News & Features

OUA anti-racism study reveals surprising disparity in how racism is understood

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At the heart of this partnership was the OUA Anti-Racism Project, led by KPE Assistant Professor Janelle Joseph and her Indigeneity, Diaspora, Equity and Anti-Racism in Sport (IDEAS) research lab.…

Translating passion into action: KPE doctoral students create special topic courses

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Maeghan James has worked with children throughout her adult life through summer camps, recreation programs, respite work and child care. In addition to seeing first-hand how physical activity and…

'Pretty surreal': Varsity Blues goalie serves as Maple Leafs' back-up

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The 24-year-old signed an amateur tryout contract with his favourite hockey team and faced shots from star player Auston Matthews during the morning skate. While Bishop was not called on to play…

KPE students strengthen community "KINections"

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Like many, Richard Chen did not enjoy the social isolation that came with the pandemic lock-downs last year. The fourth year kinesiology student at the University of Toronto (U of T) says the…

Living off campus? Virtual Fitness Studio is the right fit for you: Student blogger

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Luckily for students, this service is offered free of charge as it is included in incidental fees. As for U of T affiliates, the Virtual Fitness Studio is also offered to you, however there is a $140…

U of T startup Rhea Health Inc. announces launch of digital rehabilitation platform, Active Recovery™

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Michael Hutchison, associate professor at KPE and director of the MacIntosh Clinic concussion program, is the founder of Rhea The company also announced it has raised seed funding led by Thought, a…

Big HIIT classes fun and energizing: Student blogger

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All you have to do is register through the Sports & Rec website to secure your spot for that class. Needless to say, Big HIIT is offered multiple times throughout the week so you don’t need to…

Elite female athletes subjected to degrading comments, body shaming: KPE study

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“During the course of our interviews, the athletes all reported experiencing body-related emotional abuse, such as being publicly chastised for their weight or shape and being threatened with removal…

Journalists can help prevent athlete abuse, says grad student Anika Taylor

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“A lot of positives inspired me to get involved in sport,” says Anika Taylor. “It is an opportunity to stay healthy, build great relationships and develop leadership skills. “But what keeps me in…

Ontario commits to strengthening athlete safety at U of T event

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The funding will help raise awareness of the impact of sports-related injuries on mental health and provide educational resources to coaches and parents to help them recognize the symptoms of stress…

A runner's journey: Bruce Kidd recounts a life at the intersection of sport, politics and social change

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Looking back at his life through the lens of sport, Kidd, a former Olympic athlete, member of Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, takes readers on a journey through…

KPE Honours National Truth and Reconciliation Day

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On September 30, Canadians will be marking the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to honour and reflect upon the lost children and survivors of residential schools, their families…