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David Winter received his BSc (1953) and MSc degrees (1961) from Queen’s University, and PhD from Dalhousue University (1967). He started his academic career in 1961 as an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering at the Royal Military College (Kingston, Ontario), before moving to the Technical University of Nova Scotia, where he was promoted to Professor in 1969. In 1969, he became Director of Biomedical Engineering at the Shriner's Hospital in Winnipeg, with a faculty position in Surgery at the University of Manitoba. In 1974 he moved to the University of Waterloo where he was an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology, and then promoted to Professor in 1976. He retired in 1995 with the title Distinguished Professor Emeritus. His research focused on human locomotion and he pioneered ideas such as automated motion analysis, appropriate filtering of motion analysis data, segmental energies and joint powers. In 2011 the ISB named their young investigator award after David, “David Winter Young Investigator Award”. David passed away in 2012.