Isabella (La Ronge, SK) and Bronwyn (Cold Lake, AB) spent this week exploring the field of Kinesiology and how it can contribute to their career goals. Both students come from small communities. The Verna J Kirkness program gives the students the opportunity to experience a larger university and explore campus life.
The Kirkness program aims to “Increase the number of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students graduating from science and engineering programs in Canada”. The College of Kinesiology named this year’s theme, “Wellness through physical activity.”
“We hoped to share our knowledge about the importance of physical activity throughout our lives as part of achieving wellness. We also learned what physical activity meant to our students”, said associate professor, Alison Oates.
Throughout the week, both students wore physical activity monitors to generate data and understand how different activities affect their physical wellbeing. They completed a
Each student will end their week with an opportunity to present on their research and experiences throughout the week.