HES Seminar Series: Polar Opposites: Thermal Stress & Human Performance

Event Details

Speaker: Stephen S. Cheung, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Kinesiology, Brock University.


Speaker Biography

Dr. Stephen Cheung is a Professor and former Canada Research Chair in Environmental Ergonomics (2007-17) at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. Dr. Cheung has published more than 110 articles that range from the effects of heat stress on the brain’s ability to recruit muscles through to the blood flow of fingers in the cold and its effect on frostbite risk and marine survival. His industrial work has partnered with the Toronto Fire Service to improve heat exposure guidelines and recovery protocols, the Search & Rescue Secretariat to improve survival models in the North Atlantic and the Arctic, and various occupational and athletic clothing manufacturers on developing more thermally efficient and comfortable clothing. Cheung authored Advanced Environmental Exercise Physiology, the primary graduate text in the field, along with two books on the science of cycling. Dr. Cheung obtained his M.Sc. from Simon Fraser University, his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, and an Honours diploma from the International Space University.