Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education news
Last week the Schulich School of Music hosted the McGill’s Rising Stars event. The gathering saluted some of the most exciting and innovative new researchers across our campus, recognizing the success of social science and humanities researchers recently awarded SSHRC Insight Development Grants and/or FRQSC Nouveaux Chercheurs funding.
At the Faculty of Education with McGill, Canada’s top university, we proudly trace our origins back to 1857. This minute long video will take you on a quick tour around our faculty, our three departments, and our research institutes:
Maximilien Van Haaster (B.Ed. Kinesiology ’16), of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, is one of three McGill athletes representing Canada at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio, August 5th to 21st. From Montreal, Quebec, Van Haaster won an individual bronze medal at the 2013 Pan American fencing Championships, and finished fifth in both individual and team foil events at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.
Dr. Caroline Paquette, of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE), has been approved for a New Investigator Award on behalf of the Scientific Advisory Board of Parkinson Canada. The award will aid Dr. Caroline Paquette in continuing the research project "Neuronal correlates of turning impairments in Parkinson's disease”.
The Ottawa Senators announced on Friday the appointment of McGill Education alumnus Martin Raymond (BEd 1990, MA (Physical Education) 1996) as an assistant coach to bench boss Guy Boucher. It marks the second National Hockey League stint for the tandem, which also worked together with the Tampa Bay Lightning from 2010 to 2013.
Enrico Quilico (MA, 2015), alumnus of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, is helping to raise funds for Brain Injury Canada by participating this weekend's Ironman Triathlon in Lake Placid, VT. Over ten years ago, Quilico was involved in a motorcycling accident. He was lucky to survive. Now, after rehabilitation for his severe brain injury, he is a graduate of education programs at both McGill and Concordia, and will be teaching adult literacy this autumn.
Dr. Dennis Jensen appointed Interim Director of McGill Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health (PATH)
Dr. Dennis Jensen, of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, has been appointed Interim Director of the McGill Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health (PATH). Dr.
The NHL's Winnipeg Jets hockey team has named Education alumnus Jamie Kompon (BEd, Physical Education, 1989) as assistant coach. Previously Kompon had served as Head Coach and General Manager of the WHL's Portland Winterhawks (2014-15). Kompon's NHL experience includes stints with the LA Kings (2006-12) and Chicago Blackhawks (2012-14). In 2013 Kompon became the first NHL coach in 78 years to win back-to-back Stanley Cup titles with different teams.
The Faculty of Education is pleased to announce that Professor Anila Asghar has been appointed as the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies. In this role Dr. Asghar is responsible for facilitating the ongoing development of successful research programs, and for promoting the excellence of our graduate students by actively supporting and coordinating all facets of graduate academic life in the Faculty of Education.
The Faculty of Education at McGill University proudly saw over four hundred of our students cross the stage this past Thursday, June 2nd at McGill's annual convocation ceremonies. Celebrating their finest moment were 429 Faculty of Education students who received a degree or certificate this year, including 297 undergraduates, and 115 students pursuing graduate studies. Counting the family, friends, and loved ones, over 1,600 participants celebrated convocation on behalf of the Faculty of Education this year.
George Burnett (BEd, 1985) was named General Manager of the Ontario Hockey League's Flint Firebirds. Burnett has coached Junior hockey since 1989, spending nine years with the Belleville Bulls, and most recently as Coach and GM of the Hamilton Bulldogs. Burnett also played hockey with OHL's London Knights and McGill Redmen. [Read the OHL announcement, May 17, 2016]
Dr. Lee Schaefer, of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, was the recipient of the American Educational Research Association's (AERA) Narrative Research Special Interest Groups' Award for the Most Outstanding Publication of 2016.
"Sitting is the new smoking," argues Australian Broadcasting Corp. program featuring KPE's Dr. Ross Andersen
Dr. Ross Andersen, of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, spoke recently to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) regarding the potential risks associated with prolonged sitting. "Sitting is the new smoking," argues Ellen Fanning of ABC's RN (Radio National) during her hour-long radio segment, Life Matters. ABC.net has provided a unique page for the interview with Drs.
The 39th annual McGill sports award gala recently celebrated the university's top athletes for the 2015-16 intercollegiate season. Education students played a major role: Mélodie Daoust was named as female athlete of the year for McGill University; Vincent Dufort captured the Richard Pound trophy.