Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education news
McGill University has applied to play in the Ontario University Athletics football conference, which, if accepted, would move the Redmen from the Quebec league to Ontario by 2013, the team’s 133rd season on the gridiron.
A new study by Carsten Wrosch of Concordia University and Catherine Sabiston of McGill’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education found that breast cancer survivors who were able to let go of old exercise goals and set new ones increased their level of physical activity and showed an improved well-being overall.
Dr. Dilson Rassier has been named a William Dawson Scholar in recognition of his outstanding research in muscle biophysics. The William Dawson Scholar Award recognizes outstanding and original researchers of world-class caliber who are poised to become leaders in their areas of expertise.
A new university research center spearheaded by the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education was approved by Senate on March 21 and by the Board of Governors on March 27, 2012. The McGill University Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health will welcome members from across the university to collaborate in exploring the links between physical activity and health.
McGill Faculty of Education Professor Shaheen Shariff has been named as one of four worldwide recipients of Facebook’s first Digital Citizenship research grants – a $50,000 (U.S.) award that will support her Define the Line project, designed to help reduce cyber-bullying and promote responsible digital citizenship.
A webcast is now available for the Bloomberg Manulife Prize Roundtable held January 12, 2012 with guest speaker and prize winner, Dr. Steven Blair, University of South Carolina.
As of December 28th, McGill’s license of Virus Barrier X will expire. Replacing it is Trend Micro’s Smart Surfing for Mac. Its features include antivirus, antispyware and web threat protection; additionally, it has built in parental controls, a spam blocker and a two-way firewall.
The scheduled upgrade of Banner/Minerva is completed and related systems are now open. Note that when logging into Banner, instead of simply entering “BANNER” as the database name, you will need to specify “BANNER.MCGILL.CA”. Please see the full announcement for important details.