Research Council

Research Council Executive Members

Alexandra Stoddart, Chair
University of Regina
Regina, SK

Tim Fletcher, Past Chair
Brock University
St. Catharines, ON

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

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

Spencer Briggs, Graduate Student Representative
Brock University
St. Catharines, ON

Teresa Fowler, PHE Canada Research Council Forum Co-Chair
Concordia University of Edmonton
Edmonton, AB

Dr. Teresa Anne Fowler (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Concordia University of Edmonton. Teresa works with preservice teachers to understand the impacts of colonization on science education and our methods of teaching elementary science in K-12 schools. Her research is critical white masculinities and focuses on how established languages of dominance inform hockey culture and climate activism including the impact on the ways in which men understand masculinity both on and off the ice as well as through work with a colleague on introducing a new theory called Critical Energy Literacy as a means to open up dialogue on how we engage in climate activism. 

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.

Ty Riddick, PHE Canada Research Council Forum Organizing Committee Graduate Student Liaison 
University of Alberta
Okotoks, AB

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

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


For more information, please read the position descriptions.