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.
January 29th, 2014
Food security in Canada’s North
For the 700 residents of Fort Providence, a small community in Canada’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 O’Hare travelled to the village last year to help implement the Wild Foods Snack Program, thanks in part to Students for Canada’s North scholarship sponsored by the Centre for Global and Community Engagement.
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.