Research Council Executive Members Alexandra Stoddart, Chair University of Regina Regina, SK Show/hide bio Dr. Alexandra Stoddart is an Assistant Professor in the Health, Outdoor, and Physical Education (HOPE) subject area in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina. In addition to graduate courses, she teaches HOPE undergraduate courses in both the Elementary and Secondary programs. She enjoys the opportunity to see her students learn, grow, and thrive as they engage in their pre-internship and internship experiences. Dr. Stoddart's research is focused on physical literacy, physical education pedagogy, and the physical education curriculum. Her primary research area is exploring the concept of physical literacy and its development through quality physical education in K-12 schools. Tim Fletcher, Past Chair Brock University St. Catharines, ON Show/hide bio Tim Fletcher is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Brock University, Canada. Prior to working in higher education, he taught physical education in high schools for several years. His research interests are broadly in teacher learning and self-study of practice methodology. With several colleagues from Canada and Ireland, his recent work has focused on how teachers learn to prioritize meaningful experiences in physical education. He has published research in national and international journals, and has won awards for teaching. He is a member of the Editorial Boards for Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, Curriculum Studies in Health and Physical Education, and Studying Teacher Education. Tim can be found on twitter @timfletcher12 and @meaningfulpe. Jeff Crane, Chair Elect Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John's, Newfoundland Show/hide bio Dr. Jeff Crane is an Assistant Professor in the school of Human Kinetics and Recreation with a cross-appointment in the faculty of Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Jeff’s background and expertise in physical education, adapted physical education, and motor development bring a holistic approach to teaching and research. Jeff currently teaches pre-service Physical Education and Elementary School degree undergraduate students at the university. His research focuses heavily on the role of the school as a contributor to lifelong physical activity engagement/disengagement across the lifespan. His research focus is not limited to physical literacy, risky/nature-based play, inclusivity, and curriculum development. Astrid Kendrick, Member-at-Large West University of Alberta Edmonton, AB Show/hide bio Before taking on her current role of Director, Field Experience (Community-Based Pathway), at the Werklund School of Education, Dr. Astrid Kendrick was a K-12 classroom teacher for nineteen years specializing in Physical Education and English/Language Arts. Astrid’s current research focus is on compassion fatigue, burnout, and emotional labour in Alberta educational workers and as a result of this work, she has developed a website (www.heartcareeducators) to enable educational workers to work on their health and wellness at work. Wendy Barber, Member-at-Large Central Ontario Tech University Oshawa, ON Show/hide bio Dr. Wendy Barber is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education at Ontario Tech University in Oshawa, Canada. She was recently honoured by winning the the 2022 Ontario Tech University Teaching Award of Excellence. Dr. Barber lives with 4 small dogs, (Georgia, Gracie, Sophie and Mickey )who remind her daily to stay active, chew important stuff, love deeply, read a lot, get out in nature, and PLAY ! Wendy's passions include, Health and Physical Education, Teacher Development, Resilience, and Online Pedagogy. Her research is centred in the PHEWISE Digital Research Lab at https://www.phewise.ca<https://www.phewise.ca/> , and she is also an Associate Researcher with the Education Informatics Lab at https://eilab.ca<https://eilab.ca/> , focusing on how we can build better online communities. Roxanne Seaman, Member-at-Large East Acadia University Wolfville, NS Show/hide bio Roxanne Seaman, PhD, is a Professor with the School of Kinesiology and the Director of the Acadia Sensory Motor Instructional Leadership Experience (S.M.I.L.E.) Program at Acadia University. She teaches undergraduate courses in adapted physical activity, growth and motor development, and instructional courses in physical education. Roxanne's research focuses on adapted physical activity program development and evaluation, physical literacy assessment of children of varying ability levels, and community-service learning through the S.M.I.L.E. program. Sabrina Razack, PHE Canada Board Representative University of Toronto Toronto, ON Show/hide bio Sabrina Razack is an educator in the Toronto area and also a PhD Candidate at the University of Toronto. The program resides at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education combined with a collaborative specialization in the Women and Gender Studies department. Between educating and becoming a student, Sabrina worked with the CAAWS, now the Canadian Women & Sport, the Pan/Parapan American Games and the INVICTUS Games. Sabrina’s current research examines the intersections of physical activity, sport, physical education, media, race, gender, class and culture. Sabrina is an award-winning curriculum writer, and developed http://teachbeyondaboundary.com/, to create units on critical Physical Education, Physical Activity, Sport and social issues. Spencer Briggs, Graduate Student Representative Brock University St. Catharines, ON Show/hide bio Spencer Briggs is a former physical education teacher whose experience spans five years of teaching internationally in Sweden and Australia. Spencer completed his Master's at Brock University (Ontario, Canada) in 2022, where he examined his professional transition from a classroom teacher to a teacher educator using teacher identity and self-compassion as theoretical concepts. Spencer is in the first year of his Ph.D., and his research interests include Meaningful Physical Education (MPE), promoting physical activity, and teacher and student well-being. During his downtime, Spencer enjoys food, travel and spending time outdoors, running, cycling, hiking, skiing, and at his cottage Teresa Fowler, PHE Canada Research Council Forum Co-Chair Concordia University of Edmonton Edmonton, AB Show/hide bio 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 Show/hide bio 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 Show/hide bio Ty Riddick is currently a Physical Education teacher at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School in Okotoks, AB. He previously spent 8 years teaching PHE at international schools in Hong Kong and on Jeju Island in South Korea. Ty completed his Bachelor's degree in Physical Education at Brock University and complete his MEd in Curriculum & Pedagogy in 2018. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Alberta. Melanie Davis, Ex-Officio ED/CEO, PHE Canada Ottawa, ON Show/hide bio Melanie is a social innovator with a knack for working across sectors to drive positive change for and with children and youth. With her roots in working in classrooms and alternative learning environments supporting new Canadian, justice involved and students with differing abilities, she has not stopped since. This foundational experience kick started a career in public health and social and recreational programming ensuring young people had voice and access to inclusive and meaningful opportunities that improve their quality of life. With degrees in both Social Development and Non-Profit Leadership and Public Policy, Melanie focuses on ensuring a 360-degree perspective and activation across broad sectoral levels to provide the structure and support all children and youth need. As Executive Director of Physical and Health Education Canada, Melanie is a collaborator, an innovator and a champion for ensuring all children lead healthy, actives lives. Bonus notes about Melanie, she’s a hiker, a mountain biker, rusty sign language speaking, and a mother of two. Ellen Long, Ex-Officio Manager, Research, Engagement and Knowledge Mobilization, PHE Canada Ottawa, ON Show/hide bio Ellen has been working in the not-for-profit education sector for more than 10 years and is excited to work in physical and health education. She studied Kinesiology at Western University, and then completed her Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Education at the University of Ottawa. Ellen knows the power of a lifetime of physical education, having completed two Ironman triathlons, but currently expends her energy chasing around her young children. She is passionate about living a healthy active lifestyle and empowering Canadians - especially youth - to do the same. 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