IPLC Winnipeg

Keynotes

Dr. Stephane Lenoski

Dr. Stephane Lenoski

Exercise Physiologist, Family Doctor and Sports Medicine Physician

Dr. Stephane Lenoski is an Exercise Physiologist, Family Doctor and Sports Medicine Physician in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is the first ever practicing Exercise Physiologist/Family Doctor/Sports Medicine Doctor in Canada. He has an extensive sports background, including 4 years in the Western Hockey League, 3 years as a CIS Academic All-Canadian and as a defenseman for Team Canada at the 2009 World University Games, in Harbin, China. Currently, he is the Co-Chair of the First Five Years of Practice Manitoba Chapter. He is a board member of the Manitoba College of Family Physicians and is Vice-Chair of the Doctors Manitoba Wellness Committee. He has published articles in the area of concussion and physician wellness. He is also a mentor in the Doctors Manitoba Mentorship Program. He is passionate about exercise literacy and the prevention of chronic diseases. He is determined to bridge the gap between healthcare professionals and exercise providers and he is Co-Founder of The Winnipeg Weight Loss Clinic. He is also part of the Canadian Exercise is Medicine Working Group directed at implementing exercise prescription curriculums in Canadian Medical Schools. He is a preceptor at Legacy Sports Medicine in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he regularly supervises medical students and residents as part of their residency training. He is currently in the process of completing a Masters in Medical Education from the University of Dundee, UK. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Dr. Guy Faulkner

Dr. Guy Faulkner

Professor Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Public Health Agency of Canada (CIHR-PHAC) Chair in Applied Public Health

Sport for Life is excited to announce that Dr. Guy Faulkner, whose expertise focuses on the intersection between physical activity and mental health, will present at the International Physical Literacy Conference (IPLC) 2019. As one of the leading experts on physical activity interventions, Faulkner also has a wealth of knowledge from the realm of mental health to share with attendees of IPLC 2019, which takes place in Winnipeg, Manitoba from May 7 to 10. As a professor in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia, Faulkner is also a CIHR-PHAC Chair in Applied Public Health. He has been a member of the research work group for the 2012–2018 Active Healthy Kids Canada / ParticipACTION report cards on physical activity for children and youth. He also contributed to the development of the Canadian 24- Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years, and for Children and Youth. Faulkner is also the founding editor of the Elsevier journal Mental Health and Physical Activity. His keynote address will focus on the relationship that physical literacy has with physical activity and mental health. As one of the most respected minds in this space, he’s sure to have compelling insights for those attending IPLC 2019. “We’ve known for a while now that physical activity is good for our mental health, but there’s not too many out there who can speak on this topic with the same authority and knowledge as Dr. Guy Faulkner. We’re honoured that he’s one of our keynotes at IPLC 2019,” said Richard Way, Sport for Life CEO.
Catherine Carty

Catherine Carty

UNESCO Chair Manager, Institute of Technology Tralee Ireland & Chair of the Global Partnership for Children’s with Disabilities Physical Activity and Sport Taskforce

Catherine Carty is UNESCO Chair Manager, Institute of Technology Tralee Ireland & Chair of the Global Partnership for Children’s with Disabilities Physical Activity and Sport Taskforce. Catherine manages the UNESCO Chair “Transforming the lives of people with disabilities, their families, and Communities through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness”. The Chair is a globally focused centre that works to support the realisation of the rights of all in and through physical education, physical activity and sport. Catherine, in line with the Chairs remit, is coordinating global efforts to address inclusive action across physical education, physical activity and sport aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  She directs the strategic operations of the Chair academic and research team. She is an active researcher, academic, and advocate for inclusion. Her work with the Chair involves working closely with UNESCO and across the UN system, civic society, and academia, governmental and non-governmental agencies. Catherine has worked to position disability inclusion in and through sport a key driver of the sport response to the Sustainable Development Goals. Catherine has worked to maximize the impact of the Chair in as a change agent for disability inclusion for the betterment of all of society. Catherine is a member of the Steering Group on model indicators on the contribution of sport, physical activity and physical education to the SDGs coordinated by the Commonwealth Secretariat. She is also working with WHO on the development of the monitoring framework for the Global Action Plan on Physical Activity.
Dr. Dean Kriellaars

Dr. Dean Kriellaars

Faculty member of the School of Medical Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba

Dr. Dean Kriellaars is a faculty member of the School of Medical Rehabilitation, Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba. He is a member of the Spinal Cord Research Centre and a scientist of the Manitoba Institute of Child Health. His Human Performance Laboratory has numerous students and staff directed to undertaking research on exercise, physical activity and obesity. Dr. Kriellaars has been awarded two major university teaching awards, as well as national and international awards for scientific research and innovation. Dr. Kriellaars has received two University of Manitoba Presidential Outreach awards for his community work. In 2007, he was named as the co-chair of the Premiers Council on Health Living for the province of Manitoba. He was awarded the Healthy Living Award (2007) for his outstanding activities in building community wellness in the province of Manitoba.
Dr. John Cairney

Dr. John Cairney

Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto President-elect, North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine

Dr. John Cairney is Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto, and Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at McMaster University. John is also Director of the Infant and Child Health Research (INCH) lab, which operates two research facilities at both the UofT and McMaster. He is currently President of the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine and Past-President of the Canadian Academy of Psychiatric Epidemiology. An internationally recognized leader in the field of child health and physical activity, Dr. Cairney is the author/editor of four books and more than 230 peer-reviewed research articles. He has held numerous funded grants, totalling more than $16.5 million in research grants and contracts as a Principal Investigator. Throughout his career, Dr. Cairney has held several major research positions including a Tier II Canada Research

Chair at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health/Uof T, an endowed professorship in child health research and the McMaster Family Medicine Research Chair. A Fellow of the American Psychopathological Association, Dr. Cairney is also the recipient of the Alexander Leighton Award for Lifetime Achievement in Psychiatric Epidemiology. A sought after scientific consultant to government, Dr. Cairney was co-lead on the evaluation of the child and youth mental health strategy in Ontario, a member of scientific advisory board for Healthy Kids CommunityChallenge, expert advisor on the brain health supplement to the ParticipACTION Report Card (2018), and lead investigator on the special needs strategy in the province of Ontario. In addition to sitting on the editorial boards of several major journals, he is currently the editor-in-chief of the Current Developmental Disorders Reports (published by Springer Press).

Dr. Dean Dudley

Dr. Dean Dudley

Senior Lecturer - Health & Physical Education Macquarie University

Dr. Dean Dudley is the Senior Lecturer and Researcher of Health and Physical Education in the Faculty of Human Sciences at Macquarie University, Sydney (Australia) and World Regional Vice President to Fédération Internationale d’Education Physique (International Federation of Physical Education – FIEP). Dr. Dudley received his Ph.D. in physical education from the University of Wollongong, Australia in 2012. Dean is a 2012 Churchill Fellow and ongoing expert consultant to several United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) agencies. He was an Expert Consultant on the UNESCO Quality Physical Education Guidelines for Policymakers in 2015 and the Sixth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport in 2017. He is currently a Special Advisor to the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Laboratory project and the UNESCO International Centre of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagement. Dean is also an Independent Specialist in Health and Physical Education to UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education in Geneva.

Dean’s research focuses on the assessment and reporting of physical education and the development of observable learning outcomes pertaining to physical literacy. He is also a researcher of evidence-based approaches to health and physical education that yield large learning effects in the cognitive, affective, social and psychomotor learning domains.