July 2020 Faculty Awards and Accolades

Congratulations to the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation alumni, faculty, staff and students on your achievements for July, 2020!

Joanna Auger and Angela Bayduza: Drs. Auger and Bayduza were appointed the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation’s very first Teaching Professors. The positions of Teaching Professors underscore the importance that the Faculty places on teaching and learning, and will help to support teaching excellence within the Faculty through an increased emphasis on the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Tanya Berry: Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant. Dr. Berry received this award for her research project entitled, “Exercise-related cognitive errors and believability of exercise information.”

Margie Davenport

  • Christenson Professorship in Active Healthy Living. Dr. Davenport received this award to ensure that healthy living and wellness within adult communities continues to remain an active area of teaching and research within the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation. READ MORE
  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant. Dr. Davenport received this award for her research project entitled, “Sport policy for pregnant and postpartum athletes.”

PearlAnn Reichwein: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Sport Participation Research Initiative grant (SPRI). Dr. Reichwein received this award for her research project entitled, "Ski Like a Girl: Women in Nordic Skiing, Canmore Nordic Centre, and Olympic Legacies".

John Spence: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant. Dr. Spence received this award for his research project entitled, “Acceptance of autonomous vehicles and potential impact on active transport.” 

 

Student Recognition

Maxine Myre (PhD candidate): Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize. The Andrew Stewart Memorial Graduate Prize is significant and unique in that it is awarded in direct recognition of excellence in research at the doctoral level; it acknowledges outstanding accomplishment and potential in pursuit of new knowledge. Maxine used a health promotion approach to understand and examine ways to reduce the impact of physical activity-related weight stigma among women with obesity for her PhD research. The findings support recommendations for adopting weight-neutral and inclusive approaches to physical activity promotion and practice, improving body size diversity in physical activity media, changing prevalent weight, fitness, and health stereotypes, and addressing structural accessibility barriers, so that women of all body sizes can engage in physical activity without fear of judgment, humiliation, exclusion, or discrimination.

Liaoyan (Gary) Gan

China Institute Student Research Grants. The China Institute Student Research Grant was launched by the China Institute to support students conducting China-related research given the restrictions placed on international travel due to Covid-19 pandemic and in order to continue supporting students conducting China-related research. Gary’s research project is titled “An investigation of Physical Literacy Level and Its Correlates in Chinese School-aged Children”

Alumni Recognition

Karen Fox (Professor Emeritus): The Canadian Association of Leisure Studies (CALS) 2020 Leisure Scholar Awards. Dr. Fox was recognized by CALS for her distinguished career of scholarship, service and mentorship characterized by innovation, equity and ethics.