HES students present as part of CSEP Summer Student Series

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) launched a Summer Student Series this year featuring student researchers from across Canada.

Joining their line-up are two School of Health and Exercise Sciences students: Elijah Haynes and Rowan Smart. Haynes and Smart will present a two-part session on Aging and exercise: force steadiness, tendon mechanics and muscle strength in sex-specific healthy aging.

Session 1 will explore the role of strength and tendon mechanics in sex- and age-related force steadiness differences, and Session 2 will explore the sex-related trajectory of age-related strength loss.

When: Thursday, September 3, 2020, 3:00-4:00 PM EDT
Cost: Free for CSEP members, $25.00 +tax for non-members

Visit CSEP to register. 

About Elijah Haynes

Elijah Haynes

Haynes graduated from from the School’s Bachelor of Human Kinetics program in 2018. Having completed an undergraduate research project with Dr. Jakobi in his final semester, Haynes was drawn to the MSc in Health and Exercise Sciences under Dr. Jakobi’s supervision in January of 2020. Hayne’s thesis project involves characterizing sex-specific adaptations of motor units in healthy aging and relating these physiological adaptations to force control.



About Rowan Smart

Rowan Smart

Smart grew up in Vernon and decided to move ‘down the road‘ to Kelowna in 2010 to complete his undergraduate degree in Human Kinetics. Smart began volunteering in the lab of Dr. Jennifer Jakobi, and later went on to complete his MSc with Jakobi before pursuing his PhD in Kinesiology.  Smart’s research focuses on the use of ultrasound imaging to understand how muscles and tendons contribute to functional force control in humans.