Kinesiology Professor Named Woman Of Distinction

Audrey HicksAudrey Hicks is among the 11 recipients of 2020 Women of Distinction Awards from YWCA Hamilton.

Audrey, who was recognized in the health category, joined McMaster in 1988, as a professor in the Department of Kinesiology. While establishing her research expertise and excellence in the areas of neuromuscular physiology, Audrey focused on aging and exercise rehabilitation in neurological populations. She is the founding director of the MacWheelers and MSFitt Exercise Rehabilitation Programs for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) and multiple sclerosis (MS), has supervised numerous graduate students, authored more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and has been an invited speaker to local, national and international meetings.

Audrey was among the 76 women and organizations nominated for awards and celebrated by more than 1,000 attendees at the 44th annual Women of Distinction Awards. The awards honour and celebrate trailblazing Hamilton women who have excelled in their fields and also salute outstanding workplaces whose policies and practices promote women's leadership and equal advancement opportunities. Audrey was among the five McMaster community members to be recognized, joining Diana Weir, Kristen Parise, Heather Sheardown and Kayonne Christy.

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