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From Singapore to Saskatchewan; A Varsity Blues’ pandemic journey

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Brenna Hamel is on the Varsity Blues track and field team (photo by Seyran Mammadov)   Hamel wasted no time and was on a flight to her hometown of Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, 140km north of Saskatoon…

KPE well represented in new sport coaching book

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David Cooper, on the far right in the back row, with the 2014-15 Varsity Blues women's squash team (photo by Jill Clark) The book, called Tactical Decision-Making in Sport: How Coaches Can Help…

Plans for future pandemics should include strengthening community sport and sport for development, say KPE experts

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Sport England, an arms-length body of government responsible for growing and developing grassroots sport and getting more people active across England, found a small impact of COVID-19 on overall…

In conversation with Tamara Tatham, the Varsity Blues interim head coach of the women’s basketball team

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This week, the U of T community was invited to join Tatham and Sportsnet’s Donnovan Bennett online in a wide ranging Q & A that touched upon the issue of race and gender in sport, her coaching…

Color of Hockey: Lowe's jersey finds home in Hockey Hall of Fame:Forward became Canada's first Black Olympic player in 1984

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Darren Lowe isn't in the Hockey Hall of Fame. But his jersey is, thanks to Will Tudoroff. Tudoroff recently gave the Hall the red and white jersey that Lowe wore at the 1984 Sarajevo Olympics, when…

U of T study finds style of athletic clothing can have an impact on women’s motor performance

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According to a new study from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, wearing tight and revealing outfits over loose and concealing clothing may have a negative …

Varsity Blues hockey player lends a helping hand during COVID-19

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Curtis Harvey flanked by his father Dave and mother Jayne (photo courtesy of Curtis Harvey) Countless students headed home when the university announced the cancellation of all in-person classes…

Labs may be closed, but research is humming along at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education

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Sara Sutherland will be going into her third year of kinesiology in September. The Varsity Blues water polo player is the recipient of the University of Toronto Excellence Award (UTEA) in social…

Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education adds four new faculty members to its ranks

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Robert Bentley and Amy Kirkham accepted appointments to tenure stream positions at the rank of assistant professor in the area of cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory exercise physiology. Bentley…

KPE bids farewell to Robin Campbell, Michèle Bélanger and David Cooper

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Robin Campbell (on the right) posing with Dean Ira Jacobs (second on the right) and Ron Kimel (left) at the building site for the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport Robin Campbell will be…

For the love of swimming: Varsity Blues alum Gaël Chaubet awarded 2020 Masters Excellence in Coaching Award

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“I was introduced to the team in my second year by my swimming coach Byron MacDonald, who knew I was looking for a job and had previous experience with coaching. What I didn’t tell him was that I had…

KPE students study impact of COVID-19 on physical activity and cancer survivors

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“Not only do their weakened immune systems put them at a greater risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19, the symptoms normally associated with a cancer diagnosis such as increased fatigue and stress…