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Why athletes black out: Q & A with KPE’s Jack Goodman and Robert Bentley

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We spoke to Professor Jack Goodman and Assistant Professor Robert Bentley of the University of Toronto Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) about the incident, how common it is, and…

KPE’s Erin Willson awarded Connaught PhD for Public Impact Fellowship

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“It is such an honour for me to be recognized with this public impact award,” says Willson, whose research is focused on understanding maltreatment in sport from the perspective of athletes. …

Recognizing National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day

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Officially established in 1996 by the Government of Canada, National Indigenous Peoples Day recognizes the rich and diverse cultures, languages, stories and experiences of First Nations, Inuit and…

KPE’s Stephanie Dixon wins Lyle Makosky Values and Ethics in Sport Fund

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Dixon, who is in her second year of a master’s degree in kinesiology under the supervision of Professor Gretchen Kerr, dean of KPE, is focusing her research on the experiences of athletes with the…

Athletic Centre field house on St. George campus named after Bruce Kidd

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Wendy Phillips, Indigenous elder at U of T Scarborough (UTSC), where Kidd served as the 10th principal, performed a smudging ceremony and song with her husband Mark. They gifted Kidd a traditional…

#UofTGrad22: If you can’t see your path, look at it from a different angle, says KPE graduate Alexa Govette

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“One of my favourite parts about being a master’s student in KPE was the environment and being around supportive and passionate people,” says Govette. “Especially prior to COVID-19 and now as we…

#UofTGrad22: If you face inequity, advocate for yourself, says KPE graduate Raiya Taha Thomure

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“Comparing my options, the kin program at U of T was completely unmatched in terms of opportunities and resources, so it ended up being the only school I applied to - and thankfully got in,” says…

Congratulations class of 2022! KPE celebrates new graduates

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After the ceremony, KPE graduates were invited by the faculty to celebrate with family and guests at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.  “We are so proud of what you have been able to…

'Do not let challenges and difficulties stop you': kinesiology student and cancer survivor Lucas Aragao

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Having grown up in soccer-crazed Brazil, the pickup game was a chance to wow others with his talent on the ball. “As a Brazilian, playing soccer with the other kids was very easy and allowed me to…

U of T raises Progress Pride flag to mark the start of Pride month

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Flags were also raised at U of T Mississauga and U of T Scarborough. At St. George, Caroline Fusco, an associate professor at KPE specializing in social justice and equity issues in sport, kicked…

U of T and Sinai Health announce new gift from Larry and Judy Tanenbaum to establish the Tanenbaum Institute for Science in Sport

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The Tanenbaum Institute will yield new knowledge at the intersection of research and practice, translating discoveries into innovations that dramatically impact health and performance across all…

2022 U of T Sports Hall of Fame celebrates athletes, builders and teams

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The annual event, put on hold over the last two years due to COVID-19, was once again held in person at the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport on May 26. Professor Gretchen Kerr, dean of KPE…