Action Research on Youth Physical Literacy in Recreation

Physical literacy means developing the foundational skills and the confidence required to participate in regular physical activity, play a sport or get to the podium. Research shows that physical activity levels start to decline as children enter into adolescence. Recreation organizations, such as YMCA Calgary are interested in finding out how their programs help support youth to stay active.

A stakeholder analysis of outreach opportunities to support low-carbon smart transitions for transit modernization

Transportation that uses green energy is environmentally friendly and helps to reduce greenhouse gas emission. But there is a tension between the stakeholders, policy makers and public on their economic return, policy implementation and perception on innovation in technology in transit respectively.

Ontario__Brock University

A $5,000 contribution from the academic supervisor or university is required in lieu of provincial funding.
Fellowships will be awarded competitively.

Reversing the "brain drain": Where is Canadian STEM talent going and why?

Human capital migration, or "brain drain" as it is more commonly known, is a long-debated subject in Canadian public policy. This process involves large-scale emigration of talented individuals, educated in one country, but who choose to work in other countries to seek out higher salaries, prestige or greater occupational mobility. While this phenomenon has been long debated and discussed mostly in relation to doctors and other medical professionals - policymakers in Canada are still often left wondering why highly skilled Canadians opt to work abroad.

Examining the effects of “Fearless Physical Activity” workshops on physiological and psychosocial health in children with congenital heart disease

The “Fearless Physical Activity” workshops are designed to educate and introduce children with congenital heart disease (CHD) to physical activities that are safe for their health. These workshops will provide opportunities for children with CHD and their families to try new activities and to learn about the benefits of lifelong physical activity, specific to those with CHD. The research project undertaken by the intern will look at the effect of these workshops on daily physical activity, physical activity motivation and self-esteem.

The Recess Project

Our goal is to continue to provide the solution to the problems that elementary schools are facing across Ontario. To re-define the existing culture of recess by providing healthy role models, options and equipment and advocating for spaces more conducive to play. Our research team is currently the only one in Canada dedicated to research on recess.

Nutritional and exercise recovery strategies to improve sports performance in young athletes – the need for protein

The purpose of this multi-project study is to investigate the effects of two different doses of protein supplementation following exercise training on muscle damage and inflammation, as well as on post-recovery exercise performance in young swimmers. Sub-project 1 examines whether whey protein supplementation following a training session enhances exercise performance and affects post-exercise muscle damage and inflammation.