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Varsity Blues alumna Kylie Masse heading to Paris 2024 with Team Canada

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The native of LaSalle, Ont., did not disappoint at the 2024 Olympic Trials this past week at TPASC. Masse swam the second fastest time in the world this year, winning her signature 100 backstroke…

U of T executive director of athletic & physical activity Beth Ali announces retirement

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Ali has been a valued member of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education for over 30 years.  She was appointed the Executive Director on November 1, 2016 after serving as the director of…

KPE's Simon Darnell joins U of T think tank focused on studying UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

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On April 16, they became Fellows in the SDGs Scholars Academy. The Academy is part of SDGs@UofT. This Institutional Strategic Initiative brings together faculty, students and staff whose research…

KPE celebrates contributions by Asian Canadians to sport, physical activity and study of movement

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Former senator and University of Toronto Chancellor Emerita Vivienne Poy was special guest of KPE at a recent celebration of Canadian Asian contributions to sport, physical activity and the study of…

2024 Bodies of Knowledge conference showcases research by early career researchers

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Greg Wells, a renowned physiologist, best-selling author and peak performance expert was the keynote speaker. A former associate professor at the University of Toronto and a scientist emeritus at the…

Connecting the dots: Faculty hosts book launch for prof's new book on how climate change is changing sport

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Just an hour’s drive away is the rural town of Kaptagat, where some of the fastest distance runners in the world live and train. At 2,400 metres altitude, the rural towns are ideally located for high…

Research project to expand range of physical activity programming to meet mental health needs of students

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The $10,000 fellowships support graduate scholars who are currently leading research projects that aim to improve student mental health and well-being on campus and recognize the importance of…

KPE and Varsity Blues donors celebrated for contributions to faculty's mission and vision

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“I remember how challenging it was to be going to school full time, while being on the Varsity Blues soccer team,” said Yat, who graduated from University of Toronto Mississauga in 2008. “I wanted to…

How climate change is changing sport: Q and A with sport ecologist Madeleine Orr

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Orr shares stories of athletes, teams and events that have been directly affected by climate hazards in her book called Warming up: How climate change is changing sport, which also explores the…

U of T ranks among top 20 globally across all five broad fields tracked by QS World University Rankings by Subject

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The University of Toronto is ranked among the top 20 universities globally across all five broad subject fields featured in the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024 – including a…

KPE study explores why VR and AR technologies change how people interact with objects

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“While virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are often associated with gaming, these technologies are increasingly used in training for tasks that require hand-eye coordination through fine motor…

Dean’s Student Leadership Awards celebrate student leaders who contribute to Faculty’s mission

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Winners of the 2024 Dean's Student Leadership AwardsProfessor Gretchen Kerr, dean of KPE, congratulated the students on all their accomplishments and said she was continually impressed by the…