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A showcase of U of M health, leisure, & human performance research

May 10, 2016 — 

The Active Living Centre Agora is the setting for something exciting.

Research Day 2016, an annual showcase of University of Manitoba health, leisure, and human performance research, takes place all day Wednesday, May 11.

The room will be abuzz with poster presentations from undergraduate, graduate, and PhD level UofM students, researchers, and faculty members.

A sampling of the research topics include:

  • Knowledge, Perception & Attitudes of Carbohydrates Amongst University Students;
  • Barriers to Accessing a Registered Dietitian;
  • Outcomes Following an Elite-Level Hockey Season in Youth;
  • #Tourism: The Influence of Social Media on Visitor Experiences in Churchill;
  • and more!

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management (FKRM) faculty and researchers will also be presenting formal sessions on their research in Frank Kennedy Centre in the categories of health, human performance, and Indigenous ways of knowing, health & well-being.

“Our researchers cover a wide range of interests, and we all strive to have significant impact, through our research, on the knowledge and practice in the fields of health, leisure and human performance,” says Dr. Phillip Gardiner, Director, Health, Leisure, and Human Performance Research Institute.

“Research Day provides our researchers an opportunity to showcase their research, and to discuss its potential impact.”

Research Day, now in it’s fourth year, is an initiative of the Health, Leisure, and Human Performance Research Institute (HLHPRI).

The HLHPRI is a Type I Institute within the FKRM, whose mission is to facilitate, conduct and disseminate research of the highest quality to advance our understanding of health, leisure and human performance.

The HLHPRI has Research Affiliates from all degree programs in the FKRM, as well as from the Faculties of Education, Management, Nursing, and Human Ecology; College of Rehabilitation Sciences; Natural Resource Institute; Department of Psychology, and Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology. Affiliates are also from the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, Pan Am Clinic, University of Winnipeg, and Ryerson University.

Research at the University of Manitoba is partially supported by funding from the Government of Canada Research Support Fund.

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