Kathleen Martin Ginis featured on next Research Matters panel

How can Canadians with physical disabilities live more active, healthy lives?

Kinesiologist Kathleen Martin Ginis, director of the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE), will be speaking to this issue at the next What Matters Now: A Research Matters Panel Discussion on Wednesday, April 9 at the beautiful home of the country’s foremost collections of Canadian art – the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

The free public talk is the latest in the popular What Matters Now series, which is part of the Research Matters campaign. McMaster is one of 21 universities involved in the campaign to explore how Ontario university research improves the ways we live, work and play.

Hosted by public broadcaster Piya Chattopadhyay, the event will take place at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg on Wednesday, April 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Those in the area can go to Event Registration to reserve a seat, or watch a livestream online.

Researchers will also answer questions from the audience and via social media. Researchers taking part are:

  • Kathleen Martin Ginis, McMaster University: How can Canadians with physical disabilities live more active lives?
  • Irene Gammel, Ryerson University: What is missing from Canada’s culture?
  • Pierre Côté, University of Ontario Institute of Technology: What can be done about a pain in the neck?
  • Emma Master, University of Toronto: Can plant materials replace plastic?
  • Michael Jenkin, York University: Is there a robot in your future?