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National research conference talks exercise

CSEP volunteers and HKR students Nemanja Shambaher, Devin Philpott, Jalal Aboodarda (post-doc) and Michael Monks

"It was great to see the many enthusiastic and skilled students participate and present their work at this conference. This gives hope for future research in this area.”

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Dean Heather Carnahan invited to give prestigious lecture

Dr. Heather Carnahan

Dr. Heather Carnahan delivered a prestigious lecture recently, recognizing her contributions to motor learning.

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HKR alumnae donates to health and wellness

Joyce (Noel) O'Doherty with Dr. Gary Kachanoski

The Integrated Health and Wellness Fund in Human Kinetics and Recreation will help foster and promote a deeper understanding of integrated health and wellness within Memorial and throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. 

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Safety at sea: The human factors

Dr. Scott MacKinnon

“The work I do at Chalmers is so integrated into the culture here, people see and understand the importance and impact of the ocean maritime safety here; very much the same way as Newfoundland’s identity and culture is tied to the sea.”

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