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Thinking Out Loud Podcast: The Last Frontier: Brain


Removing record-breaking amounts of snow from your walkway may not seem like a very cerebral activity, but chucking powder involves a little bit of physics (gotta have those well-placed swings) and a lot of blood flow (might as well be doing burpees).

In “Last Frontier: Brain,” Claudine Gauthier, an assistant professor in Concordia's Department of Physics & PERFORM Member Researcher, explains how physics and vascular health could provide the key to developing the next generation of MRIs. [Listen to the interview]

Eating mindfully for the holidays


This weekend Théa Demmers, PERFORM's registered dietitian and supervisor of the Centre's Nutrition Suite, was on CBC Radio's All in a Weekend - Montreal speaking about eating mindfully during the holidays.

$1.5 million gift to promote healthy living and athletics


R. Howard Webster Foundation invests in Concordia’s PERFORM Centre and Stingers student-athletes

Homebase: A community of Care for Men Enduring Pain and Isolation


New PERFORM Member Researcher Dr. Richard Hovey, PhD discussing patient perspective research as a transition from health literacy to health agency. Co-creating a community of care outside of healthcare.

Dr. Hovey is an Associate Professor in the division of Oral Health and Society, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University. Through a philosophical hermeneutic approach, researching the complex experiences of people living with chronic pain, illness and medical error.

Embedded below is his interview with Concordia's radio station, CJLO 1690.

Message From The Interim Scientific Director


When I first came to Concordia a year ago, I was immediately struck by the immense interdisciplinary research opportunities the PERFORM Centre’s eight inter-related platforms offered. I was also drawn to our members’ passion for their research, as well as to their drive to generate impactful research that transcends traditional disciplines and empowers future generations of academics and practitioners. [Read more...]

CIHR Summer Institute in Aging (SPA)

Concordia’s PERFORM Centre, along with Forte – Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, has partnered with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to host an innovative five-day training session focused on physical activity and aging from May 15-19, 2017.  [Read more...]

New Program for People with Chronic Illness

PERFORM has launched the first of what we hope will be a series of programs called People Like Me. These programs are developed for people who are living with chronic illness. The purpose of the programs is to help people learn how to find balance in their lives through a holistic approach to a healthier and more active lifestyle.  [Read more...]

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