Stephen Smith (IHSRC conference committee) is the Associate Dean of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. Stephen researches matters of wellness and vitality, curricular and instructional practices in health and physical education, and the somatics of teacher education. Drawing upon human sciences methodologies, he has investigated the acquisition of movement competence and the means whereby children, youth and adults are taught to become physically proficient. His writings explore gesture theory and its nuanced applications to interspecies relationships. His work is also featured on www.function2flow.ca.