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Canadian Science Policy Centre | Daniel J. Weeks

Daniel J. Weeks

November 4, 2014 - 4:39pm -- admin
President and Vice Chancellor
University of Northern British Colombia

Dr. Daniel J. Weeks, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Northern British Columbia, is a cognitive neuroscientist and an internationally-recognized expert on human motor control. His current research examines the influences of brain specialization, skill acquisition, motor control and attention on spatial cognition and decision-making processes. He also has a research program focused on skill acquisition in persons with Down syndrome and those with other intellectual challenges. He has pioneered new brain imaging techniques to determine the impact of cerebral specialization and information processing on health and behaviour. As a former member of the Board of Directors of Down Syndrome International, Dr. Weeks has also engaged in promoting health and physical activity in developing countries around the world as a fundamental human right for persons with intellectual disabilities. In addition to his research and teaching career, the last several years have increasingly focused on university leadership. In that context he has developed and established numerous university-partnerships and collaborations.

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