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$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...]

New Members Add to PERFORM’s Spectrum of Expertise


The PERFORM Centre team welcomed eight new members to its growing research team this year. From music therapy to learning development to the relationship between diet and cognition, each researcher brings a unique skill set to PERFORM’s interdisciplinary spectrum of preventive health expertise. [Read more...]

Happy Anniversary to the PERFORM Centre


PERFORM was officially opened on November 4, 2011 after a whirlwind construction phase starting with the groundbreaking on April 15, 2010. It's been an incredible journey with an amazing team, students, and researchers... and of course our community!

Below is a before/after image with the PERFORM Centre as it was on September 24, 2010 and now (photo taken on on November 2, 2016). Move the slider to compare the two. [View larger...]

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