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Four Kinesiology Students with CFL sign in the RecPlex field house.

Kin students (l-r): Derrek Brogan, Michael Bestvater, Evan van Dale and Mac Capuno who worked the agility and sprint testing for the Combine (photo: Gerren McDonald)

Kin Student in RecPlex Field house conducts fitness test

Kin students Derrek Brogan (above) & Phu Trahe (not shown) conducted fitness tests like the 40 yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump & shuttle during CFL week (photo: Gerren McDonald)

 Kin students Award winners  with Acting Dean seated on Duckworth 2nd floor stairs

Award Winners from previous academic year (2016-17) honoured at reception, November 2017 (photo: Veralyn Warkentin)

Kin Students Conduct Fitness Testing for CFL Combine

Kinesiology students experienced the West Regional CFL Combine first hand at the Axworthy Health & RecPlex over the weekend of March 24, 2018. Kin students pictured from left to right: Derrek Brogan, Michael Bestvater, Evan van Dale and Mac Capuno who worked the agility and sprint testing for the Combine during CFL Week which took place in Winnipeg this year. During the week Brogan and fellow student Phu Trahe (not in photo), under the direction of Kinesiology & Applied Health Instructor, Gerren McDonald, conducted fitness tests like the 40-Yard Dash, long and broad jumps and shuttle.  It was an excellent way for students to experience testing with elite athletes.

Thank you to Gerren McDonald from Kinesiology & Applied Health, and Dean Melvie, Recreational Facilities Director, for arranging this hands-on, experiential learning opportunity.

Congratulations to Student Award Winners from 2016-17

On Wednesday, November 29, students, faculty and staff were on hand for the 2nd Awards Reception in the Duckworth Foyer.  After a welcome by Acting Dean, Dr. Jan Stewart, faculty members presented the following awards to students based on the previous academic year:

  • Dr. Henry Woltman Award - Rachel Alder
  • Dean's Scholarship - Logan Brennan
  • CSEP Award - Stefanie Sheard
  • CCUPEKA Student Leadership Award - Alexis Wolbaum
  • KATSA Scholarship - Logan Brennan and Stefanie Sheard
  • Gord Mackie Scholarship in Athletic Therapy - Daniel Aran
  • Sam Diamond Athletic Therapy Scholarship - Hope Minsky
  • Manitoba Brain Injury Athletic Therapy Scholarship - Maitland Martin
  • Chuck Badcock Scholarship in Athletic Therapy - Brynna Maloughney

All of the Awards, except the KATSA Scholarship which has an application process, are determined by the Kinesiology Department's Award Committee, based on nominations by Department faculty. Thank you to everyone who attended and congratulations to the recipients.

Student-Led Motionball Event Raises $2K for Special Olympics

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the first ever Motionball Marathon of Sport at the Axworthy Health & RecPlex on Sunday, September 17th.  The action-packed day was organized by UWinnipeg kin students Madeline Ferguson and Shaelyn Pepper who thanked their fellow students for "Bringing their spirits and helping raise funds and awareness for our local Special Olympics community!"  Motionball is a Special Olympics event that pits corporate teams against one another in a fun day of sport competition.  Each team consists of 8-10 players and a Special O athlete.
Motionball was extended to our campus community and the enthusiastic student organizers helped raise $2K for the charity. With this success, the students plan on a second Motionball at UWinnipeg next October, 2018. Department of Kinesiology & Applied Health instructor, Andrea Bedard, successfully dove-tailed this event into a practicum for her Adapted Physical Activity students. Well done all!


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Kin Student makes poster presentation at CATA Conference

Congratulations to Kinesiology student Harley Thwaites who made a poster presentation (his first ever!) to the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association annual general conference the weekend of June 3, 2017 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Thwaites was one of two UWinnipeg students who took part in the Athletic Therapy Exchange Program in Athlone Ireland. His presentation was entitled: "Sport and Recreation Injury Incidence in female Irish Primary School Children."  Well done, Harley! 

Athletic Therapy Stream Kinesiology Student, Harley Thwaites