Dr. Cynthia Hamilton
A scholar and an athlete, Cynthia holds a B.Ed from University of Hawaii, and a M.Sc and PhD in Applied Science from Simon Fraser University. She has received several awards including an athletic scholarship to attend University of Hawaii and a Graduate Scholarship from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. During her years as a student athlete she competed in running races around the globe, retiring, due to a health condition, shortly after representing Canada at the World Track and Field Championships. Her search to return to optimal health led her in 1994 to Master Zhi Gang Sha, then teaching Qi Gong. Having experienced an impressive boost in vitality with Qi Gong, she began studying health practices outside conventional western care. She served on the Centre For Holistic Health Studies Advisory Committee at Langara College and promoted and facilitated several complementary and integrative (CIM) research studies. In addition to consulting contracts, Cynthia has held positions within the department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at SFU, Terry Fox Lab in Vancouver, service d'hématologie expérimentale at Hôpital St. Antoine, Paris, France and at Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. Cynthia currently devotes most of her time to teaching health and wellness techniques, assisting with CIM research and volunteering in the community.