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KPE experts on preventing sexual abuse and harassment in sport

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Were you surprised by the revelations made in the CBC investigation? Peter Donnelly: This data confirm our suspicions that the problem of sexual offences against children and youth in sports in…

Not just for weightlifters: U of T study finds high-protein diet gives endurance athletes a boost

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The researchers studied a group of male runners during a four-day controlled training period. They were provided with adequate carbohydrates (metabolic fuel), but different amounts of dietary protein…

MPK program helps Meena Sharif land her dream role

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It turned out to be the perfect choice- eventually connecting her with her dream role at the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario. “I get to work with amazing athletes who are passionate about becoming…

MoveU blogger: #JoyatUofT-Why self-care habits are bringing me joy this winter

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It can be really hard to keep your spirits up, especially on dreary, wet and slushy days, but often that’s when it’s most important. The February blues are hitting us hard this winter and when we’re…

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…

Remembering Chancellor Emeritus Michael Wilson: A look back in intramural history

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To Chancellor Michael Wilson, intramural sports were more than just fun and games. They were an invaluable part of the university experience. Wilson entered his first year at Trinity College in 1955…

MPK grad Randa Shickh helping youth with bipolar disorder

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It’s an important role, since individuals with bipolar disorder typically lead a more sedentary lifestyle and are less active than the general population. In fact, adults living with bipolar disorder…

MoveU blogger: The surprising benefits of exercising outside in the winter

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This winter has not been going easy on us, either. Last week’s snowstorm and frigid temperatures really made me question why I left California! We’re lucky at U of T that we have the Athletic Centre…

MoveU to a HappyU

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In 2016, in an effort to address some of the burden of mental health issues, the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education launched the Mental Health and Physical…

U of T's Alina Dormann honoured at Rideau Hall for being elite athlete

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Dormann was selected by the university sports governing body U Sports as one of Top 8 Academic All-Canadians for the 2017-18 season. In order to achieve academic all-Canadian status, athletes must…

Gabriela DeBues-Stafford breaks another Canadian record

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On January 4, at her first race of the 2019 indoor season, DeBues-Stafford broke the Canadian indoor 5000m record at the GAA Miler Meet in Glasgow, Scotland, running 14:57.45 to smash the previous…

Don’t take movement for granted, say U of T experts

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The talk focused on the complex set of neuromuscular activity behind human movement, from high performance athletes and musicians to persons recovering from stroke or injury.  “There are many common…