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  Welcome To The Faculty of Kinesiology. Kinesiology is the study of human movement, but our faculty entails much more. We study human performance; fight chronic disease; research healthy aging; train physical education teachers, educate coaches, and much, much more. Our mandate is to lead the way to active, healthy living, and we do this through education, research and our Active Living programs and activities. We also lead by example, with inspiring Dinos athletics.

Tannin Schmidt awarded NSERC Canada Research Chair.

Faculty of Kinesiology Researcher Tannin Schmidt, PhD, was announced as the recipient of an NSERC Tier II Canada Research Chair. Schmidt, who is part of the University’s Biomedical Engineering strategic research pillar, seeks to contribute to the understanding of knee joint and eye lubrication, and contribute to the development of new biomaterials that may help those that suffer from osteoarthritis and dry eye.  The five year term as chairholder comes with $500,000 in funding.

Running Injury Clinic celebrates 10 years with expansion.

Kinesiology researcher, Reed Ferber’s, Running Injury Clinic is getting set to celebrate ten years, and treating 10,000 runners, with a new, expanded location in the city’s SW, in Glenmore Landing. More


Quiet Eye moves into the operating theatre. 

Kinesiology researcher Joan Vickers, PhD, discovered the Quiet Eye - which describes how elite athletes focus their attention at crucial moments in a competition. More recently her training principles have been incorporated into non-sporting applications like police officer decision-making training.  Her most recent research utilizes Quiet Eye training for surgeons. >> Read More.





Princely award

Congratulations to Kinesiology professor, and co-director of the Faculty's Human Performance Lab Benno Nigg,, Dr.h.c.mult., for winning the $50,000 Prince Faisal Bin Fahad International Prize for Arab Sport Development Research. 

What running shoe is right for you?

We're looking for recreational male runners between the ages of  18 and 45, foot size 9 - 10.5, with no recent lower limb injuries. Find out the best type of shoe for your biomechanics as we test whether footwear comfort preferences reflect similar biomechanical responses between runners.   

Contact, (587) 897-6336.



Marcel Lacroix, Oval Associate Director of Programs, inducted in Canadian Sports Hall of Fame.  

He is one of the most decorated coaches in Canadian speed skating history, and on Wednesday, .April 2, Marcel Lacroix was recognized by being inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. Lacroix coached athletes to six Olympic medals (4 gold and 2 silver) in three Olympic Games.









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