A look back: Exercise Physiology and CSEP's first 50 years Publications - #CSEPTurns50

The First Fifty Years: A personal perspective on the history of Canadian exercise physiology.

Roy J. Shephard, Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto.  © September 2013

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Fifty years of the CASS/CSEP flagship journal: reminiscences from the editors

October 5, 2016

Dr. David Cunningham, Dr. Phillip Gardiner, Dr. Terry Graham, Dr. Ray Hermiston, Dr. François Péronnet, Dr. Roy Shephard and Dr. Albert Taylor share a brief history of CSEP's the flagship journal.

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Canadian contributions to pediatric exercise physiology

November 9, 2016

Canadian researchers have had a monumental impact in the area of pediatric exercise physiology worldwide, not just’ in Canada. The developments in pediatric exercise physiology globally and in Canada, are described below, highlighting major events and leading contributors .

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CSEP member contributions to the understanding of physiology: a focus on molecular biology approaches

December 10, 2016

The third 50th Anniversary article focuses on molecular biology approaches and looks at some of the key CSEP contributors who have used molecular biology methods to advance our knowledge of the effects of exercise on whole body fitness and health.

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Canadian contributions to the understanding of physiology: a focus on bone

January 11, 2017

Canadians have made substantial contributions to the research on exercise and bone; this review aims to provide an overview of that history.

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CSEP member contributions to the understanding of exercise physiology: a focus on exercise neuroscience

February 8, 2017

Several CSEP members have contributed significantly to our knowledge in the field of exercise neuroscience since the 1970’s and this article gives a brief description of these activities.

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CSEP member contributions to the understanding of exercise physiology: progress in muscle metabolism

March 10, 2017

The purpose of the historical overview in metabolism is to draw attention to key ideas and methodologies that have occurred over the past 50 years, and the contributions by Canadian scientists, as well as colleagues elsewhere, to some of these areas. Due to space limitations this overview will be confined to broad understandings of the regulatory aspects of substrate metabolism in skeletal muscle.

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CSEP member contributions to the understanding of exercise physiology: physical activity guidelines

April 19, 2017

The focus of this paper is on the history of the development of physical activity guidelines in Canada with an emphasis on the leadership contributions of Canadian Association of Sport Science (CASS) / Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) members.

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Research contributions to the prevention of metabolic disorder over the last 50 years

May 16, 2017

The members of Canadian Association of Sports Sciences and Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology over the last 50 years have included eminent Canadian researchers who have changed the way that the world understands physical activity and the prevention of metabolic health conditions. In particular, Canadian researchers have been among the global leaders in the areas of exercise and diabetes cardiovascular disease and obesity.

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Historical perspective: research supporting Exercise is Medicine in Canada

July 5, 2017

In 2011 CSEP made the decision to bring EIM to Canada and hosted the first Task Force meeting in 2012. However, Canadians were contributing to the research that forms the basis of this initiative long before this and continue to do so. Here, we present some key Canadians who contributed substantially to our knowledge of the importance of physical activity to health.

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CSEP member contributions to the understanding of exercise physiology: a historical perspective on research in adult aging

September 13, 2017

Canadian researchers have made and continue to make important contributions in the area of exercise and aging, enhancing not only our understanding of age-related changes in the responses to exercise and exercise training, but also aging has served as a model in understanding some basic physiology from motor units to oxygen transport.

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Canadian Contributions to Exercise Physiology: A focus on cardiovascular function

October 13, 2017

The cardiovascular system is comprised of the heart, arteries, veins, capillaries and blood. Alterations to the cardiovascular system, via structural and functional adaptations, play essential roles especially when the system is faced with physiological stresses such as physical activity and exercise training.

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Historical perspective: Human Thermal Physiology in Canada

October 13, 2017

Canada is considered a cold nation that lends itself naturally to studies on human exposure to cold. However, certain environmental, recreational, and occupational conditions can impose significant heat stress.

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A 50th anniversary celebration of CSEP member contributions to the understanding of exercise physiology: Pionniers de la physiologie musculaire

November 17, 2017

In the opinion of the authors' the people highlighted here broke ground, gave life, contributed important science that laid foundational principles of muscular and neuromuscular physiology and influenced and gave direction to the careers to the ‘next generation’ of Canadian exercise physiologists.

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A 50th anniversary celebration of CSEP member contributions to the understanding of exercise physiology: a focus on physical activity and fitness epidemiology


November 17, 2017

This brief historical review summarizes the contributions of Canadian Association of Sport Science (CASS) / Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) members and other Canadian researchers to the development and advancement of the field of physical activity and fitness epidemiology over the past 50 years (1967-2017).

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