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It is an honour to work with such outstanding faculty, staff and students, and a privilege to serve as Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Human Kinetics.

Our research mission is to advance knowledge that will enhance health, well-being and overall quality of life. Successful mobilization of this knowledge will promote meaningful change, and provide value in the following areas: community, health, industry, policy, society/culture, and sport/recreation.

Over the next three years, our research culture will be enhanced by leveraging individual and shared strengths within the Faculty of Human Kinetics, and focusing on the following four strategic priorities:

  1. Celebrate and promote research success
  2. Enhance supportive research environment and increase internal communication
  3. Increase research impact mobilizations
  4. Create a sustainable faculty-level research program.

Our vision is to be a recognized leader in exercise and physical activity, motor behaviour, injury prevention, sport and exercise psychology and physiology, health and wellness, and sport management,  recreation, and sociocultural research, while successfully translating findings into real-world settings and providing our student scholars with the best training and exposure possible.
Yours in research,

Cheri L. M. McGowan, PhD
Associate Professor
Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies

Research Centres and Groups

Adapted Physical Exercise Research Group (APEX)

Biomechanics and Ergonomics

Centre for Human Performance and Health

Community Health, Environment, and Wellness

Motor Behaviour and Lifespan Development

Physical Activity and Cardiovascular Research (PACR)

Sport Management

Sport Psychology and Physical Activity Research Collaborative (SPPARC)