News & Features

Professor Bruce Kidd wins Vivek Goel Faculty Citizenship Award

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In his 50 years of service to U of T, Bruce Kidd has created a transformative learning environment on campus, while serving as the University’s human rights ambassador to the world. Kidd’s…

Prehab emerges as promising strategy to mitigate prolonged wait times for surgeries amid COVID-19

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What is prehabilitation exactly?  Prehabilitation is the optimization of health prior to a stressor, like surgery. It typically includes health behaviours or medical strategies that aim to improve…

KPE wins big in the 36th annual Educational Advertising Awards competition

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The microsite, short video and viewbooks were all developed under the Faculty’s new academic brand platform, launched in the fall of 2020 to cohesively express the multi-faceted discipline of…

A year into the pandemic, COVID-19 exercise slump has hit women harder, say KPE experts

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Exercising has been crucial to maintaining mental and physical health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. However, not everyone can be equally active. Women are generally less active than men and this…

Professor Bruce Kidd shares thoughts on urgent need to address physical inactivity

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April 6 is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. The United Nations General Assembly established the annual “day” in 2013 as a celebration of the joys of active human movement and…

Planting SEEDs of inspiration: Faculty hosts program for Indigenous youth

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The Faculty partnered with Indigenous Student Services’ First Nations House, Hart House, the Faculty of Law and the Waakebiness-Bryce Institute for Indigenous Health to deliver the program in lieu of…

KPE hosts 21st annual National Undergraduate Research Conference

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The multidisciplinary conference has been hosted by the Faculty since 1999, giving kinesiology students across the country an opportunity to present literature reviews, critiques, term papers and…

U of T ranked first in Canada across five subject fields in QS University Rankings by Subject 2021

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The University of Toronto ranked first in Canada in five broad fields in the latest annual subject ranking by Quacquarelli Symonds, the London-based analytics and insights firm. The QS University…

Sport & Rec blogger: What I learned from one year of running

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In many ways, running is an activity that does not come naturally to me. Before March of last year, I used to joke about how odd it is that people willingly go for runs even though nothing is chasing…

From wet lab to kitchen: The making of a KPE entrepreneur

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Once she reached high school, she started to row competitively and that’s when she got interested in food as nourishment. “As a young female athlete, I wanted to know how I could properly fuel my…

Sport & Rec blogger goes to She Moves: A Conference in Motion

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I had the opportunity to attend two She Moves events, beginning with the Women on Weights (or alternatively, WOW) session. This introductory-level weightlifting session provided attendees with a…