Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Lab (OBEL)

Lab Director

Dr. Julie Côté

Associate Professor / Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education.                                                                         


Phone:  (514) 398-4184 x 0539

julie.cote2 [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

About the Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Laboratory (OBEL)

The mission of OBEL is to advance fundamental knowledge on the mechanisms of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders (MSDs), develop applied knowledge to improve the effectiveness of training and rehabilitation interventions to reduce the burden of MSDs, and to lead highly qualified research trainees into developing successful careers as ergonomists, health care professionals and-or independent scientists. The vision of OBEL is that more knowledgeable and competent graduates will significantly contribute to better health and quality of life in our society.

The Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Laboratory is a DKPE satellite research site, located at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital (JRH) in Laval, Quebec.

As part of Montreal’s Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Readaptation (CRIR), the OBEL lab has access to on-site, full-time availability of research infrastructure and staff (a team of administrative assistants, technicians, programmers and statisticians).

Research at the OBEL lab benefits from ongoing collaborations with a variety of JRH clinical programs such as the PEDIP interdisciplinary program of rehabilitation and return to work.




OBEL online!

Interested in applying to conduct graduate research at OBEL? julie.cote2 [at] mcgill.ca (Click here)