January Faculty Awards and Accolades

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

01 February 2019

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

Student Recognition

Andria Morielli: Marie Arnold Cancer Research Graduate Scholarship. Research topic: Exercise During and After Neoadjuvant Rectal Cancer Treatment: The EXERT Trial. The aim of the EXERT Trial is to examine the effects of exercise training in rectal cancer patients receiving combined chemoradiotherapy prior to their surgery on important outcomes including symptoms, quality of life, ability to complete treatments and recovery from surgery.

Rachel Skow: Alberta Innovates Graduate Studentship. Research topic: Prenatal Exercise And Cardiovascular Health: PEACH Study. The aim of the PEACH study is to determine the mechanisms by which aerobic exercise impacts blood pressure regulation by the sympathetic nervous system during pregnancy. READ MORE

Rylan Kafara: Rod Murray Memorial Award. This award is given to a doctoral student whose own scholarship and contribution to the academy embodies the qualities that distinctively defined Rod as a scholar and member of the student community. Rod was a passionate teacher, committed to critical thinking, who had a steadfast belief in the role of the public intellectual. In short, Rod infused the graduate student community with scholastic vitality and this recipient seeks to do the same. READ MORE


Staff Recognition

Victoria Meah: Women & Children's Health Research Institute 2018 Postdoctoral Fellowship. Research topic: Blood pressure control in healthy and complicated pregnancies. READ MORE

Howie Draper leads Team Canada to gold medal in the 2019 IIHF U18 Women's World Championship. The University of Alberta Pandas hockey coach took time off his ongoing annual quest for a national championship and set his sights internationally, head coaching the Canadian national women's under-18 team to gold medals at the world championships in Obihiro, Japan. It was the first time in five years Team Canada won gold at the event, edging the U.S. 3-2 with an overtime goal. READ MORE


Athletics Recognition

Golden Bears Football alumnus Ed Ilnicki has been named a U SPORTS Top 8 Academic All-Canadian. Ilnicki and fellow award winners were honoured on January 29 at Rideau Hall in Ottawa by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. READ MORE

Representing Team Alberta, the U21 Pandas Curling team captured the Canadian Junior Curling Championship, defeating Team British Columbia 9-6 in the tournament final. This is Pandas second and Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation student Kate Goodhelpsen's second Canadian title for Alberta. Kate also won in 2017 as a member of Kristen Streifel's rink. . READ MORE

Pandas curling alumna Danielle Schmiemann has been named Canada's flag bearer for the 2019 FISU Winter Universiade. Schmiemann, who will lead Canada into the Opening Ceremony, headlines the first 61 members of the delegation announced Thursday, set to compete Mar. 2-12 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. At the last Winter Universiade in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Schmiemann helped her Alberta rink win Canada's only gold medal of the Games. READ MORE