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Yes we can: U of T students create prize-winning IDeA project for accessibility

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The duo were third-place finalists in the Innovative Designs for Accessibility (IDeA) competition, winning $1,000. Their submission comprises a series of posters with “can” statements –such as one…

MoveU blogger: School is back in session and so is my anxiety; Here's how I deal

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Since the start of the new semester, my anxiety has come back with a vengeance. I have always been an anxious person and have struggled with anxious thoughts and constant worrying at different points…

Supporting positive sport parenting: Q & A with U of T expert Katherine Tamminen

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How are parents good for sport? Parents play a huge role in youth sport from enrolling their child in sport, paying for registration, equipment and travel costs, providing transportation to…

KPE well represented at Association for Applied Sport Psychology conference

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MacPherson and Gretchen Kerr presented on sport psychology consultants' roles in helping professional athletes cope with experiences of public shaming on social media. Caroline Fusco and Ali Greey…

Children and youth identify more strongly with their peers than others, finds U of T study

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The study, published in the Cognitive Development journal in September, looks into how children and youth engage in self-other matching – the ability to match or identify another person’s body onto…

U of T expert on making exercise part of routine cancer care

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Daniel Santa Mina, assistant professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, recently shared with The Lancet Oncology  journal a clinical tool that he and his colleagues at Princess…

U of T experts make case to revise Canada’s policies on harassment and abuse in sport

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The issue with this, according to the authors of the paper, Professors Peter Donnelly and Gretchen Kerr of U of T’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, is that these measures have…

Cool under pressure: U of T Happy Pops startup lands Dragons' Den deal

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Leila Keshavjee sometimes feels like the odd woman out among tech-minded University of Toronto entrepreneurs – she makes ice pops – but that didn’t stop her from landing a deal on the hit CBC show …

Don't miss it. September 13. Back Campus.

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UNDER ARMOUR IS COMING TO CAMPUS.  On SEPTEMBER 13, don't miss your chance for an exclusive workout led by professional Under Armour trainers. This one-of-a-kind workout will teach you new…

Remembering Dr. Terry Kavanagh, a pioneer in cardiac rehabilitation

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“I was very sorry to hear of the recent passing of my good personal friend and academic collaborator,” said Roy Shephard, professor emeritus of applied physiology and director of the School of…

Welcome to the 2018/19 academic year - A message from the Dean

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Our Faculty’s mission is to develop, advance and disseminate knowledge about the interactions of physical activity and health through education, research, leadership and the provision of opportunity…

Prevent physical activity declines before they occur, says U of T expert

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Why haven't there been more improvements in the levels of activity among men and women globally?   It is complicated, but one issue that is frequently discussed concerns the fundamental lifestyle…