CANCELLED: “CIHR’s Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis: On the Move” by Phillip Gardiner


McIntyre Medical Building Room 521, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y6, CA
Free, but registration is appreciated.

Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been cancelled. We are sorry for any inconvenience. 


Research and International Relations, in collaboration with the Faculty of Education (Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education), presents

“CIHR’s Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis: On the Move”


Researchers, students, and administrators are invited to a special talk by Dr. Phillip Gardiner, Interim Scientific Director of CIHR’s Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis.

Drawing on his experiences from both sides of the grant process, Dr. Gardiner will share information on the Institute’s mission, mandate, and funding opportunities.


“CIHR’s Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis: On the Move”


Tuesday, October 23, 2012
12 - 1:30 p.m.

McIntyre Medical Building
Room 521
3655 Promenade Sir William Osler

Free, but registration is appreciated.

RSVP by October 19
lorraine.torpy [at] 


About Phillip Gardiner

Dr. Phillip Gardiner is Director of the Health, Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute, and holds professorial positions in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management (as Associate Dean, Research), and in the Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, at University of Manitoba. He is also Director of the interdisciplinary PhD program in Applied Health Sciences at University of Manitoba. He currently holds a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Health Studies. Dr. Gardiner is a member of the Spinal Cord Research Center, where he directs a research laboratory, and of the Neurodegenerative Disease Research Group.After receiving his PhD in Exercise Physiology at University of Alberta in 1976, and spending two years of postdoctoral studies in Neuromuscular Physiology at UCLA, he took a position as Professor of Kinesiology at University of Montreal, where he worked for 26 years before taking his current position at University of Manitoba in 2002. Dr. Gardiner has been Editor-in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Applied Physiology (1995-2000), and President (2000-2002) and Executive Director (2006-2008) of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology. He conducts research on the effects of physical activity, inactivity and aging on the nervous and neuromuscular systems, and has published over 100 articles and three books in this area.

His research has been supported by grants from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Canada, the Canadian Space Agency, and the National Institutes of Health in the United States. He has served as the University of Manitoba delegate to the CIHR, and has been a member and Chair of the MOV peer-review committee of CIHR. Dr. Gardiner has been a member of the advisory board of IMHA since 2007, and assumed the position of advisory board chair in 2010.

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