Virtual Hall of Fame
Wendy Jane Dahlgren earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in physical education at the University of Alberta where she developed her interest in anatomy, exercise physiology and fitness. Following a two-year term as a lecturer at the University of Toronto, Wendy joined the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Manitoba in 1966. Here she broadened her interests to include the study of gross motor programs for children with learning disabilities. In 1975 she received her Ph.D. in Anatomy from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba.
Throughout her career, Wendy has maintained a deep commitment to a wide range of professionally-related studies. Her work in youth fitness is widely recognized; she has served as Regional Director, Canada Fitness Survey; member of the Advisory Committee on Revisions to the Canada Fitness Survey; member of the National Advisory Committee for the Symposium for the International Year of Youth. She has also conducted additional research and surveys for Fitness Canada related to the Canada Fitness Award.
Wendy has published extensively and has chaired many organizations both provincially and nationally: Manitoba Physical Activity Institute, Manitoba Advisory Council on Fitness and Amateur Sport, and the Planning Committee for the 1984 Canadian Symposium on Adapted Physical Activity in Edmonton, to name a few.
A talented teacher, despite a heavy administrative load as Assistant Dean, Wendy carries an extensive teaching program in undergraduate and graduate courses in both the Faculty of Physical Education and the Faculty of Medicine. Her talent was recognized when she received the Olive B. Stanton Award of Excellence in Teaching at the University of Manitoba; and in 1984 the YWCA Woman of the Year Award in Winnipeg.
In 1984, Wendy added another dimension to her distinguished career when she became a research/writer for the popular Winnipeg-based National CBC TV Program “Body Talk”. Her commitment to CAHPER has been exceptional: Chairperson, CAHPER Adapted Programs Committee; member CAHPER Task Force for the development of a fitness award program for the TMH children; Chair of numerous President’s ad hoc committees; Vice-President, Membership; Vice-President, Publications; and President.
To-night we honour a multi-talented professional and a dedicated advocate of health and physical education – Wendy Jane Dahlgren..
1986 R. Tait McKenzie Honour Award recipient
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
DR. WENDY DAHLGREN AWARDED PROVINCE'S HIGHEST HONOR
In recognition of her outstanding commitment to the promotion of physical fitness, particularly for girls and women, Dr. Wendy J. Dahlgren of Winnipeg has been inducted into the Order of the Buffalo Hunt, the highest honor the province can bestow.
University Professor Inducted Into the Order of the Buffalo Hunt
Switchback - CBC Manitoba Open House (Part 1, 1987)
Switchback from September 1987, hosted by Laurie Mustard. Part one features the CBC Manitoba program Body Talk with Lynne Kellner, Dr. Wendy Dahlgren, and Arvel Gray.
University of Manitoba - Past Deans of the Faculty of Graduate Studies
U of M task Force Report: Appendix
1984 Award Recipients
YMCA-YWCA Women of Distinction Awards