Canadian Centre for Activity and Agine

20th Annual Peter A. Rechnitzer Lecture

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Active aging is a term being thrown around a lot these days, but what does it mean and how would one achieve it? An evidence-based answer as to how one can age successfully and actively is at the intersection between good, balanced nutrition and physical activity. Dr. Phillips’ lecture will cover the latest science of how exercise and nutrition interact to give us the greatest odds of fending off the leading killers of Canadians and being active as we age.

Event Details


May 4, 2015
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building, Room 35
(See Map)


No tickets are required.

About Dr. Stuart Phillips

Stu Philips headshotDr. Stuart Phillips is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University. His research is focused on the impact of nutrition and exercise on human skeletal muscle protein turnover. He is also keenly interested in diet and exercise-induced changes in body composition.

He was the recipient of a New Investigator award from CIHR and of the Ontario Premier’s Research Excellence Award. He has published more than 150 papers, delivered more than 80 public scientific presentations, and maintains continued enthusiasm for science and research.

Mobility Needs

For guests with mobility concerns (ie. wheelchair, walker), the venue is completely accessible. Parking information is available below.

For other accessibility-related inquiries, please contact: or 519-661-1633.


Parking for the event (Pay and Park) is available in lots located to the south (Huron Flats) or to the southwest (Thompson-Alumni) of the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building. Refer to the map below.

Accessible parking is available in the lot located to the north (Pay and Park) of the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building.

Additional Information

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About The Peter A. Rechnitzer Lecture Series

Established in 1995, these annual lectures are dedicated to Peter A. Rechnitzer's firmly held view that physiological processes are best described with responses from individual human adaptations in a real life environment. A complete listing of previous Rechnitzer Lecturers is available here.