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#UofTGrad20 first person account: Samir Bhatla reflects on his experience

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Why I applied to kinesiology When the time came to apply for university programs, I was quite clueless. I didn’t really know what I wanted to be, but I did know that I would likely pursue something…

Historic U of T convocation ceremony to celebrate Class of 2020

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More than 15,000 University of Toronto students will graduate today at a convocation ceremony unlike any other in the university’s 193-year history. The “virtual” proceedings – necessary because of…

Tamara Tatham to assume position of interim head coach of Varsity Blues women’s basketball

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“Tamara has excelled at every level,” said Beth Ali, executive director of athletics and physical activity. “As a former student-athlete, she understands the nuances and rigours of balancing both the…

U of T students to congratulate their peers as part of virtual convocation

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Habon Ali made a rare trip outside her home this week to join a small number of University of Toronto students at Convocation Hall. A graduating student and valedictorian at U of T Mississauga, Ali…

New research hub, based at U of T, to study gender equity in Canadian sport

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The professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, says sport has not kept pace with the advances in gender equity seen in other domains in Canada. Girls…

Eating healthy in times of a pandemic: Q & A with Varsity Blues nutritionist Katherine Jessop

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We’ve all heard it before, but remind us why healthy eating is so important, especially in time of a pandemic? Eating is so much more than health.  It’s a time to be social, to break up the day and…

OKA launches Google for kinesiologists

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The new Kinesiology Evidence & Engagement Network (KEEN) is a database of resources compiled from existing peer-reviewed scientific literature and consensus documents. The information is sorted…

U of T rowing team stays fit, motivated over long distances with 'quaranteam' challenge

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“We would have been training through April to race McGill in May, after which the athletes would have started transitioning into their home rowing clubs for the summer competitive season, which…

Running for beginners: Coach Terry Radchenko shares tips

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What do you think about people taking up running in times of a pandemic? I think it’s a fantastic idea. We’re all doing so much less than what we normally did on a daily basis without even thinking…

Raising funds, lifting spirits: KPE alumna leads fundraising efforts for Kids Help Phone during COVID-19

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Jenny Yuen, vice president of national partnerships and chief community officer at Kids Help Phone, is an alumna of the Faculty's physical education and health program According to Jenny Yuen, vice…

How to be a good neighbour in times of COVID-19

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Its main purpose is to serve the most vulnerable in the GTA, the seniors, single parents and immuno-compromised individuals who are in need of essential items such as food, toilet paper, tissues,…

2020 Dean’s Student Leadership Awards celebrated online

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Professor Ira Jacobs, dean of KPE, and Beth Ali, executive director of athletics and physical activity at U of T, addressed the awarded students via messages specially recorded for this occasion.  “…