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Fonds de recherche sur la santé

PERFORM Centre – Concordia University (human)

Name of entity


Entity type

Research centre specializing in primary prevention and health research


Primary prevention, imaging, nutrition, physical conditioning, stress test, exercise, sleep, clinical analysis, functional analysis, balance, movement, community, large scale research, athletic therapy, rehabilitation, Concordia University, creative arts therapy, psychology, neurology, MRI, PET, SPECT-CT, DEXA, VO2max, Aquatherapy.

Area of expertise

The PERFORM centre is a platform of more than 8000m2 dedicated to primary prevention and health research. The centre was designed to give researchers the ability to undertake a multitude of studies in lifestyle interventions with all the necessary equipment all under one roof in order to do physical evaluations, tissue / fluid analysis, imaging, functional analysis, nutritional assessments, psychological evaluations, etc.

Services offered

Note that the operation of each of our platforms is overseen by our technical team:

Sleep lab: three bedrooms; observation room; multi-purpose room; consult room.

Imaging centre dedicated to research: Functional 3T MRI; PET-CT, SPECT-CT, DEXA and high resolution ultrasound

Functional Assessment Laboratory: Pertubation platform with Vicon system; Neurocom for balance assessment; EEG; Biodex-HUMAC Norm for range of motion and strength assessment.

Clinical Analysis Suite: Analytical Chemistry, micro-biology, cell culture.

Cardio-Pulmonary Suite: 5 platforms for VO2max; ECG; direct measure of resting metabolic rate; accessible for participants in wheelchairs.

Conditioning Floor: Large exercise platform with over 105 exercise machines; Centralized data tracking system.

Athletic Therapy Clinic: Student run clinic with aquatherapy (Swimmex) equipped with observation windows.

Nutrition suite: Equipped with state of the art Teaching Kitchen for courses on meal preparation or cooking demonstrations. There is also a Metabolic Kitchen for the production of controlled meals.

Physiological Suite: Electro-Encephalography (EEG) and Near Infra-Red Spectroscopy (fNIRS) equipment that allows researchers to explore bioelectrical neuronal activity.


Dr. Habib Benali, Scientific Director
514-848-2424 ext 4452


Dr. Jean-Paul Soucy: Associate Director, Bio imaging; Ms. Lynn Roy: Assistant Director, Research Development and Strategic Initiatives; Ms. Deborah Cross Assistant Director, Education and Community Engagement Programs
514-848-2424 ext 4452



Street Address:
Centre PERFORM Centre
7200 Sherbrooke St. West,
Montréal QC

Mailing Address :
Centre PERFORM Centre
7141 Sherbrooke St. West,
Montréal, QC, H4B 1R6