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Current students

Masters student

MSc in Kinesiology (started in 2018), UNB Fredericton; Master’s Thesis: Stand if you can: a standing intervention aiming to improve gait speed among residents of long-term care: a randomized controlled trial. The Stand if You Can Project. Co-Supervisors: Dr. Bouchard and Dr. Handrigan.


Masters student

MSc in Kinesiology (started in 2021), UNB Fredericton; Master’s Thesis: The Band-Frail Pilot Study: Intervention to Outweigh Diabetes and Frailty in Fredericton. Supervisor: Dr. Sénéchal.


Masters student

MSc in Kinesiology (started in 2019), UNB Fredericton; Master’s Thesis: Effectiveness of a 5-month Standing Intervention on Falls in Long-term Care: A 12-month Follow-up. The Stand if You Can Project. Supervisor: Dr. Bouchard.


PhD student

PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (started in 2017), UNB Fredericton; PhD Thesis: Improving Individual Glycemic Response with Exercise Intensity. The Intensity Study. Co-Supervisors: Dr. Bouchard and Dr. Sénéchal.


PhD student

Mohammad Keshavarz

PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (started in 2019), UNB Fredericton; PhD Thesis: Resistance Training for Men Living with Obesity; The Circuit Project; Supervisor: Dr. Bouchard.


Masters student

MA in Sport & Recreation Studies (started in 2020), UNB Fredericton; Master’s Thesis: The Experience of Long-Term Care Residents Participating in a Standing Intervention: Mixed-Study Design. Zoomer on the Go. Supervisor: Dr. Bouchard.


Masters student

MSc in Kinesiology (started in 2021), UNB Fredericton; Master’s Thesis: The Association between Adherence to the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines and Frailty: A Cross-Sectional Study. Supervisor: Dr. Sénéchal.


Masters student

MSc in Kinesiology (started in 2021), UNB Fredericton; Master’s Thesis: Impact of Blood Flow Restriction Strength Training on Physical Function in Frail Older Adults. Supervisor: Dr. Sénéchal.


Masters student

MSc in Kinesiology (started in 2020), UNB Fredericton; Master’s Thesis: Potential Benefits of Online Delivery of a Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults. Zoomers on the Go. Supervisor: Dr. Bouchard.


Masters student

MSc in Kinesiology (started in 2019), UNB Fredericton; Master’s Thesis: A Cross-Sectional Analysis Investigating the Association of Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour Patterns on Frailty Status in Adults Living with Diabetes Mellitus. Supervisor: Dr. Sénéchal.


PhD student

PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies (started in 2018), UNB Fredericton; PhD Thesis: Exercise Response: Is Irisin a Novel Factor that Explains the Metabolic Adaptation? Supervisor: Dr. Sénéchal.


Former students

Courtni Soucy: MSc in Kinesiology (2020), UNB Fredericton; Master’s Thesis: Variability in Physical Function for Patients Living with Breast Cancer During a 12-week Exercise Program. Supervisor: Dr. Bouchard. Currently: Health Coach for the Live Well Bien Vivre Program at the Heart and Stroke Foundation of NB.

Marcus Lees: MA in Sport & Recreation Studies (2020), UNB Fredericton; Master’s Thesis: Potential Benefits of a Novel Home-Based Exercise Program for Inactive Older Adults: An Exploratory Case Study. Supervisor: Dr. Bouchard and Dr. Edwards. Currently: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Founder at The Football Academy.

Amanda Lee: MSc in Exercise and Sport Science (2019), UNB Fredericton; Master’s Thesis: Exploring the Attendance and Potential Benefits of Reducing Sitting Time for Residents in a Canadian Longterm Care Setting: A Pilot Study. Supervisor: Dr. Bouchard. Currently: Program Assistant at the UNB, Pedorthic Student at Jennifer Gould Andrew Orthotics, Pilates Instructor at URec, beWell, and The Nest.

