An opportunity to celebrate instructors

An opportunity to celebrate instructors

The Celebration of Teaching was held as part of the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning Celebration Week, April 24-28.

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Kinesiology researcher comments on ibuprofen risks

Kinesiology researcher comments on ibuprofen risks

Saija Kontulainen, a professor in the College of Kinesiology, was recently cited in a Time magazine article on the risks of using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such a ibuprofen to treat injuries.

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Former NHL coach of the year coming to the U of S

Former NHL coach of the year coming to the U of S

And will be joining us in the College of Kinesiology for a special panel discussion on Aboriginal high performance athlete development and recruitment

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University of Saskatchewan embraces health charter

University of Saskatchewan embraces health charter

Committing to healthy minds, bodies and lives is the principle behind the Okanagan Charter, a global health initiative now adopted by the University of Saskatchewan.

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Research is the definition of hope

Research is the definition of hope

Celebrating aging-related research supported by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation

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Bright lights shining on physical education at the University of Saskatchewan

Bright lights shining on physical education at the University of Saskatchewan

Physical education at the University of Saskatchewan has just been given a power up with the help of LED lighting.

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Aboriginal Student Achievement Awards

Aboriginal Student Achievement Awards

As part of Aboriginal Achievement Week, we were proud to recognize one of our outstanding students, Hailey Tyndall, with an Aboriginal Student Achievement Award.

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Job Readiness Evening

Job Readiness Evening

Creating Top Cover Letters AND Ace the Interview

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Getting cut from teams can end kids' participation

Getting cut from teams can end kids' participation

The first time you get cut from a team sucks. The second time is probably no better, but many kids will not ever bother to try out again.

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MEND expands to Swift Current

MEND expands to Swift Current

The University of Saskatchewan will be launching its Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do It (MEND) program in Swift Current, thanks to the Growing Healthy Families Coalition.

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Researchers focus on falling and frailty

Researchers focus on falling and frailty

Fall-related injuries continue to be the leading cause of emergency room visits and hospitalization for Canadian seniors, one of the fastest-growing demographics in the country.

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Career Café Networking Talks

Career Café Networking Talks

Do you want to connect with professionals in your field?

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Athletic Director Hughton announces June retirement

Athletic Director Hughton announces June retirement

Basil Hughton announced Monday morning he will retire after nine seasons as the University of Saskatchewan’s director of athletics and nearly 40 years in education.

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Sparking Physical Activity in Classrooms

Sparking Physical Activity in Classrooms

Were you one of those kids who struggled to sit still in class? Were your teachers always frustrated by your constant fidgeting and disruptions?

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London calling for healthy campus community

London calling for healthy campus community

The new dean of the College of Kinesiology wants to hit the ground running—or walking—whatever gets you moving on campus.

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Sexism reaches all levels of sport and physical activity

Sexism reaches all levels of sport and physical activity

Kinesiology faculty member, Dr. Louise Humbert, comments on gender inequalities within sports and physical activities.

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Summer Study Tour to China

Summer Study Tour to China

Have you ever wanted to study abroad? The College of Kinesiology has partnered with the Confucius Institute at the University of Saskatchewan and the International Student and Study Abroad Centre (ISSAC) to offer up to 15 College of Kinesiology students an opportunity to attend a 2-week study tour in China from May 15 to May 29, 2017.

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New directions in Manitoba

New directions in Manitoba

Kinesiology alumnus, Dr. Stephen Cornish, was recently profiled as a faculty member at the University of Manitoba

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Aussie Explorer

Aussie Explorer

Third-year Kinesiology student, Molly Rayner, is currently exploring Australia and participating in our college's student exchange program with the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. For the 2016-2017 academic year we were able to send four students with two students attending each term.

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Olympic Experiences

Olympic Experiences

Coach Lisa Thomaidis and Paralympian Erica Gavel - Life Lessons from the Olympic Experience. Please join us for the next KIN Life session to hear more about their time in Rio at the summer games this year.

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Alumni Update

Alumni Update

Carolann Houle, a Kinesiology graduate who received her B.Sc. (Kin) degree in 2015, is a young woman with a passion for life lived at extreme speeds. In August, Carolann and her team went to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah where she drove a race car at 323 kilometres per hour. This achievement qualified her for an "A" category driver's license which permits speeds of up to 398 km/h! Racing at such high speeds requires focus, excellent reflexes, nerves of steel and a support team that includes her father, Omer. Carolann and Omer built her race car together and it remains a family project as they continue to work on it together.

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New direction for Huskie Athletics at U of S

New direction for Huskie Athletics at U of S

With a proud tradition and history dating back 105 years, Huskie Athletics has long been recognized as one of the most successful programs in Canadian Interuniversity Sport, playing an integral role in enhancing the reputation and culture of the university. Beginning in November, Huskie Athletics will be advised and guided by its first-ever Board of Trustees.

