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Exercise for Brain Health
November 18, 2020 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
UBC Vancouver’s School of Kinesiology and UBC Okanagan’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences present the UBC Exercise, Kinesiology and Health Seminar Program. The seminar program is a forum for critical academic discussion between students and faculty members from all disciplines.
The series is designed to expand knowledge about topics from the broad field of kinesiology and health studies for graduate students and faculty members. All visitors are welcome to attend the virtual series.
About the Speaker
Dr. Jennifer Heisz is an associate professor in kinesiology and associate director (seniors) of the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence at McMaster University. Dr. Heisz received her PhD in cognitive neuroscience (McMaster) and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest.
Dr. Heisz directs the NeuroFit Lab, which is funded by the Alzheimer Society, Banting Foundation, Natural Science and Engineering Council of Canada, and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. Dr. Heisz’s research examines the effects of physical activity on brain function to promote mental health and cognition in young adults, older adults and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease. Recent honours include receiving an Early Researcher Award from the Government of Ontario and the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award.