Seminar Series: Jane Thornton

Date: Friday, September 18
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Online Via Zoom
Meeting ID: 959 1396 2951
Passcode: 255359

Dr JaneThornton

"Health-enhancing Physical Activity: Research Solutions for Lifelong Mobility"

Jane Thornton, MD, PhD, CCFP (SEM), Dip. Sport Physician (IOC)Jane Thornton
Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Kinesiology 
Western University

Short Biography:
Dr. Jane Thornton is a Clinician Scientist specializing in health innovation, medical education and advocacy for physical activity in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.

Dr. Thornton has launched several initiatives to promote physical activity, including the Make Your Day Harder project with Dr. Mike Evans, the inaugural Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) Medicine Through Movement conference, and My Active Ingredient, an initiative to create and curate physical activity resources for patients with chronic conditions.

Dr. Thornton’s international roles include serving as Medical and Scientific Expert for the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Active Well-being Initiative as well as Scientific Committee Member for the 2021 IOC World Conference on Prevention of Injury & Illness in Sport. She also serves as Deputy Editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Thornton represented Canada for over a decade in the sport of elite rowing, becoming both a World Champion (2006) and Olympian (2008), and has been recognized with the 2015 AthletesCan Social Responsibility Award for her contribution to society by sport/volunteer initiatives.