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School of Human Kinetics and Recreation News

A study, led by HKR's Dr. Michelle Kilborn, of physical education curriculum across Canada has found that while the curriculum's stated aims are focused on healthy active living through physical activity, the actual learning outcome statements focus primarily on movement skills, games and sport techniques.

Dr. Michelle Kilborn (far right) and guests at the IAACS Conference in Ottawa

Michelle Kilborn brought together several prominent international curriculum scholars at the International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies (IAACS) Conference in Ottawa on May 25-29, to pay tribute to Maxine Greene, one of the most significant educational philosophers of our time.


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Dr. TA Loeffler named by Canadian Geographic as one of the country's top 100 "modern-day trailblazers".

On Thursday, June 4, Memorial University’s occupational therapy and physiotherapy feasibility committee, chaired by Dr. Heather Carnahan, dean of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, will hold a public consultation.

Gemma Hickey

Memorial University student and public activist, Ms. Gemma HIckey hopes to encourage others to integrate physical fitness and healthier food into their lifestyle in order to combat mental illness.  After her own training this past year for her cross island Hope Walk which departs Port aux Basques in July, Ms. Hickey has seen the physical and mental benefits of a more active lifestyle.

Samantha Rancourt

Like many graduates, Ms. Rancourt is reflecting during convocation on the years completing her degree; on what contributed to her success; and on what lessons are worth sharing with new students.

Drs. John Hewson and Heather Foster

On Friday, May 15, 2015 the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation had the opportunity to recognize the establishment of the Matt and Maud Foster Bursary. This will be an annual bursary for a varsity soccer player.

Tracy Bannier

Tracy Bannier's dedication to hard work paid off when she was called to the Newfoundland and Labrador bar in February 2015 and is the first alumni with the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (HKR) known to have followed this career path. 

With the overall goal of improving the health and wellness of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador, HKR Dean Dr. Heather Carnahan shares the faculty’s vision for growing research and making a global impact.

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