Award for York athletic therapy educator Gus Kandilas

York University’s Gus Kandilas, a professor in the Faculty of Health and coordinator of the athletic therapy certificate program, was recently selected to receive the Distinguished Athletic Therapy Educator Award from the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA). The award was presented to Kandilas at the CATA National Conference held in June in Niagara Falls. In […]

Academic Innovation Fund project taps into student creativity

Student fingerprints are all over the new Communities in Motion web platform that Parissa Safai created using her Academic Innovation Fund grant. Parissa Safai Safai, an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science (KHS), wanted to increase the visibility of the excellent community-based research — collaborative research in which all partners in the […]

Celebrating 50 years of Kinesiology & Health Science at York

More than 200 people celebrated the 50-year anniversary of York University’s School of Kinesiology & Health Science on May 4 at Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre. The milestone anniversary was marked by faculty, staff, coaches and alumni from the School of Kinesiology & Health Science, as they gathered for the anniversary dinner. Guests included: former school chairs Roger […]

KINE 3345 Prof Stephanie Bowerman featured on Rogers Daytime TV

Stephanie Bowerman, KINE 3345: Adapted Physical Activity professor featured on Rogers Daytime TV. As part of the KINE 3345: Adapted Physical Activity course, Stephanie has been offering an excellent opportunity for her students to engage in in-community experiential education through a partnership with SkateABLE, an organization that offers skating lessons for kids with disabilities. Students […]

Prof. Christopher Perry to serve as Director Academic for the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology

York University professor Christopher Perry of the School of Kinesiology & Health Science in the Faculty of Health has been nominated by exercise physiologists across Canada to serve as a Director Academic for the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology is Canada’s major authority in exercise science and prescription […]

Health students share expertise during mock clinic

For the second year, students studying nursing, kinesiology and athletic therapy were invited to participate in an Interprofessional Health Care Simulation event to gain hands-on experience providing primary care. A total of 16 students from the different health programs recently came together to work as teams and learn about interprofessional competencies. During the simulation exercise, […]

York prof delivers talk at Harvard School of Public Health

York University Professor Michael Rotondi recently presented a talk on advanced statistical methods for urban Indigenous health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Michael Rotondi Rotondi, from the Faculty of Health’s School of Kinesiology and Health Science, was invited to present his work on Oct. 27. Through a Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) […]

New faces: Faculty of Health announces new faculty and appointments

The Faculty of Health welcomes 10 new faculty and/or new faculty appointments, including: Ali Abdul Sater (kinesiology); Fatou Bagayogo (health policy and management); Claudia Chaufan (health policy and management); Celina Da Silva (nursing); Christo El Morr (health policy and management); Lyndsay Hayhurst (kinesiology); Monique Herbert (psychology); Marina Morrow (health policy and management); Amy Muise (psychology); […]