Andrea Mayo: MSc in Exercise and Sport Science (2018), UNB Fredericton; Master’s Thesis: Comprehensive Evaluation of Physical Activity and Physical Function for Canadian Aging Adults: A Cross-sectional Study. Supervisor: Dr. Bouchard. Currently: PhD Student in Health at Dalhousie University.


Mike Caroll: BScKin (Hons) 2021, UNB Fredericton; Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Effect of Initial Physical Activity Level on Outcomes Following a Community Exercise Program for Breast Cancer Survivors. Supervisor: Dr. Bouchard. Currently: Dual Master’s Program: Thesis-based MSc in Rehabilitation Research and a MSc in Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University.

Spencer Smith: BScKin (Hons) 2019, UNB Fredericton; Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Are Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Patterns Contributing to Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome Simultaneously. Supervisor: Dr. Sénéchal. Currently: Occupational Therapy at Dalhousie University

Martine Girard: BScKin (Hons) 2019, UNB Fredericton; Undergraduate Honours Thesis: The Effectiveness of Personal Training Compared to Membership Fee Reduction in a Fitness Center Setting: Results from the Living Well with Diabetes Initiative; Supervisor: Dr. Sénéchal; Currently: Education Student at the Université de Moncton

Luke MacLeod: BScKin (Hons) 2018, UNB Fredericton; Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Association between a comprehensive movement assessment and metabolically healthy overweight-obese adults. Supervisor: Dr. Sénéchal. Currently: Medicine Student at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick.

Madison Blake: BScKin (Hons) 2018, UNB Fredericton; Undergraduate Honours Thesis: The Impact of Exercise Intensity Feedback Using Technology for Children During Active Play: Pilot Study. Supervisor: Dr. Bouchard. Currently: Bachelor of Pharmacy at Dalhousie University.

Marika de Winter: BScKin (Hons) 2017, UNB Fredericton; Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Physical Activity and Sedentary Time Patterns Among Metabolically Healthy Individuals Living with Obesity. Supervisor: Dr. Sénéchal. Currently: Physiotherapist at Airdrie Physiotherapy and Massage.

Devin Blizzard LeBlanc: BScKin (Hons) 2017, UNB Fredericton: Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Exercise-induced irisin release as a determinant of the metabolic response to exercise training in obese youth: the EXIT trial. Supervisor: Dr. Sénéchal. Currently: Physiotherapist at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.

Matt Short: BScKin (Hons) 2017, UNB Fredericton; Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Exploring the Benefits and Interest to a Circuit Resistance Training Program Targeting People Living with Obesity. Co-Supervisors: Dr. Sénéchal and Dr. Bouchard. Currently: Master’s Student in Kinesiology at Dalhousie University.

Megan Comeau: BScKin (Hons) 2017, UNB Fredericton; Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Association between Functional Movements Skills and Health Indicators in Children Aged between 9 and 12 Years Old. Supervisor: Dr. Sénéchal. Currently: Medicine Student at Memorial University.

Jill Fox: BScKin (Hons) 2016, UNB Fredericton; Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Effect of an acute exercise bout on immediate post-exercise irisin concentration in adults: A meta-analysis. Supervisor: Dr. Sénéchal. Currently: Occupational Therapy at Dalhousie University.

Evan Belyea: BScKin (Hons) 2016, UNB Fredericton; Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Exploring the Benefits and Interest to a Circuit Resistance Training Program Targeting People Living with Obesity. Supervisor: Dr Bouchard. Currently: PT at Halifax Infirmary

Colby Craig: BScKin (Hons) 2016, UNB Fredericton; Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Time Spent in Select Physical Activity Intensities and Sedentary time, Associations with Physical Capacity in Inactive Older Adults. Supervisor: Dr Bouchard. Currently: Pediatric OT at Horizon Health Network

Alisha McLellan: BScKin (Hons) 2016, UNB Fredericton; Undergraduate Honours Thesis: Can Older Adults Improve the Identification of Moderate Intensity Using Walking Cadence. Supervisor: Dr Bouchard. Currently: Chiropractor at Active Care Oromocto


Employees

Benjamin Colpitts

Research Assistant (started in 2021).


Project Coordinator for the Band Frail Study (started in 2021).