Dr. Ira Jacobs
Faculty: Kinesiology and Physical Education- University of Toronto
Title: Professor and Dean
What do you wish you had known when you were in graduate school?
The range of opportunities to pursue exercise physiology
research as a professional career, in addition to those in academia.
What information/ advice did you learn in graduate school that has been most influential?
How to communicate scientifically and how to adjust that
communication for different audiences who may be specialists or laypeople. Get
out of your comfort zone and, for example, move to study in another country.
Where do you think exercise physiology graduates are most needed?
Integrated health provider teams, government policy and
program development (federal, provincial and municipal, high performance
Where do you see your overall area of research headed in the next 5 years?
I am currently engaged in research to understand the effects
of exercise on the pharmacokinetics of commonly prescribed drugs.
Outside of your own interests, what area of exercise science/physiology do you find most exciting right now?
Why is being a CSEP Academic Member important to you?
recent decades, Canada has always been at the international forefront of
exercise physiology research. The collaborative networking opportunities in
Canada are rich and fertile ground for progress, and our annual CSEP conference
is a fantastic opportunity for continuing professional development and
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