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He got game: basketball's inventor was Physical Education honours student at McGill

Dr. James Naismith is acclaimed as the inventor of basketball. Born in 1861 near Almonte, Ontario, Naismith studied physical education at McGill, "completing his BA with honours in Physical Education in 1888," according to a recent McGill Tribune article on the subject.

Published: 21Jan2016

Professors Howard, Schaefer join our faculty

McGill's Faculty of Education is pleased to introduce two new professors: Dr. Philip Howard has joined our Department of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE), and Dr. Lee Schaefer is a new addition to our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE).

Published: 19Jan2016

Jet lag can’t slow McGill’s Daoust (B.Ed. Physical Education)

You can excuse Mélodie Daoust if she may a little tired these days.

On Thursday, Jan. 7 (Daoust’s 24th birthday), she was in Füssen, Germany, lacing up her skates as part of the Canadian national development team in the gold-medal game against Finland at the Nations Cup.

Published: 14Jan2016

Dr. Julie Côté appointed Chair of Kinesiology and Physical Education Department (KPE)

Dean Dilson Rassier is pleased to announce that Dr. Julie Côté has been appointed as Chair of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Dr. Côté received her PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the Physiology Department with the Université de Montréal, and her Master's in Science with the University of Wisconsin's Kinesiology Department.

Published: 12Jan2016

Mélodie Daoust (BEd (PE)) named Captain of Canadian squad at Nations Cup Tourney

Mélodie Daoust, a centre with the McGill University Martlets, was named Sunday to captain Canada's national women's development hockey team at the 2016 Nations Cup, in Fussen, Germany, Jan. 4-7.

Published: 5Jan2016

“The Fast Radio Sky”: A lecture with the 2015 Canada Council Killam Prize (Natural Sciences) Laureate, Professor Victoria Kaspi

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Victoria Kaspi

Victoria Kaspi has made important contributions to the understanding of the universe, with major discoveries throughout her career in the study of rapidly spinning compact neutron stars called pulsars. 

Kinesiology and athletics are a good match, KPE's Dr. Côté tells Le Soleil

Dr. Julie Côté, of our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, spoke to Le Soleil this week about her career, her experiences, and the happy marriage between athletics and kinesiology in her current profession.

Published: 14Dec2015

KPE's Mélodie Daoust (B.Ed. Physical Education) to play for Canada at Nations Cup

Mélodie Daoust, captain of the McGill Martlets, has been named by Hockey Canada to play at the 2016 Nations Cup tournament in Füssen, Germany, Jan. 4-7.

The Canadian women’s development team will participate in the four-day competition along with national teams from Finland, Germany, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.

Published: 8Dec2015

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