Dean Kriellaars is a faculty member of the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. He supervises the Human Performance Lab at the University of Manitoba which is devoted to research on physical literacy. He is a scientist of the Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba, and an associate of the Spinal Cord Research Centre in Winnipeg.  He is the Scientific Director of the Centre for Circus Arts Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer (CRITAC) at the Ecole Nationale de Cirque in Montreal, Canada. He is the recipient of numerous awards for building community wellness through service to community, as well as major awards for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. He is the original designer or contributor for many tools for assessing physical literacy.