The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education is very active in outreach to the general student population as well as underserved groups within our community. The following are a few of the outreach initiatives currently in place.
Looking to get involved in campus life? Equity Movement is a group of undergraduate and graduate students from across campus who plan, motivate and implement positive student-led initiatives that promote equity, diversity, inclusivity and physical/mental health. The team develops and implements events and projects related to sport and physical activity through student-staff partnerships. If you think you’d like to get involved, it’s a great way to build your experience and meet new people.
Have an idea that needs some funding? Equity Movement oversees the Equity Ideas Fund where student groups can apply for up to $500 in funding. Team members have the opportunity to prepare and review initiative proposals, which can be considered for funding support within the scope and parameters of the Faculty’s equity fund approval process. Currently the application process is closed but we will be accepting applications in the fall for the 2018/2019 school year.
Follow Equity Movement on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/equitymovement/?fref=ts
Questions? Contact Robin Waley, Assistant Manager Co-Curricular Equity & Diversity
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education is pleased to host the annual SOAR Aboriginal Youth Gathering.
We invite Aboriginal youth ages 14 to17 to experience university life at U of T, visit Toronto Landmarks, and participate in a series of recreational and Indigenous focussed events and activities. 20 fully funded spots are available and include accommodations, food, and activities throughout the week.
Did you know physical activity can help you get better grades?
And an active body can help fuel an active mind.
MoveU helps students understand how physical activity can improve the way they perform in the classroom by lowering stress levels, improving sleep patterns and boosting concentration.
Women-only hours is a targeted needs-based program designed to ensure equitable participation in physical activity. Established by the Faculty’s Council of Athletics and Recreation, the program is aligned with University policies, guidelines and statements on equity, diversity and excellence.
While women currently constitute over half of U of T’s student body, they continue to be under-represented in most forms of physical activity. Our usage statistics show that while female participation in particular facility spaces is low during regular hours, it increases notably during times schedule for women only. Women-only hours are therefore one of several strategies implemented by the Faculty to optimize participation, reduce barriers to being active, and foster inclusivity across culture, religion and ability level.
The Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education strives to create and maintain a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere for all students and members in all our facilities. Women-only hours reflect the mission of the Faculty and its commitment to education, research, leadership, and the provision of opportunity.
Questions? Contact Luc Simard, Assistant Director, Physical Activity, Equity and Client Services