DUniv. 2019

Honorary Doctorate Recipient

Dina Brooks


Dina Brooks is a Vice Dean (Faculty of Health Sciences) and Executive Director (School of Rehabilitation Sciences), at McMaster University. She is also a Professor (Status only) in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science Institute at the University of Toronto.  

She is recognized internationally as a leader in cardiorespiratory rehabilitation and held a Canada Research Chair in Rehabilitation and COPD.  Over the last 5 years, she has held grants from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) and other organizations as principal investigator totaling over $3.5M and has published over 125 peer reviewed publications (with almost 300 lifetime peer reviewed publications). She is the Scientific Editor of Physiotherapy Canada and chaired the Scientific Committee of the World Congress of Physical Therapy Congress in 2017 in South Africa. 

Dina Brooks has received many honors, including a Queen’s Jubilee Medal for the impact of her research on the lives of individuals with lung disease, a Fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences the highest honor that recognizes international leadership, academic performance and scientific creativity and the Enid Graham Award (highest honor in Canadian Physiotherapy Association).

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