December 15, 2017
Congratulations Francisca! Francisca successfully defended her MSc thesis and completed a Master's degree. The thesis is titled "Comparison of three types of neuromuscular electrical stimulation on fatiguability in the quadriceps muscles". She will be here finishing up manuscripts for publication. She has begun working at the University of Albertal hospital.
December 12, 2017
Congratulations Emily! Emily successfully defended her MSc thesis: "Contraction fatigue and motor unit overlap in the tibialis anterior during different intensities of interleaved neuromuscular electrical stimulation". She will continue to work with us to finish another manuscript. Emily will study nursing at the University of Calgary starting in the new year.
October 23, 2017
In the morning we hosted students who took a five hour bus ride from Fort McKay School to attend U School! Later this day we had a session with Annunciation Catholic School Both classes were a delight!!
September 26, 2017
Faculty name has changed! Our lab is now part of the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation.
September 20, 2017
Dave, Trevor and Cindy are headed to Jasper to attend Alberta Motor Control's annual Neurohike meeting. Dave and Trevor will present at this conference.
September 13, 2017
We gave presentations to two classes from Braemar School. Braemar School provides a supportive environment for pregnant and parenting teens to receive an education.
September 1, 2017
We welcome Cindy Chen to our lab as a new Masters student! Cindy is a graduate of the Beijing Sport University and has a BSc in Sport Somatic Science. She will be studying axon excitability in people who have had a spinal cord injury.
August 24, 2017
Congratulations John! John has successfully defended his MSc thesis and completed the requirements for a Master's degree. The thesis, entitled "Frequency-dependent decreases in the excitability of motor axons contribute to contraction fatigability during neuromuscular electrical stimulaion" will be prepared for journal publication. John is planning to work as a research assistant before applying to the Electroneurophysiology Program at BCIT.
August 16, 2017
Our review paper is accepted! "Utilising physiological principles of motor unit recruitment to reduce fatigability of electrically-evoked contractions" will be published in an upcoming issue of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
August 15, 2017
Our lectures for the International Summer School Program were well received! We were requested to provide one more presentation for a delegation from the Shanghai University of Sport and the Wuhan Sports University.
August 3, 2017
The children of the University and Community Early Learning Centre are visiting our lab to learn about the nervous system! The Discovery Studio (ages 4 -5) and the Exploration Studio (ages 2 -3) will visit today and tomorrow and there will be fun activities for all!
August 1, 2017
The International & Community Education Office of our faculty is hosting students from China as part of the International Summer School Program 2017. We will be presenting to two classes from the Shanghai University of Sport and the Beijing Sport University.
July 30, 2017
After two months of data collection Amit has returned to his home university at Hertfordshire. We will continue to collaborate on analyzing and writing up the data we collected together. It was our pleasure working with you. Have a safe trip home!
June 15, 2017
Congratulations Dylan for completing a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Dlyan will continue to work with us the summer on various research projects.
June 15, 2017
There is an article featuring Sarah Rintoul's undergraduate journey on our Faculty web page. It includes her time with us in our lab. Please read more.
Discovering the love of body and nature
June 1, 2017
We welcome Dr. Amit Pujari to our lab! Amit is a Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, United Kingdom. The visit is supported by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. We will be working together for June and July to explore the use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to understand responses to vibration exercise.
March 31, 2017
Haley and Kate win best poster at Research Revealed: Undergraduate Forum for Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Sport Studies and Recreation. Research Revealed is a conference of undergraduate students from across Alberta and Saskatchewan. Their poster: "Sensations produced by non-invasive stimulation of the human brain" was the culmination of their work in our lab. Great job!
March 30, 2017
Jenny Lou has been selected as a reciepient of a 2016 - 2017 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Jenny is currently working on a doctoral degree at the University of Toronto.
March 6, 2017
Double U School day. Students from Highlands' grade 8 and RJ Scott's grade 5/6 classes are here today to assist us with a event: "My nerves let me do that?" A great time was had by all.
February 23, 2017
Paper accepted! "Interleaved neuromuscular electrical stimulation after spinal cord injury" written by Austin, Matheus, Yoshi and Dave will be published in an upcoming volume of Muscle & Nerve.
January 24, 2017
We hosted St. Pius X's grade 4 class for our first U School session of the year! It was our pleasure to make muscle music together. We had a special guest: Rod Kurtz from CBC Radio One who recorded a segment of our presentation for Radio Active program to be broadcast later today. Please listen to the broadcast.
January 11, 2017
Nerd Nite is an monthly event where passionate nerds present their expertise in a casual setting. Over 90 cities worldwide host these fun yet informative talks that welcome all disciplines. Dave and Alex presented "From the motor cortex to muscles: How do humans move?" at Edmonton's Nerd Nite #31 held at the Needle Vinyl Tavern. A good time was had by all as we demonstrated our EMG, FES and TMS techniques. Please see pictures from NERD Nite YEG's Facebook account. Here is a link to their Twitter stream. See pictures here.
January 1, 2017
Happy new year! We begin 2017 with a full lab. We welcome two new directed studies students, Kate Chambers and Hayley Kaczanowski who will be with us this term to conduct their own research projects. Dylan will continue his work as a full time practicum student this term. Many projects are under way!