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KPE celebrates the classes of 2020 and 2021

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The students of the program were supposed to start their in-field learning in April, but it wasn’t meant to be. Another email informed them that the placements, a key feature of the program, would…

Canada’s first ever physical activity report card for children and adolescents with disabilities released

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Led by Kelly Arbour-Nicitopoulos, an associate professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE), the panel of experts used a set of previously established…

The hope of the World Cup: Musings of a student blogger

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Like so many other students, I’ve become possessed by the FIFA World Cup that’s taking place in Qatar - from waking up early, sometimes as early as 5 a.m., to catch a match to staying up late to…

Recognizing the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

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On December 6, 33 years will have passed since the Montreal Massacre. On that day in 1989, 14 young women—the youngest aged 20 and the eldest, 31—were murdered at Montreal’s École Polytechnique (now…

Joe’s Basketball Diaries Episode 2: Athletes and mental health

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What expectations do athletes face? Are Black and racialized women athletes more likely to face scrutiny if they open up about mental health? And are organizations changing to destigmatize mental…

Can restricting blood flow to limbs while training boost athletic performance? KPE’s Liam O’Brien investigates

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The technique involves inflating blood pressure cuffs around one or multiple limbs at pressures that completely stop the flow of blood into or out of the limbs. The cuffs remain inflated for a brief…

Hiking to de-stress: Student blogger takes a break from studying

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In nature, you can get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, school or whatever philosophical problem you might be currently exorcised by (for me, it’s the problem--of the problem--of…

How is Qatar’s temperature affecting World Cup athletes? KPE's Ira Jacobs explains

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After their first two World Cup games, the outcome of the Canadian men’s national team games is somewhat predictable. They’ll start off strong, with a high press, lots of energy, and ruthless…

Beyond the pitch: KPE's Simon Darnell on the controversies swirling around the World Cup in Qatar

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Simon Darnell Earlier this month, FIFA’s president Gianni Infantino wrote to all competing nations asking them to “focus on football,” but that hasn’t stopped some teams, players, fans and human…

2022 Qatar World Cup: Varsity Blues soccer coach & captain discuss the Greatest Show on Earth

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The day before the match that broke the spell, the University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s soccer team trained with the national team at BMO field, “an experience the boys will never forget,”…

KINections presents Career Cafe: Women in Kinesiology and Physical Education

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Khan’s first choice was York University, but when she went on tour of the kinesiology program, the guide couldn’t quite explain why students of kinesiology have to do practicums. The student…

Joe’s Basketball Diaries: U of T video series focuses on the bigger stories behind our favourite sports

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    Within seconds, the discussion is no longer simply about that moment, or even basketball per se, but about us, our city and society more broadly – all through the lens of sport. “I don’t do…