McGill Faculty of Education was just ranked as the third best in the country, by University Magazine's 2021 rankings! Schools were judged solely on their teacher education programs and McGill was lauded for its student teaching experiences and its range of practical career-oriented opportunities for future teachers.
The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education would like to congratulate the recipients of 2020–2021 David L. Montgomery Award.
Saad Razzaq – Supervisor: Dr. Dennis Jensen
“‘The added value of the CAT dyspnea and respiratory sub-items as associated with poor CPET outcomes in a random sample of people with COPD and those at risk from the CanCOLD study.’
Congratulations to Maximilien Van Haaster (KPE, BSc '16) who joins a 20-member entourage of McGill University students and graduates headed to Tokyo to serve in an official capacity at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, July 23 to Aug. 8. The athletes mark the highest number of McGillians slated to compete at the Summer Games since 2008 in Beijing, when 11 represented the Montreal institution.
Congratulations to KPE's Ph.D. student, Alexandra Potvin-Desrochers, for receiving receiving a studentship from Centre de recherche Interdisciplinaire en réadaptation du Montréal métropolitain (CRIR).
Alexandra's PhD thesis title: Understanding and improving freezing of gait in Parkinson’s disease
Exploring the exercise-body image relationship in women aged 45-75 years:
A cross-sectional study
We are looking for volunteers to take part in a research study that explores the role of exercise in managing body image and health behaviours in women aged 45-75 years.
Congratulations to Ahzum Mujaddid and Jaycie Triandafilou, both MSc (Exercise Physiology) candidates in Prof. Jensen's Clinical Exercise and Respiratory Physiology Laboratory, for being awarded a scholarship supplement from the Quebec Respiratory Health Research Network.
Congratulations to Matthew Slopecki for being selected as the winner for the International Society of Biomechanics-Sponsored 'Motor Control Group Student Award", for his oral presentation, that will be given at the 12th Symposium on Motor Control at the 28th Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics 2021.
Congratulations to Chen Yang for successfully defending his dissertation on 15th June 2021!
Topic of his dissertation:
Biomechanical analysis of sex-specific adaptations to muscle fatigue in repetitive upper limb tasks
Three Olympians head a list of six new inductees for the Class of 2021, announced Tuesday, to the McGill University Sports Hall of Fame.
Congratulations to Ricarda Haeger for successfully defending her dissertation on 8th June 2021!
Topic of her dissertation:
"Inter-Sarcomere Dynamics and Stability in Skeletal Muscle Myofibrils"
Supervisor: Dr. Dilson Rassier
Ricarda Haeger is with Dr. Dilson Rassier's Muscle Physiology and Biophysics Laboratory
As part of the Bicentennial Celebrations, faculties, central units, associations, and unions were asked to nominate the Unsung Heroes in their department; the less-recognized faculty and staff who have walked the halls of McGill through the ages and who have greatly helped shape the community. Nominated by a colleague, the Faculty of Education's Greg Reid (Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education) was featured as a hero on June 15th for his significant contribution to research and teachings in the field of adapted physical activity.
Hailing from around the world, McGill’s valedictorians are a diverse, multitalented group. When they came to the University, they brought with them their unique backgrounds, passions, and ambitions. While they all praise the education they received at McGill, one thing is certain, the University has benefitted just as much for having them as valuable, contributing members of our community.
Congratulations to our Recipient of 2021 McGill Sports Science Post-Doctoral Fellowship
Supervisor: Dr. Shane Sweet
Project Title: Co-Developing the Blueprint for Quality Powerchair Sport Programming
David Urquhart has been appointed full-time head coach of the McGill University men's hockey team.
A 2018 inductee to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame, Urquhart has spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach of the San Diego Gulls, an American Hockey League affiliate of the Anaheim Ducks. During that span, he helped guide the team to a 92-60-17 record in regular season play and three playoff berths.
March 31, 2021, Kaila Bonnell published an article entitled "Access To Physical Activity Opportunities For People Living With Physical Disabilities" on Orbitexercise.com. Orbitexercise is an online platform that aims to address numerous health topics to encompass different people’s contexts. Former TIE lab member, Kaila is one of the founders of Orbitexercise.