m. keynote address by Lisa A. Porter, associate professor of biology, University of Windsor
- 12:30 p.m. poster viewing session
- 1:30 p.m. awards presentations
Porter’s remarks and the poster viewing are open to the public. Events are divided between the Human Kinetics Building’s room 140 and the adjacent atrium.