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Making Sports a Positive Experience

Making Sports a Positive Experience

Dr. Leah Ferguson, an assistant professor in the College of Kinesiology, is passionate about opening the conversations surrounding how an athlete's mental image of themselves can impact their performance, especially for young women. Her research background encompasses many key points but her current focus includes exploring the benefits of self compassion and working with Aboriginal youth.

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Welcoming Our Students

Welcoming Our Students

The College of Kinesiology is excited to welcome our first year students each year and introduce them to our college at the annual Orientation session. As part of the day's activities, a fun scavenger hunt takes them around the Physical Activity Complex to find room locations that are important for them to know. See below for this year's winning teams. If you see these new students around the PAC, please take a moment and welcome them and the other first years to our college!

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Spotlight on Research

Spotlight on Research

Dr. Heather Foulds is a Kinesiology faculty member and and her research interests have included several areas that impact health in Indigenous populations, particularly projects evaluating cardiovascular health. Working with other U of S researchers (Dr. Carol Rodgers, Dr. Leah Ferguson and Ms. Vicky Duncan), Dr. Foulds completed a review of screen time in Indigenous popultions that has been accepted for publication. This exciting news was included in a profile from the National Aboriginal Diabetes Association, reprinted below, or click here to read the full newsletter.

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Sustainability Success for Camps

Sustainability Success for Camps

The Children's Activity Camps, offered through Recreation Services within our college, have wrapped up for the summer but recognition for their sustainability efforts has come from the Office of Sustainability here at the U of S.

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College Olympians

College Olympians

We are extremely proud to celebrate Kinesiology graduates and former students who will be competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. As a college that encourages excellence in sport and in the classroom, it is thrilling to have several alumni amongst the elite athletes at this years' games. The following list is taken from a recent feature on the U of S news site that includes profiles of several Huskie athletes, and women's basketball head coach, Lisa Thomaidis. We wish great success to all of the athletes, coaches and support people with a Kinesiology or University of Saskatchewan connection.

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Student Awards at Spring Convocation

Student Awards at Spring Convocation

The College of Kinesiology is pleased to congratulate all of our graduates for 2016. At today's Convocation ceremony, two of the graduating students were presented with special awards in recognition of their accomplishments.

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YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

Faculty member, Dr. Leah Ferguson, was recognized yesterday with a 2016 YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Health and Wellness category. These awards are presented annually to members of our community who have enriched the lives of those around them. The Health and Wellness award "[r]ecognizes exceptional work in health and wellness, improving the physical, emotional, social, or spiritual health of individuals in our community."

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Governor General's Gold Medal Announced

Governor General's Gold Medal Announced

The College of Kinesiology is extremely proud to announce that one of our graduates, Dr. Chantal Kawalilak, will receive two special honours at this year's Spring Convocation ceremony - the Governor General's Gold Medal and a University of Saskatchewan Graduate Thesis Award in the Life Sciences category. As one of the top two students who received a Doctoral Thesis Award, Chantal earned the additional honour of the Governor General's Gold Medal in recognition of her outstanding academic performance in the graduate program. Information considered by the selection committee included the thesis, coursework, publications and presentations deriving from her research field, and awards received.

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Humanitarian Honours

Humanitarian Honours

Mike McDonald, a College of Kinesiology graduate, is the founder and executive of Recess Guardians. The goal of this remarkable initiative is to help children build leadership abilities that will allow them to take an active role at recess and encourage their friends and peers to participate in a fun, inclusive, positive environment on the playground. By helping children reclaim recess, Mike is inspiring our kids to lead more positive and active lives.

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Provost's Award for Outstanding Teaching

Provost's Award for Outstanding Teaching

Dr. Phil Chilibeck had the honour of being named this year's recipient of the Provost's Award for Outstanding Teaching. This award annually recognizes an outstanding teacher in each college at the University of Saskatchewan. The awards are presented to individuals who demonstrate evidence of outstanding teaching and educational leadership.

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Making Academics a priority

Making Academics a priority

Kinesiology graduate, Donovan Dale, was recently featured in the On Campus News for both his promising athletic career and his commitment to keeping his academic options open.

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USSU Experience in Excellence Awards

USSU Experience in Excellence Awards

Two instructors in the College of Kinesiology were recognized with well-deserved honours at the USSU's annual awards celebrating individuals who have contributed in ways that improve the academic and non-academic environment for undergraduate students.

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Opening up the world of dance

Opening up the world of dance

The Agility Ballet Company, a special initiative within the University School of Dance and the College of Kinesiology, creates a unique opportunity in our community for dancers with mobility challenges to express themselves through the medium of dance. The ABC cheoreographs beautiful, flowing performances that include stand-up dancers and sit-down dancers in specialized wheelchairs. Partially supported by funding through the Special Needs Trust Fund, this amazing group recently gave a special performance in the PAC Dance Studio and were featured in a Saskatoon Star Phoenix article.

