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IOC recognizes University of Calgary Sports Injury Research Prevention Centre

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced Wednesday that the Faculty of Kinesiology’s Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (SIPRC), was awarded status as an IOC injury prevention research centre until 2019.

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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 (Dr. PH) 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. 

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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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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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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