Dr. Daniel Fuller nominated for prestigious international prize

Dr. Daniel Fuller’s research efforts of leveraging technology to improve physical activity is gaining attention on a global scale.

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Farewell, but not goodbye!

The School of Human Kinetics and Recreation (HKR) wishes Dr. Heather Carnahan continued success as she concludes her five-year term as dean, and returns to pursue her research passions fulltime.

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Dean appointed: Dr. Linda Rohr to take helm of School of Human Kinetics and Recreation

The search committee for the role of dean of the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation has completed its work and recommended Dr. Linda Rohr for the position for a five-year term. Read more...

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Sharing experience: Indigenous community, health professionals strategize on fall prevention

Solemn silence cloaked the room as Elder Emma Reelis asked for blessing on the collaborative efforts of participants gathered for the recent Indigenous Fall Prevention Symposium.

The event brought together members of Indigenous communities and professionals who work with them at the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation on Monday, June 11. Sponsored by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), the symposium explored how to prevent falls among Indigenous older adults. Read more...

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Planning her steps: HKR graduate pursuing environmental design at U of T

By pursuing her passions through applied study, Rebecca Greene has achieved remarkable academic success and is mapping a path for her future.

Ms. Greene, of Outer Cove, N.L., will collect her bachelor of kinesiology (hons.)(co-op.) degree during convocation ceremonies at the St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre on May 30. Read more...

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All-around player: Varsity athlete, volunteer and bachelor of kinesiology honours graduate headed to medical school

Honours student, varsity athlete, community volunteer, student leader — and now spring graduate.

Bachelor of kinesiology graduate Logan Slade, who is from St. John’s, has soaked up every aspect of the student experience during his undergraduate years at Memorial. Read more...

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‘Crucial’ point: We can make smart policy for a healthy city, says Canada Research Chair

Like it or not, cities are constantly changing.

The urban fabric of St. John’s and the communities on the Avalon Peninsula have changed dramatically in the past 10 years. Our communities will continue to change. Read more...

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Rediscovering the basics: Informing rehabilitative exercise through movement

It is widely known in exercise rehabilitation circles that arm cycling is good for neurological recovery. But, how?

Is there an optimal cycling intensity? How long should one cycle? Read more...

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HKR's new degree!

Memorial University’s School of Human Kinetics and Recreation is excited to announce it’s new Bachelor of Human Kinetics and Recreation Co-operative (BHKRC) program.

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Collisions and close calls: HKR researcher crowdsourcing data for bigger cycling picture

“I don’t own a car. I bike.”

Brad Wade says his conversations with friends frequently go down this path.

“I sold my car in 2015 with the intention of using my bike as my primary mode of transportation year round,” said the Memorial alumnus (B.Sc.’17).

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Let's talk: HKR faculty inviting students to talk about the 'elephant' in the room

In Dr. David Yi’s office in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, a little blue elephant sits on his desk.

The figurine is a sign that students are welcome to come in and talk about any mental health issues they or someone close to them may be experiencing.


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Sitting disease: Research could benefit countless desk-bound Canadian workers

What effect does sitting for long periods of time have on the flexibility and muscle function of the back?

That’s the question a new study led by a multidisciplinary team at Memorial hopes to answer.

The team is led by Dr. Diana De Carvalho, assistant professor, Faculty of Medicine, who is cross-appointed to the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. Read more...

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Why Walk?

Physical activity, which includes walking, is a key determinate of health. So, in a world of fast roads, convenience cab rides, and two vehicle families: why walk? What motivates or deters you from walking to work, the grocery store or school?

Memorial University recently hosted walkability experts from across Canada for a workshop to explore how we can better measure features that encourage or discourage people from walking.

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Bolstering research

A research team in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation is getting creative in an effort to show the impact of federal funding on their research.

Dr. Daniel Fuller, Canada Research Chair in Population Activity and assistant professor in the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, and his team are taking part in the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) #IAmInnovation Twitter contest. Read more...

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Congratulations award winners!

Faculty, staff, employers, donors, friends and family gathered with Human Kinetics and Recreation students on Thursday, November 23, 2017 for Academic Awards Night.

During this year’s annual event, students were recognized for their academic success with dean’s list standing, co-operative education pass with distinction and 14 additional awards and scholarships.

To all award recipients, congratulations and wishes for continued success in all your future endeavors!

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Going pro: HKR alum coaching in NHL

“It was a winding road to get here. I still wake up some mornings and wonder how it happened.”

Chris Osmond, head strength and conditioning coach with the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team, started his journey to professional sports at Memorial University. Read more...


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