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Canadian children and youth get a D+ for overall physical activity

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Professor John Cairney from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education believes there are a number of reasons for the low grade, despite growing awareness about the…

Wave your flags: U of T soccer coach on the World Cup

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What’s so special about the World Cup? The World Cup is widely regarded as the biggest sporting event in the world. There will be a worldwide audience cheering on their respective teams. It’s…

#UofTGrad18: First cohort of U of T’s Masters of Professional Kinesiology program set to graduate

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“The reputation of our graduates as exercise experts with a keen interest in improving how exercise is used to enhance health and performance will ensure a strong future for the MPK,” said Professor …

#UofTGrad18: One student’s path from soccer field to medicine via kinesiology

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Things took an unexpected turn when a serious injury to his pelvic area put him out of the game for 2½ years, as doctors tried to determine what was wrong. After an unsuccessful surgery, he travelled…

2018 U of T Sports Hall of Fame: A celebration of athletic excellence and special memories

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“U of T's Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1987 as part of an ongoing effort to record and celebrate a legacy of athletic excellence at U of T,” said Ira Jacobs, dean of the Faculty of…

Pride and Trans flags raised at U of T's Varsity Stadium

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For the first time this year, the Trans flag was raised as well, in a nod to the transgender community on campus. Ira Jacobs, dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, welcomed …

U of T report looks at racial representation in Canadian interuniversity sports

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Data were collected from nine universities, including Ryerson, Toronto, York, McMaster, Queen’s, Western, Alberta, British Columbia and McGill University. Researchers compared the racial demographics…

KPE Task Force on Race and Indigeneity begins developing recommendations

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The surveys have been collected, focus groups completed, interviews conducted and literature thoroughly reviewed. Now, the Task Force on Race and Indigeneity at the Faculty of Kinesiology and…

Ashley Stirling appointed Vice-Dean of Academic Affairs in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education

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Dr. Stirling is currently an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream in the Faculty and KPE Director of Experiential Education. She completed her undergraduate and CGS/SSHRC-funded graduate degrees at…

Increasing physical activity linked to better immunity in breast cancer patients, U of T study finds

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High concentrations of C-reactive protein (CRP) are associated with a higher incidence of disease and mortality in women diagnosed with breast cancer, so strategies to decrease their levels are…

Batting lefty: U of T researcher tests theory of hockey's influence on Canadian-born Major League Baseball players

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What is the existing hypothesis on hockey's influence on batting? Anecdotally, it has been “known” for some time that great Canadian baseball players seem to be more likely to bat left-handed.…

U of T's Bruce Kidd named to new working group on gender equity in sports

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Why is it necessary to have a working group on gender equity in sport?   Although there’s been tremendous progress regarding equity and inclusion, there’s still much to be done. More needs to be…