March Faculty Awards and Accolades Recap

    Congratulations to the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation alumni, faculty, staff and students being recognized this month!

    April 8, 2019

    Congratulations to the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation alumni, faculty, staff and students being recognized this month!

    Faculty Recognition

    Jim Denison: 2019-2020 McCalla Professor. Great teachers and researchers share two important qualities: open minds and inventive imaginations. Jim’s McCalla Professorship project will bring social theory, in particular Foucault’s concepts related to discipline and the body, to the forefront of coaches’ minds so they better understand the relevance that ‘the social’ has to performance when they design their athletes’ training plans. READ MORE

    Danielle Peers: Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research Great Supervisor Award. The FGSR Great Supervisory Award recipients were selected by people who work closely with graduate students —Associate Chairs, graduate coordinators, graduate program staff, department chairs, and others professors and students who recognize the dedication and skill of a supervisor in their program. READ MORE

    Amber Mosewich: GSA Graduate Student Supervisor Award. This award recognizes faculty members who excel in the supervision of graduate students.

    Kerry Courneya: 2019 Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health. This award recognized Kerry’s work as a trailblazing researcher who put exercise front and center in cancer treatment. READ MORE

     

    Student Recognition

    Emily Vanden Berg (MSc): NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarships-Master’s (CGS M) Scholarship. The aim of the CGS M Program is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly-qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies. Research topic: The investigation of the importance of sex and sex hormone levels on vascular control under low oxygen (hypoxic) conditions

    Rakhbeer Boparai (BScKin): Women & Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) 2019 Summer Studentship. This studentship awards academically gifted young students an opportunity to participate in research during the summer months. Research topic: The impact of twin pregnancy on blood vessel function in late pregnancy. READ MORE

    Molly Henneberry (BKin): Women & Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) 2019 Summer Studentship. This studentship awards academically gifted young students an opportunity to participate in research during the summer months. Research topic: How the nervous system controls blood pressure in women with singleton and twin pregnancies. READ MORE

    Rylan Kafara (PhD):

    • GSA Research Assistant Award. This award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated innovation, versatility and value as graduate research assistants
    • 2019 Green and Gold Athletic Society Community Service Award. This award recognizes Golden Bears and Pandas alumni who has provided leadership within the community

    Miranda Kimber (BKin): URI Undergraduate Researcher Stipend recipient. This funding enables undergraduate students to carry out mentored, interdisciplinary research projects and creative works activities. Research topic: Knowledge Translation & Social Media: Twitter Data Analysis of the 2019 Canadian Guideline for Physical Activity throughout Pregnancy

    Kurtis Panko (MA): GSA Research Assistant Award. This award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated innovation, versatility and value as graduate research assistants

    Erin Ratelle (MA): Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research 3MT People’s Choice Award. Voted on by her peers, Erin won the UAlberta 3MT Finals’ People’s Choice Award for her presentation “I Know What You Did Last Wednesday” where she explained how social media platforms such as Strava (a running app) are changing the landscape of sport from physical to virtual spaces. READ MORE

    Megan Smorschok (MA): Editor’s Choice for April at Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism (APNM), Published since 1983, APNM is a monthly journal that focuses on the application of physiology, nutrition and metabolism to the study of human health, physical activity and fitness. Megan published this paper while she was still a KSR undergraduate student. Research topic: Peripheral chemoreceptor deactivation attenuates the sympathetic response to glucose ingestion. READ MORE

    Morgan Strynadka (BScKin): URI Undergraduate Research Support Fund recipient. This funding supports undergraduate research and creative works. Research topic: Biochemical analyses related to cardiac function during pregnancy

     

    Staff Recognition

    Erin Lovie (Intramural casual staff): Gold medal at the 67th USHA National Collegiate 4-Wall Handball Championship READ MORE

    Adam Pinkoski (Instructor): 2019 University of Alberta’s Last Lecture Presenter. The Last Lecture asks one of the most amazing educators on campus to answer one question: If this were your last time to address a group of students, what would you say to them? The Last Lecture is an opportunity for the broader UAlberta community to hear from a favourite faculty member. READ MORE