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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. 


Hendrik Enders awarded prestigious Vanier scholarship

Hendrik Enders, a PhD Candidate in the Faculty of Kinesiology, in Benno Nigg (PhD's) lab was announced as the winner of a prestigious Vanier scholarship. The scholarship comes with a three year $50,000 award and was created to "increase the supply of highly-qualified research personnel in Canada and brand Canada worldwide as a nation known for quality research and research training."

Kinesiology now has four Vanier scholars, besides Hendrik Enders, there is Jennifer Baltich, Lauren Cappozzi and Ryan Lewinson who were awarded Vanier scholarships last year.

>> Read Ender's story


Geoff Power awarded prestigous Banting postdoctoral fellowship

Kinesiology post doctoral fellow Geoffrey Power, PhD, was announced as the winner of a CIHR Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship on Thursday, August 14. The award is considered the most prestigious postdoctoral award in Canada.

According to the Banting Fellowship website, 70 fellowships are awarded annually to “the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research‑based growth.”

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Stride for Thrive

Stride For Thrive - September 21!

Have you got your team together yet? This year's Stride For Thrive looks to be the funnest and biggest edition of the run ever held!

Stride for Thrive is a free exercise facility for cancer patients and survivors, created by KNES researcher Nicole Culos-Reed (PhD). The lab is mostly run by Kinesiology student volunteers. In just over 3.5 years, Thrive has trained over 180 student volunteers and helped over 400 cancer patients and survivors. Last year's Stride for Thrive had 225 participants, and raised over $13,000 for the Thrive Centre.

Get moving for a good cause! Go to to sign up!

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