We strive to have a positive impact on people’s lives which is why our researchers are dedicated to improving health across the lifespan.

Whether looking at tropical diseases, risk factors of children and youth, improving senior’s fitness or understanding how physical activity and recreation can improve our well-being, our research is innovative and cutting-edge.

Brock actively researches mosquitos that carry the Zika virus.

The Brock‐Niagara Centre for Health and Well‐Being conducts a wide array of research among people living with chronic health conditions and physical challenges. The research focuses on disease management and the related social and health complications.

Arising out of this research are four key exercise programs for the Niagara community: the Heart Strong Program, for people with known cardiovascular disease; Power Cord, for people with spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and amputations; Brock T.E.A.M., accessible workout facilities for amputees; and Senior Fit, an exercise program designed for men and women 55 years of age and older.

Across the University, our researchers tackle a wide array of health and wellness challenges. Our strong research areas include nursing, nutrition, diet and exercise, muscle growth and development, among others. We have specialized labs with cutting-edge equipment to conduct research in many areas of health, including workplace ergonomics, the way our bodies function in extreme head and cold, and healthy bone development and preservation.