Dr. Kristine Cowley new Director of the SCRC

On July 1, 2020, after 5 years of dedicated service as Director of the Spinal Cord Research Centre (SCRC), Dr. Phillip Gardiner passed the directorship torch to Dr. Kristine Cowley.

The SCRC is grateful for Dr. Gardiner’s leadership and vision for the SCRC.  His development of a Strategic Plan to help strengthen interaction and research at the SCRC; relationship with the Will to Win Golf classic committee; support for the Human Function Spinal Cord Research laboratory has led to several significant transformative changes over the past 5 years.

Thank you Dr. Gardiner. All the best in your research endeavors!


Dr. Kristine Cowley is an Assistant Professor and long-standing member of the SCRC. She is very knowledgeable on the history of the SCRC and has played an integral role in its direction both research and operation wise. Dr. Cowley spearheaded the development and implementation of the unique Human Spinal Cord Injury Research Centre for Health, Balance and Motor Control laboratory located at the Spinal Cord Research Centre in the Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba.

We look forward to working with Dr. Cowley in her new role as Director!