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Former Blues ready to take Paris by storm

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Four-time Olympic medalist Kylie Masse has been named a co-captain of the Canadian swimming team, while former Blues badminton star Michelle Li is set to make her fourth Olympic appearance in Paris.…

The more medals Canadian Olympians win, the fewer Canadians participate in organized sport: KPE researchers

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“We do not dispute that excellent performances by national athletes are inspirational,” says Peter Donnelly, a professor emeritus at U of T’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) and…

After a 30-year long career at U of T, Beth Ali retires

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Ali leaves a legacy of positively enriching the student experience and advancing gender equity in sport participation and leadership through her roles as administrator, coach and board member.“Beth’s…

Trip to Jamaica an eye-opening experience for students in KPE course on international development and sport

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In 2014, he started teaching a course on international development through sport, designed to facilitate an informed and critical analysis of sport for development and peace (SDP) in social,…

Faculty led advocacy group gets gambling ads removed from Ontario arena

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Gambling ads plastered over an Ontario arena have been removed after a review by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario.Advocates lobbying for stricter gambling advertising regulations believe…

Chelsi Ricketts to join Professor Catherine Sabiston's lab under Provost's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

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“Growing up, I was fascinated by my father's drive and discipline in the pursuit of muscularity and my brother's effortless prowess in the triple jump,” she says. “These experiences made me more…

Elia Rishis is off to med school after graduating with a MSc degree from KPE

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These experiences in sport inspired her to pursue a bachelor of science in kinesiology and health sciences at York University, where she completed an undergraduate thesis in sport psychology with…

Varsity Blues women's hockey head coach Vicky Sunohara to be inducted into 2024 Canada Sports Hall of Fame

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Sunohara, one of nine new members, will receive the Order of Sport at the Oct. 23 induction ceremony at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Que.Hall president and CEO Cheryl Bernard says the…

Alumnus Blake Goldring receives U of T honorary degree

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This is the second honorary degree from the U of T community for Goldring, a philanthropist and accomplished business leader. He received a Victoria University honorary degree in 2021 for his work in…

KPE researchers advocate for recognition of children as a protected class in sport

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In a follow up to their recent article in The Conversation, Adjunct Lecturer Marcus Mazzucco and Professor Emeritus Peter Donnelly have co-authored a policy brief (part of a Centre for Sport Policy…

Indigenous hockey player and coach Ted Nolan recounts his journey from the reserve to NHL and back

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On June 11, in celebration of National Indigenous History Month, Nolan was a special guest of McGuire-Adams, now an associate professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the…

KPE celebrates Class of 2024

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Undergraduate students were presented with awards by Dean Gretchen Kerr, on the right, while proud family members and friends snapped pictures at the KPE graduation reception hosted at the Goldring…