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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

Nutrition Month 2018 - The Potential to Prevent: Build a Balanced Diet


Understand how food can help prevent chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

Lifestyle factors, including what we eat, can influence our health. A nutritious diet can help prevent illness and can lower the risk of developing chronic diseases. Dietitians can help you follow a healthy eating pattern that suits your individual needs and health goals. This Nutrition Month, dietitians want to remind you of the power of food for disease prevention.


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.

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Message From The Scientific Director


2016 has been an exceptional year so far for PERFORM. Having laid the foundation for our three-pillar mission of advancing research, education and community engagement, we were able to build on our strengths and further develop our scientific program in support of our overriding goal to offer unique opportunities for new discoveries in preventive health research and to support Concordia University’s strategic research plan. [Read more...]

New Chair in Childhood Preventative Health and Data Science


In 2015, PERFORM appointed Jennifer McGrath, associate professor of psychology at Concordia University, as PERFORM Chair in Childhood Preventive Health and Data Science. [Read more...]

Is Ultrasound the Wave of the Future in Diagnosing Lymphedema?


Researchers from the PERFORM Centre and the McGill University Health Centre Lymphedema Clinic have joined forces to advance technological innovation in assessing lymphedema. Through a generous donation from the Dr. Louis G. Johnson Foundation and capital funding support from the PERFORM Centre, the newly formed interdisciplinary team... [Read more...]

Want a younger brain? Stay in school — and take the stairs


A Concordia study shows that education and physical activity can significantly slow down grey-matter aging

Taking the stairs is normally associated with keeping your body strong and healthy. But new research shows that it improves your brain’s health too — and that education also has a positive effect. PERFORM Researcher Jason Steffener was on CTV Montreal with Mutsumi Takahashi discussing how both physical and mental activity contribute to keep your brain younger.

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