President's Report 2007

Presidentís Award for Outstanding Research

The Presidentís Award for Outstanding Research recognizes researchers who have made outstanding contributions to their scholarly disciplines. Each award includes a $5,000 research grant.

Dr. David Behm, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation

Dr. David Behm

Dr. David Behm, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, is a graduate of McGill University with a PhD in Rehabilitation Science. His research has received international attention, particularly on the effects of noise on performance. Dr. Behm has also focused his research efforts in the areas of alternations in muscle activation with acute and chronic activity and environments; effect of stretching on performance; effect of instability on the neuromuscular system and performance; mechanisms and effects of fatigue. The findings of Dr. Behmís research have had implications for the academic community but also for fitness professionals and enthusiasts and athletes. He has also focused his research on various aspects of neuromuscular responses and adaptations to acute activities, fatigue, training and extreme environments. Dr. Behmís papers have been published in many prestigious scientific journals and he has contributed to several books including the popular Quirks and Quarks Question Book. Dr. Behm has been the recipient of several academic awards including a McMaster University Graduate Scholarship and the Canadian Olympic Association Torch Scholarship.