Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education news
Pioneering EDUBuddy program offers mentoring, guidance For Education students looking to make an impact as leaders or for first-year students seeking advice and guidance, mentoring services are available within the Faculty of Education. Since 2012 the Education Undergraduate Society of McGill (EdUS) has been pairing up new students with experienced ones through their EDUBuddy mentoring program.
The Faculty of Education of McGill University would like to extend our formal congratulations to all 2014 Fall graduates. The following students completed their Masters or Doctoral programs within the Faculty of Education and were honoured at McGill’s convocation ceremony of October 29, 2014:
When their son passed away tragically in 2009, Vincent and Sabina Tassone were determined that Adriano’s legacy of generosity would survive. Adriano Tassone excelled as a defensive back and on-field leader with the McGill Redmen football team while pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce with the Desautels Faculty of Management. Mr. and Mrs. Tassone promptly founded two awards that continue to honour Adriano’s name and the spirit of kindness that characterized his gregarious and charismatic personality.
KPE’s Dr. Julie Côté Interviewed on Radio-Canada Julie Côté, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies and professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, spoke to Philip Desrosiers of Radio-Canada about ergonomics, seating postures and vertical workstations on October 11th, 2014.
The McGill Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health (PATH) presented their first annual symposium on Friday, October 3rd at the McGill Faculty Club. Entitled Making Connections, the Centre’s inaugural seminar event gathered prominent researchers from McGill and elsewhere who have an interest in studying the relationship between physical activity and health across a broad spectrum of healthy and diseased states.
While the Faculty of Education’s Community Engagement Day is now behind us, many of the organizations that came to meet students in our lobby on September 22nd are still seeking volunteers:
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.