Public Seminars & Symposia

Graduate Seminars

The Faculty welcomes students, faculty, staff, fellow researchers and interested members of the public to attend our Monday afternoon research series seminars. These hour-long lectures are held throughout the academic year.


Seminars run from 4:10 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Benson Building, Room 307, 55 Harbord St.

Please refer to the Events Calendar for details and filter the listing by "Lecture/Symposium" event type.

For more information, please contact Kristina Ognjanovic at

Public Symposia

The Faculty offers free public events aimed at addressing current – and sometimes controversial – topics in sport, physical activity, and health. We encourage members of the public, journalists, experts and colleagues to attend and engage in these thought-provoking discussions.

Following is a list of past symposia. Complete descriptions and video summaries are available by clicking on each title.

Mobilizing Change Panelists Speaking

"Mobilizing Change" (March 2018)

panelists speak during the Q&A

"Ex/Cancer: The Benefits of Exercise After a Cancer Diagnosis" (April 2017)

Sport, Sex and Identity

Sport, Sex and Identity” (April 2016)

From good to gold

From good to gold: Science and technology in high performance sport” (May 2015)

Mind matters

"Mind Matters: From concussion to recovery" (May 2014)

Extreme environments

"Extreme Environments, Extraordinary Feats: How far can we push ourselves?" (December 2013)

The Heights of Human Performance

“The Heights of Human Performance: The Symbiosis of Brain and Body” (May 2013)

What happened to walking

"What Happened to Walking? Encouraging Active School Travel in Toronto" (December 2012)

The Olympic athlete

“The Olympic Athlete: What it Takes to Get to the Games” (April 2012)

The best medicine

"Physical Activity: The Best Medicine?" (December 2011)

Game misconduct

Game Misconduct: Violence, Abuse and Young Athletes” (May 2011)