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Funded Studentships - Specialization in Wearable Technology

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  • Funded Studentships - Specialization in Wearable Technology

    The NSERC CREATE Wearable Technology Research and Collaboration (We-TRAC) Training Program at the University of Calgary supports highly qualified graduate students who will drive the future of wearable sensor research and development. The We-TRAC program involves a collaborative approach between multiple faculties, institutions, and industry partners with a focus on measuring human motion and behaviour outside the laboratory setting. The program is the first of its kind across North America attracting students and researchers from around the world to share their experience and expertise in the field of wearable technology.

    As part of the We-TRAC collaboration network, the Healthy Families Lab at the University of Calgary is advertising for a MSc or PhD student with an interest in movement, activity, exercise, and sleep during the transition to parenthood. The student would become part of an innovative line of research investigating interventions to improve and preserve health behaviours (e.g., sleep, activity/exercise) during the transition to parenthood and the role of digital and wearable technology in both assessment and health promotion. Primarily supervised at the University of Calgary, the student would have the opportunity to be a part of the We-TRAC training program and to collaborate with the Behavioural Medicine Lab at the University of Victoria. Students will also work closely with researchers from the world-renowned Human Performance Lab (HPL) at the University of Calgary in the Faculty of Kinesiology. The HPL is a leading centre for the study of human performance, biomechanics, and exercise physiology.

    Interested students are encouraged to reach out to Dr. Tomfohr-Madsen for more details.

    Lianne Tomfohr-Madsen, Ph.D., R. Psych.
    Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation Professor in Child Health Psychology
    Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
    University of Calgary

    For more information regarding the multiple departments and faculties involved in the We-TRAC training specialization, along with a list of core We-TRAC faculty members please visit:

    For further information about We-TRAC please contact Dr. Reed Ferber PhD, ATC
    Professor: Faculties of Kinesiology, Nursing, and Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary and Director: Running Injury Clinic