Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education

"One of the biggest things that I have learned through my time at McGill is to always carry hope and kindness with me. I genuinely believe that by being hopeful about positive change and bringing kindness into whatever we choose to do, we will be able to make a positive change in the world. We will be able to find solutions for some of these challenges as long as we all work together and strive to make a difference."

- Zainab Khan, Faculty of Education Valedictorian

Classified as: Convocation
Published on: 19 May 2023

For a qualitative research project investigating students' experience with supplementary schooling, a joint effort project by McGill University and the University of Antwerp in Belgium are looking for participants.

The goal is to investigate the educational pathways of students who attended supplementary schooling in the past.  Students who attended a form of supplementary schooling (Chinese school, Greek school, other heritage language schools, Mosque school, Black weekendschool, etc… ) in the past are cordially invited to participate.

Classified as: call for submissions
Published on: 17 May 2023

Landmark gift putting McGill on the world stage in sports science

By Fergus Grieve, Internal Communications Officer, Communications and External Relations

As construction for the Sylvan Adams Sports Science Institute (SASSI) on Pine Avenue continues, the McGill Reporter spoke with students who are already benefitting from SASSI Fellowships about their research ambitions and what the funding support has meant for their work.

Published on: 12 May 2023

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has announced this year's finalists for the Storytellers Challenge. Kinesiology Studies PhD candidate, Bradley Crocker is one of two McGill finalists. His research story focuses on eHealth Literacy. Watch Bradley's research story on navigating health (mis)information.


Published on: 24 Apr 2023

The Department Kinesiology and Physical Education's Dr. Lindsay Duncan, associate professor, Dr. Charlotte Usselman, assistant professor, and Will Huckins, master’s student, were featured recently in the McGill Tribune article on the bans on transgender women in sports.

The governing body that regulates track and field, cross country running, road running, race walking, mountain running, and ultra running competitions at the international level, voted to completely ban transgender women athletes who have gone through male puberty from competing at international events.

Published on: 14 Apr 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Danielle Alexander on the successful defense of her dissertation on the 30th March 2023!

Topic of her dissertation:
"Understanding Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behaviours in the Parasport Coaching Context"

Classified as: KPE
Published on: 4 Apr 2023

The Cardiovascular Health and Autonomic Regulation Laboratory in the department of Kinesiology and Physical Education is looking to recruit participants for an exciting study!


WHAT: To investigate the efficacy of using folic acid supplementation to restore the vascular benefits of physical activity in postmenopausal women and age-matched men.

Classified as: call for submissions
Published on: 3 Apr 2023

Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education, Shane Sweet, and McGill Research Assistant, Jacques Comeau, delivered a keynote presentation at the Eastern Canada Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium (ECSEPS) on March 25th, 2023.

The presentation focused on lessons learned in working in partnership from the perspectives of a researcher (Shane) and a research user (Jacques).

Published on: 31 Mar 2023

The purpose of this study is to compare leg blood flow responses to an acute bout of exercise between individuals with PCOS and control participants without PCOS. 

Young individuals with and without PCOS, aged 18-40. 

Observational Research Study:

1 familiarization visit: 1 hour; 1 test visit: 2 hours
Total time commitment: 3 hours

Body composition (fat mass, lean mass, bone density etc.) report via DXA scan valued at $125 CAD. 

Cardiovascular Health and Autonomic Regulation Laboratory

Classified as: call for submissions
Published on: 29 Mar 2023

On Friday March 10th, the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) hosted the 2023 Minds in Motion (MIM) conference, open to undergraduate and graduate students completing research in the field of KPE. For the first time, the MIM conference was open to students from McGill and from neighbouring universities around Canada, welcoming attendees from the University of Toronto, Queen’s University, Université de Montréal, Université Laval, McMaster University, Trent University and l’Institut national de santé publique du Québec

Published on: 21 Mar 2023

McGill Faculty of Education is expanding its Human Resources team and is looking to fill the positions of Staffing Advisor and Human Resources Administrator, working directly under the Human Resources Advisor and as part of the Dean’s Office unit.

Classified as: jobs, career, job search, position
Published on: 31 Jan 2023

For professional athletes, the pressures of competition and stigma surrounding mental health issues can be debilitating to the point where some are leaving the arena for good. Young hockey players are no exception. Fear of negative career repercussions can mean athletes avoid disclosing their mental health concerns.

Published on: 27 Jan 2023

Dr. Marie-Claude Geoffroy (Educational and Counselling Psychology) is a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair known for her longitudinal research on youth suicide and for testing mental health promotion intervention. For Bell Let's Talk Day (January 25) we asked Dr. Georffroy to provide the McGill Education Community with key advice on improving mental health for those who are suffering and for people who want to be active in helping others:

Published on: 25 Jan 2023

McGill's Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies is seeking an Academic Projects Officer. This administrator provides advising, planning, policy and project support on a range of dossiers and initiatives led by Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. This includes providing support in the preparation of planning documents, project reports, briefing notes, data analysis and presentations. They play an essential role in the advancement of the priorities of the unit.

Primary Responsibilities:

Classified as: jobs
Published on: 24 Jan 2023

Congratulations to George Shi, on publishing in the Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.

George Shi, recently published a paper titled "Outcomes of spinal cord injury peer mentorship: A community-based Delphi consensus approach" in Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.

The publication can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

Classified as: KPE
Published on: 12 Jan 2023


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