Research Council

Research Council Executive Members

Jeff Crane, Chair
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland

Alexandra Stoddart, Past Chair
University of Regina
Regina, SK

Stephen Berg, Chair Elect
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC

Astrid Kendrick, Member-at-Large West
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Wendy Barber, Member-at-Large Central
Ontario Tech University
Oshawa, ON

Roxanne Seaman, Member-at-Large East
Acadia University
Wolfville, NS

Sabrina Razack, PHE Canada Board Representative
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

McKenna Szczepanowski, Graduate Student Representative
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON

Lisa Taylor, PHE Canada Research Council Forum Co-Chair
University of King's College
Halifax, NS

Lisa M. Taylor, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education at Mount Royal University. She has instructed undergraduate and graduate physical and health education courses at various Canadian universities, and enjoyed eight years as a physical and health education specialist in K–12 schools. Her current research focuses on teacher health in relation to the pandemic and post-secondary pedagogy for health promotion. Lisa is also the editor of the Runner: The Journal of the Health and Physical Education Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association.

Michelle Kilborn, PHE Canada Research Council Forum Co-Chair
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Michelle Kilborn is an Assistant Professor (Teaching) and the Academic Director, Outreach & Professional Learning for the Centre for Wellbeing in Education at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. Michelle began her career as a K-12 teacher in British Columbia where she also provided leadership to the physical education community as president of PHE BC. In addition, she has previously provided service to PHE Canada as a member of the Council of Provinces and Territories and Research Council executive member. Michelle moved to Alberta in 2006 and as Curriculum Manager for PHE programs of study at Alberta Education, she was instrumental in co-developing the Alberta Framework for Kindergarten to Grade 12 Wellness Education. Michelle’s research area focuses on reconceptualizing physical and health education, with a special interest in holistic, wellness-oriented approaches; wisdom perspectives on health and wellbeing; physical and health education teacher education; and comprehensive school health.

Spencer Briggs, PHE Canada Research Council Forum Organizing Committee Graduate Student Liaison 
Brock University
Brock, ON

Melanie Davis, Ex-Officio 
ED/CEO, PHE Canada
Ottawa, ON

Ellen Long, Ex-Officio 
Director, Engagement and Knowledge Mobilization, PHE Canada
Ottawa, ON


For more information, please read the position descriptions.