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Dean's Doctoral Studentship Program

2015 Faculty of Kinesiology Doctoral Studentship Program. 11 new four-year doctoral awards!

Kinesiology has 11 new doctoral studentships in the areas of Health, Exercise and Sport Psychology, Biomechanics, Sport Injury Epidemiology, Health and Exercise Physiology and Nutrition, Metabolism and Genetics.

Scholarships are up to four years of funding: $20,000/year for Canadian students and $25,000/year for international students.

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MacIntosh and Doyle-Baker honoured with awards.

Congratulations are in order for two members of our Exercise and Health Physiology Faculty, who were honoured with prestigious awards over the last few weeks.

Brian MacIntosh (PhD) was named as the recipient of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists (CSEP) Honour Award for 2014, at the Society’s annual meeting in St. John’s on October 25. 

Tish Doyle-Baker (PhD) was recognized with the Dr. Bako award honouring an  individual who has made outstanding contributions to the Health and Fitness program and Provincial Fitness Unit of Alberta. 

Master of Kinesiology (MKin) Specialization in Applied Exercise Physiology

Information Session: Wednesday, November 26 400-530pm, KNA 160 

If you’re interested in the Master of Kinesiology (Mkin) program, make sure you attend out upcoming MKin information session: November 26, Kinesiology A 160, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

You’ll have a chance to chat with current MKin students and faculty and learn about potential career paths from MKin alumni in the fields of clinical health physiology and high performance sport physiology. Bring a copy of your transcript so you can discuss your eligibility for the program with an administrator.

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Dinos’ (and Kinesiology's) Andrew Buckley named Canada West MVP

A sensational season by University of Calgary Dinos quarterback Andrew Buckley has earned him the Canada West nomination for the Hec Crighton Trophy.  Buckley, a fourth-year kinesiology student, was named winner of both the Frank Gnup Memorial Trophy as most outstanding player as well as the conference’s  student-athlete community service award as Canada West announced its annual football awards Thursday.

Buckley led all quarterbacks in the conference with a 64.3 completion percentage, tossing for 272 yards per game along with a Canada West-best 21 touchdowns. He tossed for 2,175 yards on 142-221 passing, and he threw fewer interceptions than any other starting quarterback in the league, boasting an incredible 4.5 touchdown-to-interception ratio.

Killam scholar Kelsey Collins takes "wide lens" to the problem of arthritis.  

Kelsey Collins, a PhD candidate in Walter Herzog's lab, explores how inflammation associated with obesity may contribute to osteoarthritis. Collins was recently announced as the winner of a prestigious Killam Pre-Doctoral Scholarship.  Collins’ project looks to better understand “subgroups” within the larger group of people who suffer from arthritis. “Reading the body of literature in arthritis, it became very apparent to me that obesity was, by far, one of the biggest risk factors and, by far, one of the most poorly understood, especially from a mechanical standpoint,” she says. “I just got really curious: What's going on with these obese patients? How can we create models to understand what's going on with them?" 

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United Way Skate and Donate a huge success! 

The exact numbers aren't in yet, but hundreds of skaters and runners showed up Friday at noon for Kinesiology's first annual Skate and Donate fundraiser for the United Way. The skate was led by enthusiastic Olympian and United Way "Do Gooder" Gilmore Junio, and saw an energetic pack of skaters triple the goal of 500 laps in just half and hour. Skaters enjoyed a pizza lunch in the Olympic Oval Lounge following the skate. Thanks to all of you who showed up. There's still plenty of time to make your donation to the United Way.

You can see more photos from the event here.

Donate to the United Way here! 

Walking on the moon

As it turns out, Sting was wrong, "Giant Steps" are in fact, not needed to walk on the moon. New research on locomoting in moon gravity, by KNES researcher Brent Edwards (PhD) shows you can walk and maybe even run on the moon. Find out more about why the researchers were examining "moon walking"with NASA, and how they tested moon gravity, without leaving the planet. 

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Happy?

New Kinesiology study focuses on exercise as a way to feel better and reduce stress. Can exercise really make you happier? A new study by the University of Calgary, Faculty of Kinesiology is hoping to add to the growing body of literature that shows physical active may also improve your mental state along with your health. We need 100 first year students to take part in the study, you could receive a Garmin Vivo Fit wrist band! 

>> Find out more / join the study. 

Chris Newell awarded Mitochondrial Disease scholarship.

Chris Newell, a PhD student in Kinesiology researcher Jane Shearer's (PhD) lab, was awarded the first Mitochondrial Disease PhD Scholarship funded by the MitoCanada foundation and is the only recipient for 2014.

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