Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education news
The Faculty of Education is offering three new Special Topics courses in Health, Science, and Art & Social Media. The deadline to apply for these new courses is this Friday Sept, 18 at noon. Education students will find all the pertinent details in their McGill email accounts. We are now accepting applications for these three new Faculty of Education Special Topics courses.
After being named Canada's top female athlete two years in a row, young Quebec tennis star Eugenie Bouchard has lost 13 of her last 15 matches. Dr. Gordon Bloom of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Director of the McGill Sports Psychology Research Laboratory, was interviewed by the Montreal Gazette to help resolve questions brought to light by her recent disappointments.
A recent article with Business Insider Australia profiled Professor Julie Côté, of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, and her research into treadmill desks and standing workstations. Please visit Business Insider online to read the entire article: "Forget the standing desk, here's what science says about the treadmill workstation" (Chris Pash, Business Insider Australia, July 9, 2015)
By Earl Zukerman Published May 20, 2015, McGill Athletics CALGARY, Alta. -- Hockey Canada announced Wednesday that Jamie Kompon (BEd (PE) 1989), a McGill University graduate from Thunder Bay, Ont., is among three head coaches named to lead the three Canadian teams at the 2015 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge in August.
On May 29th, close to 450 Faculty of Education students walked across the stage to receive their degree at the convocation ceremony held on McGill’s main campus. The Hon. Michael A. Meighen, Chancellor of McGill, opened the ceremonial proceedings with the colourful customary procession led by piper Jeff McCarthy. The convocation tent was filled to capacity with proud family members cheering on the graduates as they were ‘capped’ by Principal, Suzanne Fortier, before receiving their academic degree.
Patients who needed bariatric surgery often don't take proper care of themselves after the procedure, revealed a study released in March by the research team of Dr. Ross Andersen's Health and Fitness Promotion Laboratory.
At the recent Faculty Council meeting Maya Kucij, Liaison Librarian at the Faculty of Education, discussed changes to the Tri-Agency Open Access Policy. The following resources can provide you with further information and clarification regarding the new policy: Through the McGill Library Services website:
Concussions are a top-of-mind issue in hockey To build a better helmet is a complex issue, says McGill expert By Neale McDevitt Published April 13, 2015, McGill Reporter
Marika Guérin, Kinesiology major with the Faculty of Education, was named McGill University’s female rookie athlete of the year at the 38th annual varsity sports awards gala. Saint-Lazare’s Kelly Donivan, a 3rd year Secondary English Education major, was named MVP of McGill’s women’s rowing unit.
The annual professional development event Journey’s End—Journey’s Start took place Thursday, April 2nd with events in the Education building and across the campus. Focused on the themes of mindfulness and sustaining delight in teaching, the 2015 edition included five workshops, a reception, and a presentation by the keynote speaker, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) teacher Charity Bryant. As in past years, an inspiring closing address from Associate Dean of Academic Programs Dr.
McGill’s annual Bravo gala is a time to celebrate the best of the best in McGill’s research community by recognizing those researchers who have been awarded major provincial, national and international prizes. This year, Professor Russell Hepple, Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, was among those recognized. The Montreal General Hospital Foundation awarded him the 2014 Nesbitt McMaster Award for Excellence in Medicine and Surgery.
The Research Exchange Forum events have been relaunched to promote faculty-wide research sharing. These regular events, open to all, are intended to support the transdisciplinary research culture within the Faculty, and to provide an informal hub where faculty and graduate students’ ongoing research can be discussed.
A newly published study headed by Ross E. Andersen’s team at his Health and Fitness Promotion Laboratory, housed in McGill’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, highlights the need for physical activity for those who have undergone the increasingly popular practice of bariatric surgery.