News & Features

New tri-campus sport and recreation website launches at U of T

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On July 31, Toronto Sport and Rec upgraded the software platform used to manage sport and recreational activities and access the athletic facilities at the downtown campus. Hart House, U of T…

Paving the way for future success: KPE faculty holds writing workshop for high school students

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On a sunny summer Saturday, a group of high school students gathered at Goldring Centre, pens in hand and ready to write. They were members of the Leadership by Design program, part of the Lifelong…

Faculty welcomes Dr. Joyce Chen, a researcher in motor learning and stroke

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A love of music and a fascination with the human brain inspired KPE’s newest faculty member to pursue a career in neurological research. Dr. Joyce Chen originally trained as a physical therapist in…

KPE students and grads are front and centre at conference in Hong Kong

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The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education made quite a showing at the recent International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) meeting in Hong Kong. This was the…

Children busy with active sports schedules still find time to play: U of T study

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Researchers at U of T's Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) worked with colleagues at McMaster University on a study, published in the Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise…

KPE football alum named to Order of Canada

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The following article was posted on U of T News. More than two dozen leading lights associated with the University of Toronto have been recognized by the Order of Canada – one of the country's…

Increasing physical activity among youth with autism spectrum disorder

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Patrick Jachyra was training to become a Health and Physical Education teacher in U of T’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education department when he noticed that the youth in his classes who…

Wave your flags: U of T soccer coach on the World Cup

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What’s so special about the World Cup? The World Cup is widely regarded as the biggest sporting event in the world. There will be a worldwide audience cheering on their respective teams. It’s…

A fond farewell to a KPE fixture

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“Gretchen, oh Gretchen, our vice-dean, our Gretchen, is leaving the KPE desk … Intervention and dissention, I even thought of prevention, but SGS needs her express,” sang Jacobs to a delighted…

CTEP closes with one last hoorah

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The comprehensive teacher education program combined four years of a BPHE/BKin degree with a one-year B.Ed., however, rather than complete each degree consecutively, students were immersed in both…

Canadian children and youth get a D+ for overall physical activity

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Professor John Cairney from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education believes there are a number of reasons for the low grade, despite growing awareness about the…

#UofTGrad18: First cohort of U of T’s Masters of Professional Kinesiology program set to graduate

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“The reputation of our graduates as exercise experts with a keen interest in improving how exercise is used to enhance health and performance will ensure a strong future for the MPK,” said Professor …