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Dean Dilson Rassier addresses the United Nations

On January 24, Dilson Rassier, Dean of the Faculty of Education, spoke at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York as part of the UN’s inaugural International Day of Education, telling delegates that knowledge is the key to a better world.

Published: 15 Feb 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Churchward-Venne on being selected to receive the 2019 ASN/ASN Foundation Awards - Peter J Reeds Young Investigator Award

The McGill Kinesiology & Physical Education Department congratulates Dr. Churchward-Venne, who has been selected to receive the 2019 ASN/ASN Foundation Awards - Peter J Reeds Young Investigator Award. Congratulations!

Published: 31 Jan 2019

Reappointment of the Dean of the Faculty of Education

Professor Dilson Rassier has been reappointed as Dean of the Faculty of Education. Prof. Rassier’s second five-year term will begin on July 1, 2019.

The Advisory Committee for the Possible Reappointment of the Dean of the Faculty of Education unanimously agreed on Prof. Rassier’s reappointment following an extensive evaluation of his performance. The McGill University Board of Governors accepted this recommendation during its meeting on December 13, 2018.

Published: 14 Dec 2018

McGill's Kinesiology Clinic will help you be more active, adopt a healthier lifestyle

Do you want to adopt a healthier lifestyle in 2019? Would you like to be more active physically?

Make those 2018 wishes a 2019 reality!

Published: 6 Dec 2018

Education alumna Chantal Vallée (MA 2002, Phys. Ed.) becomes first woman named both coach and GM of a men's professional sports team

Chantal Vallée (MA 2002, Physical Education) was named head coach and general manager of the Hamilton Honey Badgers basketball team this week, becoming the first woman named to both positions on a men's professional sports team.

Published: 29 Nov 2018

Education grad Patrice Tremblay (BEd, 1992) to be honoured Dec. 29 by Chicoutimi Saguenéens

MONTREAL -Patrice Tremblay (B.Ed, 1992, Physical Education), who once starred for the McGill University men's hockey team, will have his jersey retired by the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, his old junior team, during a pre-game ceremony at the Centre Georges-Vézina in Chicoutimi, Dec. 29.

Published: 29 Nov 2018

KPE's Emilie Matte de Grasse featured in McGill Tribune's "Know Your Athlete"

This week, the subject of McGill Tribune's "Know Your Athlete" feature was Emilie Matte de Grasse, an Education major studying Physical and Health Education with our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE).

Matte de Grasse is a star power hitter with the Martlets volleyball team.

Published: 27 Nov 2018

Education alumnus, Martlets hockey coach Peter Smith (B.Ed '79, MA '86) reaches 500 win milestone

Martlets hockey coach Peter Smith (B.Ed (Physical Education) 1979, MA (Sports Psychology) 1986) became just the third women's hockey coach in Canadian university history to reach the 500-win plateau. 

Published: 23 Nov 2018

Why heart contractions are weaker in those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

When a young athlete suddenly dies of a heart attack, chances are high that they suffer from familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Itis the most common genetic heart disease in the US and affects an estimated 1 in 500 people around the world. A protein called myosin acts as the molecular motor which makes the muscles in the heart contract. Researchers had suspected for some time that the R403Q mutation in some of the myosin genes is among those that play a role in causing HCM.

Published: 16 Oct 2018

Cannabis does not improve breathlessness during exercise in patients with advanced COPD, conclude KPE, PATH researchers

Inhaled vaporized cannabis does not appear to improve or worsen exercise performance and activity-related breathlessness in patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a randomized controlled trial

Published: 31 Jul 2018

Dr. Tyler Churchward-Venne appointed as William Dawson Scholar by McGill

Tyler Churchward-Venne, Assistant Professor with our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE), has been named as a William Dawson Scholar by McGill University.

Published: 1 Jun 2018

KPE's Shannon Herrick named as finalist for 2018 SSHRC Storytellers contest

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has announced that Shannon Herrick, master's student with the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, has been named as a finalist for the 2018 SSHRC Storytellers contest.

Published: 1 May 2018

KPE's Joël Houle "has promising career ahead, whether or not he plays in the CFL": Montreal Gazette

Joël Houle, student in our the B.Ed. Physical and Health Education program, with our Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE), was recently featured in a Montreal Gazette article by Herb Zurkowsky.

Published: 8 Mar 2018