We received the Gold Level Award at the HFES Annual Meeting
The VT Student Chapter of HFES received the Gold Level award at the HFES Annual Meeting in September 2016. The chapter demonstrated excellence in more than eight categories, and more than 50% of the VT student members are also HFES Student Affiliate members.
Dr. Alison Novak Speaks at HFES Event
As a speaker for the HFES seminar, Dr. Alison Novak gave a lecture titled “Biomechanical assessment of environmental design features to reduce risk of falls – ongoing research at Toronto Rehab’s Challenging Environments Assessment Laboratory” (abstract) on December 1, 2016 . Dr. Alison Novak is a Scientist at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-UHN and Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Therapy and Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto. Dr. Novak’s primary research focuses on understanding mobility in challenging environments (e.g., stairs, ramps, bathrooms) to reduce fall risk across the lifespan, with an emphasis on biomechanical evaluation of movement.
Upcoming Event in Spring 2017
During the Spring 2017 semester, Dr. Jack P. Callaghan will be visiting from the University of Waterloo where he is a professor in the Kinesiology Department at the University of Waterloo. He is director of the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD) and holds the Canada Research Chair in Spine Biomechanics and Injury Prevention. Dr. Callaghan is a Canadian Certified Professional Ergonomist (CCPE), is cross-appointed to Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, and received the Career Award from the Canadian Society for Biomechanics in 2014. The date and location of Dr. Callaghan's seminar will be announced once they are determined.
For more information about the VT Student Chapter of HFES, please visit their website at: http://www.hfes.org.vt.edu/index.php