Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education

Congratulations to our awardees of this year’s McGill Sports Science Fellowships!

These three students are being awarded fellowships to support their research projects outlined below:

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Published on: 21 Apr 2021

The Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education would like to congratulate the five recipients of the 2021 Adriano Tassone Internship Award.

Established in 2009 by Vincent and Sabina Tassone along with friends and family, in memory of their son Adriano Tassone, to help Faculty of Education students in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education who have completed U1 and/or U2 gain practical and research experience in Kinesiology through an internship award.

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Published on: 21 Apr 2021

1. March 5, 2021, Kaila Bonnell, Emilie Michalovic, and Dr. Shane Sweet published their study entitled "Physical activity for individuals living with a physical disability in Quebec: Issues and opportunities of access" on the Disability and Health Journal. This qualitative study investigated the relative accessibility of physical activity from the perspective of individuals with physical disabilities.

Published on: 12 Apr 2021

KPE's Dr. Gordon Bloom was featured on TSN's "Yes Guy" (Episode 18 that aired on March 27th, starting at 15:30 timestamp) talking about today's issues in sports psychology. Aside from navigating the challenges of "sports life", professional athletes have the same personal life issues that most of us do, plus the added vulnerabilities of their job performance being scrutinized by journalists and everyday critics online.

Published on: 29 Mar 2021

Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff,

We are writing to you to make you aware of the required cybersecurity measures McGill has been implementing during the past year’s remote work situation and the impending completion scheduled for our Faculty. McGill has been rolling out two-factor authentication (2FA) for all new accounts since January 2020. In April, IT Services will support the Faculty of Education in securing all remaining accounts for faculty, staff, and students.


Published on: 29 Mar 2021

Congratulations to Jordan Lefebvre for successfully defending his PhD thesis on Friday, March 12th, 2021.

Title of his PhD thesis:
From Mentoring to Developmental Networks: An Examination of Developmental Relationships in Sport

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Published on: 22 Mar 2021

KPE Sports Science Post-Doctoral Researcher - Call for Applications

We are pleased to announce the call for applications for a two-year Post-Doctoral Researcher position in the field of sports science. If you are interested in applying, please reach out to a prospective supervisor to discuss joining their team of researchers. 

For More information please visit our Postdoctoral Fellow/Researcher page.

Published on: 11 Mar 2021

According to Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), the world’s largest international higher education network, McGill’s Faculty of Education has ranked 26th in the world for the organization’s 2021 university subject rankings. Each of the subject rankings is compiled using four sources. The first two of these are QS’s global surveys of academics and employers, which are used to assess institutions’ international reputation in each subject.

Published on: 8 Mar 2021

Congratulations to Vanessa Ferreria for successfully defending her PhD thesis on Monday, March 1st 2021. 

Title of her PhD thesis:

Multimodal Prehabilitation in Lung Cancer Patients Undergoing Surgical Resection.”.

Classified as: KPE
Published on: 8 Mar 2021

Dr. Ross Andersen of McGill Education's Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education talks with CityLife host, Richard Dagenais, about the importance of fitness and health during COVID. Dr. Andersen discusses strategies for incorporating more movement into a sedentary lifestyle and how increased movement benefits both physical and mental health.

Watch the full CityLife interview here.

Published on: 26 Feb 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – April 9, 2021

Study hubs and on-campus flex spaces will continue to be available for individual use only. We cannot operate group study spaces for the time being.

We are happy to announce that a Student Flex Space in Currie Gym, Room 408/9, is being made available for use on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:30 – 3:30 as of March 1, 2021 and will run until April 30, 2021. Maximum occupancy is 20 (either individuals or groups of 6 or less).


Published on: 24 Feb 2021
Putting the internship program online lets students continue hands-on learning while helping community members stay active.

When pandemic restrictions brought physical classes to a halt, program supervisors quickly rallied to transition the classes to Zoom.

Published on: 22 Feb 2021

Congratulations to Dr. Celena Scheede-Bergdahl who was recently promoted to Senior Faculty Lecturer within the Faculty of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education!

Published on: 16 Feb 2021

Sam Rapoport, KPE Faculty of Education alumna, was recently interviewed by The Toronto Star for her work in the NFL and how she is revolutionizing America’s game.

Rapoport’s successes come in a time of wider progress, of pushing back preconceptions. She has football in her blood, and is working to put more women on a path to the NFL.

Read the full article here:



Published on: 4 Feb 2021

KPE Ph.D. student, Zhiyang (George) Shi, receives the 2020-21 Clifford C.F. Wong Fellowship. This fellowship is valued at $5000 for full-time degree students on the basis of academic merit with preference given to students in specific academic areas.

Published on: 1 Feb 2021


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