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Tannin Schmidt receives $250,000 CFI grant to support lubricin research program.

Gilles Patry, President and CEO of Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) announced that Faculty of Kinesiology researcher, Tannin Schmidt, will receive $251,000 from the CFI to help advance his research into proteoglycan four (PRG4), or lubricin, the protein he refers to as “Mother Nature’s Lubricant.” The announcement came as part of a an announcement of $2.3 million to the University of Calgary, which will provide Canada Chair researchers with the equipment they need to pursue their research programs. >> Read more.

"Kindustry" night returns January 27. 

What will you do with your Kinesiology degree? The Kinesiology Students Society are proud to present Kindustry from 5-7 p.m. on January 27 in KNA 160. The evening features organizations and Kinesiology alumni talking about career paths for Kinesiology graduates. Stop by the KSS office to get more information.

Dinos’ Andrew Buckley wins Hec Crighton Trophy AND Russ Jackson Award! 

Fourth-year Kinesiology  University of Calgary quarterback Andrew Buckley made history Thursday night, becoming the first player to win both the Hec Crighton Trophy and the Russ Jackson Award.

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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. 

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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