Our Work

The Alberta Survey on Physical Activity, the annual Physical Activity Forum, and a body of original resources and publications represent important aspects of the Centre's work.

2013 Physical Activity Forum

Physical Activity to Promote Brain Health

This presentation focussed on the major findings in the area of exercise neuroscience. Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose assisted audiences, including practitioners and others, in gaining an appreciation of the important role of exercise in promoting brain health, as people age.

Video of 2013 Physical Activity Forum in Edmonton

YouTube video of Physical Activity to Promote Brain Health presentation in Edmonton

Physical Activity to Promote Brain Health, 70 minutes
Speaker Dr. Liu-Ambrose's slides

Speaker Dr. Liu-Ambrose's slides

52 slides, PDF

The Alberta Centre for Active Living was proud to sponsor this important half-day Physical Activity Forum in Edmonton and Calgary in May 2013.


Speaker: Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose

Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PhD, PT, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia, and Director of the Aging, Mobility and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. She holds a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Physical Activity, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience.

Teresa’s research program focuses broadly on defining the role of targeted exercise training to improve the health and quality of life of older adults. In particular, her research program aims to optimize function among those most vulnerable to both physical and cognitive decline.

Among other awards, Dr. Liu-Ambrose has been a recipient of the CIHR Institute of Aging Recognition Prize in Research in Aging (2005 & 2011), the MSFHR Career Investigator Award (2006), and the CIHR New Investigator Award (2011). In addition to other media coverage, her research has been featured by The New York Times and The Globe and Mail.

Learn more about Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose and her work: