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Student-athlete stories: How Mia Workman’s season-ending knee injury helped shape her career path in KPE

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Not every first-year student-athlete has a storybook beginning to their university careers and that is especially true for third-year Varsity Blues women’s volleyball veteran Mia Workman. The Ottawa…

Off court and online, U of T basketball coaches offer support to players: CBC

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“It's been a tough time, obviously, not being on the court as much, really trying to make your team essentially become a team – not necessarily on the court. That's been tough,” she said. “But there…

Mindful Moments Yoga: A chance for reflective movement

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“Okay everyone, head into child’s pose” Folding my body over my bent knees, I extend my arms. Wow, is reaching forward like this supposed to be so hard? Man, I need to stretch more, I think to…

Testing Sport & Rec's #UTrain barre class

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There is something about the week after reading week that is specifically stressful. It seemed like I just couldn’t fit in a scheduled workout, but luckily, UTrain has three playlists of on-demand…

KPE students who crushed it in 2020

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Maeghan James is a second year PhD candidate studying under the supervision of Associate Professor Kelly Arbour-Nicitopoulos. Her research is focused on physical literacy in the early years,…

Sport & Rec blog: Four tips for a relaxing winter break

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Right now, I’m sure that many students like myself are wrapped up in pushing through final assignments. Though winter break is only days away - or already in place, for those lucky few - it can feel…

Sport & Rec blogger: Four ways to enjoy a winter day

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The transition from a fall coat to a full-on winter jacket marks the true beginning of winterwell, to me at least. With the recent drop in temperatures from this week, I’ve donned my winter coat and…

KINections: Keeping the KPE community spirit alive

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“Working collaboratively with KPE student groups, Sport & Rec and U of T Student Life, KINections delivers curated activities that support student wellness and success,” says Wendy Pais, KPE’s…

Minister of Heritage applauds launch of Research Hub for Gender+ Equity in Sport

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Directed by Professor Gretchen Kerr from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Professor Guylaine Demers of Laval University and Professor Ann Pegoraro of the…

Short exercise snacks improve blood sugar regulation following a meal, new study finds

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“Periods of prolonged sitting can be associated with elevated increases in the concentration of blood insulin, a hormone that regulates our blood sugar concentration following meals,” says Jenna…

Sport & Rec blogger: Four tips for crushing winter workouts

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1.     Dress right This one’s a non-negotiable…believe me, I’ve learned it the hard way. It’s easy to throw on too many layers on a cold day—and be drenched in sweat 10 minutes into your workout—or…