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Cameron Ehnes

Discipline/Program
Kinesiology & Sport Studies (KNSS) Program
Title
Instructor
Office
2002-C
Phone
403.342.3242
Biography

Cameron Ehnes completed his M.Sc. at the University of Alberta, studying exercise physiology with a focus on physically demanding, emergency response occupations (e.g., firefighting, law enforcement, search and rescue, military). Cameron’s M.Sc. thesis investigated the impact of police duty ensemble on the cardiopulmonary response to exercise and simulated work performance. Cameron’s broad research interests include the impact of occupational clothing and equipment on the human response to exercise, human physiology (cardiopulmonary), and work performance. Cameron’s undergraduate degree is a B.Sc. Kinesiology from the University of Alberta. Outside of the academy, Cameron is an officer in the Canadian Army (Royal Canadian Corps of Signals) [Reserve] with experience focused on communications systems, planning and strategic estimates, personnel leadership and management, and field operations.

Cameron places an extremely high value on bridging the gaps between theory, research, and practice in his own endeavors in the academy and otherwise. As an instructor in the field of kinesiology, Cameron’s philosophy in teaching is based on three key principles. First, to engage students to find an interest area in the field. Second, to encourage students to approach physiology as the essential foundation for kinesiology, recognizing that understanding the body in function is essential for understanding the body in motion. Finally, to draw meaningful connections to previous competencies, future directions, and applications in the professional field of kinesiology outside of the institutionalized academy.

As an alumnus of Red Deer College, Cameron is glad to instruct in the institution where his academic training once started as a student.

Education

M.Sc. (Exercise Physiology), University of Alberta

B.Sc. (Kinesiology), University of Alberta

CSEP – Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Main Areas of Teaching

Physiology, Adapted Physical Education, Measurement and Evaluation, Health, Wellness, and Chronic Disease

Scholarly Activity

Selected Publications

Ehnes, C.M., Scarlett, M.P., Lemelin, S.J., Stickland, M.K., Petersen, S.R. (2019). The effect of general duty police ensemble on graded exercise and simulated work performance. Appl. Physiol. Nutr. Metab. E-pub ahead of print.

 

Phillips, D.B., Ehnes, C.M., Stickland, M.K., Petersen, S.R. (2019). Ventilatory responses in males and females during graded exercise with and without thoracic load carriage. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol., 119(2): 441-453.

 

Phillips, D.B., Ehnes, C.M., Welch, B.G., Lee, L.N., Simin, I., Petersen, S.R. (2018). Influence of work clothing on oxygen uptake and performance during treadmill exercise and the Wildland Firefighter Pack Test. Applied Ergonomics, 68: 313-318.

 

Phillips, D.B., Ehnes, C.M., Stickland, M.K., Petersen, S.R. (2016). The impact of thoracic load carriage up to 45 kg on the cardiopulmonary response to exercise. Eur. J. Appl. Physiol., 116: 1725-1734.

 

Conference Presentations

Ehnes, C.M. Scarlett, M.P., Lemelin, S.J., Stickland, M.K., Petersen, S.R. (2018). Effects of police duty ensemble on the cardiopulmonary response to exercise. Poster session presented at the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual General Meeting. November 2018. Niagara Falls, ON.

 

Ehnes, C.M. Scarlett, M.P., Lemelin, S.J., Stickland, M.K., Petersen, S.R. (2018). The impact of police duty ensemble on simulated work performance. Poster session presented at the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual General Meeting. November 2018. Niagara Falls, ON.

 

Ehnes, C.M., Phillips, D.B., Welch, B.G., Lee, L.N., Simin, I., Petersen, S.R. (2016). Effects of wildland firefighter clothing ensemble on pack test performance. Poster session presented at the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual General Meeting. October 2016. Victoria, BC.

 

Ehnes, C.M., Phillips, D.B., Welch, B.G., Lee, L.N., Simin, I., Petersen, S.R. (2016). Effects of wildland firefighter clothing on the oxygen cost of treadmill walking. Poster session presented at the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual General Meeting. October 2016. Victoria, BC.

 

Ehnes, C.M., Phillips, D.B., Stickland, M.K., Petersen, S.R., (2015). Effects of backpack weight on resting pulmonary function and oxygen cost of treadmill walking. Poster session presented at the Second International Conference on Physical Employment Standards. August 2015. Canmore, AB.

 

Current Research

Continued involvement with the Work Physiology Laboratory at the University of Alberta in occupational physiology research.

 

Professional Memberships

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)

 

Awards and Honours

  • Alberta Graduate Student Scholarship (Master’s)                                                        
  • Queen Elizabeth II Scholarship                                                                            
  • Undergraduate Research Initiative Stipend, University of Alberta