Dr. Ryan Graham, a Physical and Health Education professor within the Schulich School of Education, established the Nipissing University Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Laboratory with funding from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation He also received $145,000 over 5 years, from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada for his work, titled Empirical Quantification and Computational Modeling of Spine Stability and Neuromuscular Function During Dynamic Movements.
His primary research goal is to enable individuals to better cope with the economically costly global issue of low back pain (LBP) by improving preventative measures, diagnostic tools, and rehabilitation practices.
Dr. Mark Bruner holds the Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Youth Development through Sport and Physical Activity. Through his research, he is working to discover the best ways to help youth develop, personally and socially, through sport and physical activity.
To help illuminate Dr. Bruner’s work, Nipissing created this Research Profile video. In it, Dr. Bruner discusses the importance of sport in developing athletes and people, exactly what his research entails, and how it will help future generations of coaches, athletes and citizens.