Created by 2015 Dr. Olivier Beauchet in September 2015, the Canada Gait Consortium (CGC) is a nationwide research consortium that brings together nine teams of researchers into the phenomenon of aging and human movement, thereby creating Canada’s largest network of gait and balance-related medical conditions.

 

Director of the CGC

Dr. Olivier Beauchet, Director of the Centre of Excellence on Longevity, McGill University, Montreal, QC

 

Members of the CGC

Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PhD, Aging, Mobility and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Dr. Richard Camicioli, MD, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

‎Dr. John Barden, Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Neuromechanical Research Centre, University of Regina, SK

Dr. Tony Szturn, PhD, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

Dr. Victoria Chester, PhD, Co-Director of McCain Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

Dr. Guillaume Leonard, PhD, Université de Sherbrooke Research Centre on Aging (CDRV-IUGS), QC, Université de Sherbrooke, QC

Dr. Sébastien Grenier, PhD, Université de Montréal Geriatrics Institute, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC

Dr. Louis Bherer, PhD, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC

 

Objective

The future of research and medicine in the field of gait-related conditions depends primarily on the synergy achieved by teams and by the pooling of resources and databases to steer projects effectively.

 

The Canada Gait Consortium:

– develops joint research programs into gait-related conditions and age-related balance conditions;

– provides researchers with the ability to share and interconnect their databases to expand the range of their work and improve the relevance of their results;

– initiates innovative research activities based on mathematical modeling of clinical research;

– generates and/or joins international research initiatives in the field of mobility in elderly people.