Professor of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University
I’m a Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. I have been conducting research in the prevention and management of heart disease for over 20 years focusing on supporting healthy lifestyles and improving access to timely health care. I hold the Pfizer/Heart and Stroke Foundation Chair in Cardiovascular Prevention Research at St. Paul’s Hospital and I am also a member of the Division of Cardiology at St. Paul’s Hospital. In February 2017, I was diagnosed with heart disease which added a new personal perspective to my research and greater understanding of the challenges patients face on a daily basis.
With a kilometre to go, triathlete Sarah True was pulled from the 2019 Ironman European Championship in Frankfurt, Germany, due to heat exhaustion. She was in the lead by seven minutes after having swum, biked and run...