Dr. Dean Kriellaars to deliver keynote address at International Physical Literacy Conference 2019

Dr. Dean Kriellaars, one of Canada’s foremost researchers of physical literacy development, will share his knowledge at the International Physical Literacy Conference (IPLC) 2019, which takes place in Winnipeg, Manitoba from May 7 to 10. An expert on spinal cord research, exercise and obesity, Kriellaars will present some of the findings from his exciting work as a faculty member in the University of Manitoba’s School of Medical Rehabilitation.

Kriellaars operates a Human Performance Laboratory in which numerous students and staff are currently researching exercise, physical activity and obesity. He has been awarded two major teaching awards, and has been recognized nationally and internationally for his innovations. Additionally, he received two University of Manitoba Presidential Outreach awards for his community work.

In 2007, Kriellaars was named the co-chair of the Premier’s Council on Healthy Living for the province of Manitoba. He was also awarded the Healthy Living Award for his work building community wellness. Sport for Life is pleased that Kriellaars, as a keynote presenter, will challenge attendees to embrace innovation during IPLC 2019.

“Dr. Dean Kriellaars has been championing physical literacy development in this country since the movement first began,” said Richard Way, Sport for Life CEO. “His work has moved and continues to move the needle in Canada and abroad, and we’re very happy that he’ll be at IPLC 2019 to share some of his insights.”


The International Physical Literacy Conference

The IPLC is designed to bring together health, education, recreation, and sport experts to advance the knowledge, application, and implementation of physical literacy programming across the globe. The conference engages leaders, practitioners, and stakeholders of physical literacy from around the world in a truly collaborative environment.

For more information contact:

Claudine Gilbert
Coordinator of Conferences and Workshops, Sport for Life Society
claudine@sportforlife.ca

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