The Canada Gait Consortium, a uniquely Canadian task force


Created by Dr. Olivier Beauchet in September 2015, the Canada Gait Consortium (CGC) is a nationwide research consortium which brings together nine teams of researchers from the fields of aging and human movement, thereby creating Canada’s largest network of gait and balance-related medical condition subject matter experts.

Director of the CGC

Dr. Olivier Beauchet, Director of the Centre of Excellence on Longevity, McGill University, Montreal, QC

Members of the CGC

Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose, PhD, Aging, Mobility and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Dr. Richard Camicioli, MD, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Dr. John Barden, Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Neuromechanical Research Centre, University of Regina, SK

Dr. Tony Szturn, PhD, Department of Physical Therapy, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB Dr. Victoria Chester, PhD, Co-Director of McCain Human Performance Laboratory, Faculty of Kinesiology University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB

Dr. Guillaume Leonard, PhD, Centre de Recherche sur le Vieillissement de Sherbrooke (CDRV-IUGS), Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC

Dr. Sébastien Grenier, PhD, Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC

Dr. Louis Bherer, PhD, University of Montreal, Montreal, QC


The Canada Gait Consortium:

– develops joint research program into gait-related conditions and age-related balance conditions;

– provides researchers with the ability to share and connect their databases, so as to expand the range of their work and improve the relevance of their results;

– initiates innovative research activities based on mathematical modelling of clinical research;

– generates and/or joins international research initiatives in the field of mobility in elderly persons.