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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.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be construction happening throughout the Dean's Office during July and August 2014. Specifically the Undergraduate Program Advising offices will be closed the afternoon of July 25 to July 29 and Dr. Werthner's office will be closed on August 8 - August 11.

Were you part of  Mini University Summer Camp, in 1984?

We’re looking for the kids and camp leaders who were part of Mini U in the summer 1984 to help celebrate the opening of a time capsule. Campers were asked to take photos and write about what Calgary was like in 1984, the things they enjoyed or were worried about and what they thought the city would be like in 30 years. If you were enrolled in Mini U in the Summer of 1984, we’d love to hear from you!

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Biomechanics "titins" win more awards! 

Last month, Kinesiology students Krysta Powers, a PhD candidate with the biomedical engineering program, and MSc student Kaleena Johnston were awarded the Canadian Society of Biomechanics (CSB) Young Researcher Awards in the PhD and Masters category at the World Congress of Biomechanics, in Boston.

The two students are members of Dr. Walter Herzog's lab, studying the protein titin, which Herzog believes plays a much larger role in muscle contraction than previously thought. >>read more.

Herzog's lab the "NY Yankees" of biomechanics research awards?



Ferber awarded NSERC Accelerator.

Biomechanics professor Reed Ferber, PhD, was recently announced as the winner of a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Accelerator Award. Only 125 researchers from the list of 2,005 Discovery Grant winners, is given an Accelerator Award. The Accelerator provides $120,000 of additional funding, paid over three years to scientists who are “highly rated in terms of originality and innovation and whose high-risk, novel or potentially transformative concepts and lines of inquiry, are likely to have impact by contributing to groundbreaking advances in the area.” >> Read more about Ferber's research.



Dinos Christian athlete group, makes a difference in Rwanda.

A group of 13 University of Calgary students, led by a group of Christian Dinos athletes, called Athletes in Action, travelled to Rwanda to help out where they could, and to experience the healing that is still underway, following the 1994 genocide. It was a moving, and for some life-changing trip. >> Read more.


Oval's legendary ice-maker awarded order of the University of Calgary.

The Olympic Oval is internationally renowned for having the "world's fastest ice." Mark Messer and his Oval team have been perfecting the art of making ice since 1987 and have been called upon to make ice for Olympic competition and to help new buildings find a winning formula for their own operation. Messer was awarded the Order of the University of Calgary, in recogntion of his "exemplary and distinguished service." >> Read more about Messer's story.





KNES researcher Nicole Culos-Reed wins prestigious teaching award

Congratulations to Kinesiology professor Nicole Culos-Reed, PhD, for winning the City of Calgary's prestigious Community Achievement Award for Education. Culos-Reed is best known for her groundbreaking work on the importance of exercise for the mental and physical well-being of cancer patients and survivors, however, as the award indicates, she is also held in high regard as a great teacher.























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