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Leaders in Physical Activity and SCI Across the Clinical/Academic/Community Interface 1. Kelly Arbour-Nicitopoulos, PhD (Exercise Psychology), Toronto: Applying theory to the understanding and promotion of multiple health behaviour change; translating research into practice. 2. Chris Bourne, MA, Ottawa: An athlete, advocate and leader through organizations such as the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability, Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC). Leads the Changing Minds, Changing Lives program in Ontario and Adapted Water Sports committee. 3. Cathy Craven, MD (Physiatry), Toronto: Understanding how whole body vibration may impact secondary health conditions associated with SCI. 4. David Ditor, PhD (Exercise Physiology), St. Catharines: Effects of exercise as a means to attenuate the secondary health complications that accompany SCI. 5. Laura Domenicucci, BSc (Kinesiology), Ottawa: Paralympic Development Coordinator for the Canadian Paralympic Committee. Educating and supporting healthcare professionals in using sport, within the rehabilitation process as part of managing the Changing Minds, Changing Lives program. 6. Donna Goodwin, PhD (Adapted Physical Activity), Edmonton: Bridging the gap between rehabilitation and wellness through community- based physical activity; capturing the experiences of individuals with disabilities in physical activity settings. 7. Audrey Hicks , PhD (Exercise Physiology), Hamilton: Director of MacWheelers exercise program and characterizing physiological benefits of physical activity, for individuals with SCI. 8. Amy Latimer-Cheung, PhD (Exercise Psychology), Kingston: Identifying the factors that motivate individuals with disabilities to adopt healthy behaviours, and testing and implementing motivational interventions to encourage individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices. 9. Desiree Maltais, PhD (Medical Science), Que´bec: Understanding the links between physical activity (strength, locomotor performance, function) and quality of life, and social integration of individuals with disabilities, with a focus on impairments acquired during early childhood. 10. Kathleen Martin Ginis, PhD (Exercise Psychology), Hamilton: Director of SCI Action Canada. Understanding psychosocial influences and consequences of physical activity participation among individuals with SCI; developing and implementing strategies to enhance physical activity participation in the SCI Community. 11. Sonja McVeigh, MD (Physiatry), Halifax: Assessing the impact of sports participation on quality of life after SCI. 12. Rich Vanderwal, BA (Recreation and Leisure Studies), Toronto: Actively promoting recreation for individuals with physical disabilities; developing and implementing adapted sport programs through such organizations as Canadian Association for Disabled Skiing – Ontario, and the Ontario Wheelchair Sports Association. 13. Dalton Wolfe, PhD (Neuroscience), London: Ensuring effective knowledge mobilization to realize the benefits of physical activity for individuals with disabilities. 172 CAPTURING CAPACITY IN CANADIAN SCI REHABILITATION


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