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Huskie Pride Continues!

Huskie Pride Continues!

For the first time, the Huskie Women's Basketball team has brought home the CIS national title. We are incredibly proud of all of our teams and athletes after a terrific season. The women's basketball team and men's hockey team both went into the national finals as Canada West champions. The Huskies have a lot to celebrate with honours and awards being earned by individuals, coaches and teams.

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Research focusing on fall arrest strategies

Research focusing on fall arrest strategies

Dr. Joel Lanovaz, an associate professor in the College of Kinesiology, is a co-principal investigator on a recently awarded Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) grant titled ‘Does Fall Arrest Strategy Training (FAST) Added to a Fall Prevention Program Improve Physical Capacity to Prevent Serious Fall-related Injury in Women?’

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Planning for the future

Planning for the future

The University of Saskatchewan recently started the process to come up with a vision for the recreation and athletic spaces and facilities on campus for the next 20 years.

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Student Achievements

Student Achievements

Kyra Ives, a second year student in the College of Kinesiology, was recently recognized with an Aboriginal Achievement Award. Ms. Ives has proven to be an outstanding student who continues to maintain a high academic average while balancing the roles of being a full time student and Huskie athlete. Through her community involvement and volunteering, Ms. Ives has demonstrated an appreciation for the value of an active lifestyle in addition to the rewards that come through helping others. Her commitment to excellence in the classroom, on the track, and in working with community members makes her a truly deserving recipient of this honour.

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Facilities Survey

Facilities Survey

How Do You Stay Active On Campus?

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Recognition of excellence

Recognition of excellence

Dr. Louise Humbert was recently honored with the University of Saskatchewan Graduate Students’ Association Advising Excellence award. This award honours a graduate student advisor who has shown excellent supervisory and mentoring skills as well as exceptional support for their advisees’ ideas, scholarly work, and financial needs. Dr. Humbert has supervised 23 students at the University of Saskatchewan over the past 19 years. She is highly sought after by coaches, athletes, educators, and aspiring researchers because of her exemplary reputation in community-based research within schools and within the athletic community. Former and current students affirm that the personal relationships she fosters and the mentorship she provides are what make her an outstanding supervisor.

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You can Play video Launch

You can Play video Launch

Huskie Athletics has launched a groundbreaking video titled "You Can Play" as part of the Breaking the Silence Conference on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, held at the College of Education on March 4-5, 2016. Meant to promote diversity and encourage respect, the video makes it clear that all athletes are welcome in our athletic programs, regardless of sexual or gender identity.

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WE Day Visitors at the PAC!

WE Day Visitors at the PAC!

The Physical Activity Complex was pleased to welcome students from La Loche who were in Saskatoon for WE Day on March 2. The visit was sponsored by PotashCorp and brought 22 students and 8 chaperones to our campus to explore the new Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre and the PAC.

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Combining culture and fitness

Combining culture and fitness

As the student demographics shift on our campus, Recreation Services, as part of the College of Kinesiology, has been working to create and implement inclusive programming to meet the needs of all students. A first step was the introduction of programs and classes for women only and since the fall of 2015, we have been offering a unique fitness opportunity that combines Aboriginal cultural elements within a PAC fitness class called POWFit. The class is inspired by the work BrandyLee Maxie has been doing to encourage active living among First Nations people while respecting and celebrating Aboriginal culture. POWFit welcomes all students and PAC members to come and try this combination of traditional powwow dance moves with fitness routines.

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Huskie Fans on the Hill

Huskie Fans on the Hill

The Huskie women’s basketball team has special fans on Parliament Hill! Currently in first place in the Canada West Pioneer Division with an 18-2 record, the team autographed a basketball that accompanied U of S President Peter Stoicheff to Ottawa this week where he met with the Honourable Ralph Goodale. President Stoicheff presented him with the Huskies basketball and now the Prime Minister has it!

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Strong kids, strong bones

Strong kids, strong bones

Osteoporosis is a major public health concern later on in life, but preventing it or easing its severity comes much earlier—in the teens and early 20s. It is the only time skeletal bone can be increased, that is, while the body is still growing.

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Iron Man

Iron Man

Jason Weber, the co-ordinator of the Human Performance Centre (HPC) was recently featured as part of the Knowledge is beautiful campaign celebrating the diverse roles and knowledge across our campus.

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Corinna Wollf, Artist and Writer

Corinna Wollf, Artist and Writer

Formerly the College of Kinesiology Graduate Program and Research administrative assistant, Corinna Wollf left the college to pursue her Master's degree in Fine Arts. Corinna was recently interviewed by CBC Saskatoon about her latest work exploring her Métis and Mennonite heritage through her art.

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