Research Council Executive Members Lauren Sulz, Chair University of Alberta Edmonton, AB Show/hide bio Dr. Lauren Sulz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Secondary Education at the University of Alberta. Her primary research commitments focus on school- and community-based strategies to promote active healthy lifestyles among children and youth. In particular, she works collaboratively with teachers, researchers, and community stakeholders to enhance students’ physical activity behaviours and overall well-being through changes to school curricula, school policy, and school environments. Through this research, Dr. Sulz aims to create a whole-school environment where student health is an essential foundation for schools’ core mission of learning. Nathan Hall, Past Chair Brock University St. Catherine's, ON Show/hide bio Dr. Nathan Hall is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Brock University. He has taught courses focusing on PHE Pedagogy, TGfU, Outdoor Education, Physical Activity and Physical Literacy. Recently, many of Dr. Hall's research endeavours have concentrated on physical literacy, as well as mental imagery use by physical educators. Additionally, he is extremely passionate about the incorporation of alternative environment activities in physical education programs and was a recipient in 2018 of the ICUF - Flaherty Research Scholarship for his research in this area. Dan Robinson, Chair-Elect St. Francis Xavier University Antigonish, NS Show/hide bio Dan Robinson, PhD is Chair of Teacher Education and a Professor at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. An experienced P-12 physical educator, Dan has been teaching pre-service and in-service physical education teachers since 2006. His current scholarship focuses upon physical literacy, physical education teacher education (PETE), experiential and service learning, and culturally relevant physical education pedagogy. He has published research and conceptual articles in a number of texts and journals, including the Journal of Teaching Physical Education, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, and European Physical Education Review. He has served Physical and Health Education Canada and the Research Council in a number of capacities in the past decade and he is currently serving the Research Council as Chair-elect. Steve McGinley, Member-at-Large West University of British Columbia Vancouver, BC Show/hide bio Steve McGinley is a full time Lecturer and the Physical and Health Undergraduate Coordinator in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada. He holds a Master’s degree from the University of British Columbia and his research focuses on Enacting Curricular and Pedagogical changes in Physical and Health Education. Steve’s passions lie in the promotion and advocate for Quality Physical and Health Education and the Physical Literacy movement. He currently teaches in the Teacher Education Program and engages all learners and creates and sustains conditions for professional collaboration across education, sport, recreation and health. He is a firm believer that when we open ourselves up to listen, share and collaborate, best practices emerge. He enjoys coaching a plethora of youth sports and is an advocate for sport development and the promotion of physical literacy. He has taken on a number of projects including a national focus group with teachers on the 60 Minute Kids Club Challenge, Building Physical Literacy Capacity within Schools, Sport, Recreation and Health sectors and Peer Leadership and Physical Literacy Promotion in Elementary School Children. Serene Kerpan, Member-at-Large Central University of Ontario Institute of Technology Oshawa, ON Show/hide bio Dr. Serene Kerpan is an Assistant Professor in Kinesiology at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on the health and educational success of children and youth through the promotion of physical activity. Through community-engaged scholarship Serene works to cultivate strong relationships with community organizations, schools, and Indigenous communities to investigate the effect of physical activity on the well-being of children and youth. Serene completed her PhD in Kinesiology and Post-doctoral fellowship in Community Health and Epidemiology at the University of Saskatchewan. Serene’s current research includes a partnership with Durham Catholic District School Board in which she and her school partners are examining the effect of embedded professional development on teachers use of movement integration. She is also the Principal Investigator on an SSHRC funded study examining sport and successful aging in Indigenous older adults. Dr. Kerpan’s research also crosses into social epidemiology. She is currently a Co-Principal Investigator on a CIHR funded study examining prenatal opioid exposure in First Nation communities. Serene is passionate about teaching and mentoring students. She teaches multiple courses on physical activity promotion and Indigenous health. She currently has three excellent graduate students who she enjoys working with. Bill Walters, Member-at-Large East St. Francis Xavier University Antigonish, NS Show/hide bio Bill Walters, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Saint Francis Xavier University. Bill came to StFX following a 33-year career teaching physical education in public schools. In 2012-2013 he received from Physical and Health Education Canada the National Teaching Excellence Award for secondary physical education. His desire to continually improve his practice brought him to StFX in 2014 to earn a Ph.D. The research leading to his doctorate and now continued in preceding years focus on the physical educator. Mentoring, instructional strategies, and the isolation and marginalization of physical educators are the focus of his research. Currently, Bill teaches pedagogy, physical education curriculum and instruction courses, as well as in physical education Masters cohorts. Shannon Kell, PHE Canada Board Representative Mount Royal University Calgary, AB Show/hide bio Shannon has been teaching Health and Physical Education since 2005 when she began her career as a High School teacher in Regina, Saskatchewan. After completing her M.Ed., Ph.D., and years of graduate work, she began teaching at Mount Royal University in Calgary where she currently teaches in both the Education and the Health and Physical Education Departments. Working alongside school-aged and post-secondary students is one of her favourite aspects of being in the field. Shannon has served on numerous conference planning committees, has led the development of provincial curricula, and written a few textbook chapters, but remembers most the people and relationships along the way. You may have come across Shannon at PHE Canada, SPEA, or HPEC conferences over the years. Alexandra Stoddart, PHE Canada Research Council Forum Co-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. Lynn Randall, PHE Canada Research Council Forum Co-Chair University of New Brunswick Fredericton, NB Show/hide bio Dr. Lynn Randall is a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of New Brunswick. Her teaching involves delivering physical education pedagogy courses to pre-service secondary physical education teachers and elementary generalist teachers. She loves working with pre-service teachers as their energy and enthusiasm is contagious and she is energized by their desire to have a positive and meaningful impact on public school students’ love for movement. Jeff Zahavich, PHE Canada Research Council Forum Organizing Committee Graduate Student Liaison Dalhousie University Halifax, NS Show/hide bio Jeff Zahavich is a PhD Health candidate at Dalhousie University, where his research is focused on examining middle school students’ lived experiences of the Nova Scotia 7-9 physical education curriculum. He holds the Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) and Chartered Professional Coach (ChPC) designations. Jeff currently sits on several provincial and national executive boards including Triathlon Nova Scotia, Kinesiology Association of Nova Scotia, and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). He is currently serving the Research Council as the Forum Organizing Committee Graduate Student Liaison. Katie Burns, Graduate Student Representative University of Waterloo Waterloo, ON Show/hide bio Katie Burns is a PhD Candidate in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. Katie works with the COMPASS System at the University of Waterloo which is a prospective cohort study following 75,000+ Canadian Secondary School Students over time. Specifically, her work with COMPASS focuses on how the evaluation of changes to school-level intramural programming are associated with youth physical activity and intramural participation over time. Katie enjoys sharing her knowledge of health behaviours and statistical methods with her students, as she teaches college-level introductory health and statistics courses. Ellen Long, Ex-Officio Lead, Engagement and Knowledge Mobilization, PHE Canada Ottawa, ON firstname.lastname@example.org Show/hide bio Ellen has been working in the not-for-profit education sector for more than 9 years and is excited to be back working 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 son. She is passionate about living a healthy active lifestyle and empowering Canadians - especially youth - to do the same. For more information, please read the position descriptions.