SHK news and information
Congratulations to Devyn Scott
Congratulations to Devyn Scott, a Bachelor of Human Kinetics student from the Faculty of Health Sciences, who recently qualified to represent Team Canada on the menâ€™s team for the 2015 Whitewater Freestyle World Championships to be held in Ottawa on August 30th 2015. He also has the entrepreneurial spirit and is the owner/operator of a kayaking brand called "Airborn Athletics". To follow his journey or to know more about his passion, go to facebook.com/airbornkayaking. Best of luck in your training and future competitions Devyn!
The Honourable Bal Gosal, federal Minister of State for Sport, is the special guest lecturer at the School of Human Kinetics
The Honourable Bal Gosal, federal Minister of State for Sport, was the special guest lecturer on September 24 with the Sports Management Group at the School of Human Kinetics. Mr. Gosal was speaking about the role of Sport Canada, including the Sport Support Program and the Athlete Assistance Program, the challenges and opportunities facing Canadian sport system, and its plan for the next 5-10 years. He also took the professors and student questions.
Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada: Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues
The book by professor Audrey Giles (School of Human Kinetics) co-edited with Janice Forsyth (Western University) - "Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada: Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues" - was announced as the co-winner of the Best Edited Collection Award from the North American Society for Sport History. Congratulations!
World's only calorimeter on campus gauges how hot the human body can get
Recent research led by School of Human Kinetics professor Glen Kenny suggests that after years of fighting flames, older firefighters build up a greater tolerance to heat. Read the full story
Food security in Canadaâ€™s North
For the 700 residents of Fort Providence, a small community in Canadaâ€™s Northwest Territories, food security is an issue: freezing temperatures make it difficult to hunt, fish and find nutrient-dense foods during the winter months. To respond to this ongoing problem, human kinetics student Meagan Ann Oâ€™Hare travelled to the village last year to help implement the Wild Foods Snack Program, thanks in part to Students for Canadaâ€™s North scholarship sponsored by the Centre for Global and Community Engagement.
Older firefighters may be more resilient to working in heat
Study investigator and professor at the School of Human Kinetics Dr Glen P. Kenny and his team found that older firefighters may show signs of long-term heat adaptation due to repeated occupational heat stress exposure. Consult the study and read the press release.
Faculty of Health Sciences professors among elite group of lecturers at first ever Olympic University
The Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) will welcome two of the School of Human Kinetics' very own experts, professors Benoit SĂ©guin and Milena Parent, as lecturers for the Masters in Sports Administration (MSA) program. They will be among 19 other world-class experts from 10 different countries, and will be part of a module managed by Benoit SĂ©guin entitled â€śThe Business of Sports and the Olympicsâ€ť. The ten-week module will start on January 13th, 2014, in Sochi, Russia, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.
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