Director of the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology Laboratory

Lab Location

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology Laboratory – Burrard Building Rm. 452
St. Paul’s Hospital


Dr. Guenette’s teaching interests include cardio-respiratory physiology, exercise physiology, pathophysiology and exercise prescription for chronic disease management. 




  • American Thoracic Society
  • Canadian Thoracic Society
  • European Respiratory Society


  • American Journal of Physiology – Heart and Circulatory Physiology
  • American Journal of Physiology – Regulatory, Integrative  and Comparative Physiology
  • Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism
  • BMC Pulmonary Medicine
  • Canadian Respiratory Journal
  • Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal
  • Chest
  • European Journal of Applied Physiology
  • European Journal of Sport Science
  • European Respiratory Journal
  • Experimental Physiology
  • Frontiers in Respiratory Physiology
  • International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
  • Journal of Applied Physiology
  • Journal of Sport Sciences
  • Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports



The focus of the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology Laboratory is to better understand the physiological factors that limit exercise tolerance across the spectrum of health and chronic lung disease.  The lab uses a number of novel techniques to simultaneously assess the respiratory, cardiovascular, muscular and neuro-physiological responses to dynamic exercise.  This integrative approach allows us to better understand how these various physiological systems interact to cause exercise intolerance in humans.  We then design and test novel rehabilitation interventions to reduce symptoms and improve exercise performance and quality of life for patients suffering from chronic lung diseases. 

Dr. Guenette is currently recruiting students interested in pursuing MSc and PhD degrees through the UBC Rehabilitation Sciences Graduate Program.  Trainees can expect to work in a highly collaborative environment with other faculty members in Physical Therapy, the Center for heart Lung Innovation, the School of Kinesiology and various departments in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC.  Our laboratory has numerous additional collaborations at the provincial, national and international levels.  These established partnerships will provide students and postdoctoral fellows with a productive and diverse training experience.  Interested candidates should email the following information to Dr. Guenette:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • A one-page letter outlining your research experience and future goals
  • Names and contact information for two academic referees
  • See the Rehabilitation Sciences Research Graduate Programs website for information regarding deadlines and application procedures.



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