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MUN Cheer wins a top spot in national competition
HKR students Hailey King, kinesiology, and Kelsie Clayton, recreation, were part of the winning team at a national cheerleading competition recently.
Learning to balance: HKR runs fall prevention in Holyrood
Since Mary Corbett had knee surgery nearly three years ago, she’s been terrified of falling. “I was terribly off balance and I have a fear of ice, as I’m sure most seniors do.” Corbett also has fibromyalgia, which causes musculoskeletal pain. But a few months back she noticed an advertisement in the Holyrood town flyer about a falls prevention program so she signed up.
For people who work at sea, there’s a lot of physical and mental work that happens when they’re on shift. Add to that, the movement from the ship causing a phenomenon called motion-induced fatigue (MIF). HKR student Greg Pearcey is investigating if MIF affects how these workers perform, which in turn affects their safety and their work performance.
The School of Human Kinetics and Recreation held its nineth annual Student Academic Awards on Nov. 28. Click here to see a list of our awards as well as some of our winners. Photos of the winners can also be found here.
Dr. Erin McGowan has been given a Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute Junior Investigator Grant Panel Travel Award. The award allows junior investigators in cancer research an opportunity to observe a grant review panel to gain knowledge and understanding of the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute peer-review process. “This opportunity will give me an inside look at how research grants are reviewed in order to help with my own future applications.”
Andrew Caines (B.Kin.)(Hons.)’13 is being rewarded for research he believes will influence the lives of many Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.
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