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 McGill OBEL has two research sites. One is located on the Downtown Campus in the Currie Gym, and the other at the Jewish Rehabilitation Hospital (JRH) in Laval, Quebec. In addition, several of our research projects are conducted on training or work sites using portable systems.

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




OBEL online!

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