Kinesiology
Book brings life, career of ‘Happy Jack’ into focus

Book brings life, career of ‘Happy Jack’ into focus

Author Sandy Lubert, BA’89, recently published ‘A FAIRS to Remember, The Life & Times of Happy Jack,’ a new book that explores the career of one of Western professor and coaching legend Jack Fairs, BSc’46, LLD’05.

‘Magic’ photograph still inspires after 50 years

‘Magic’ photograph still inspires after 50 years

Known by many names – The Leap, The Flying Goal, The Flying Orr or, simply, The Goal – Ray Lussier’s photograph of Bobby Orr flying through the air after his Stanley Cup-winning goal remains today the most famous photograph in hockey history. Fifty years later, the image continues to inspire.

Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

Seventy-five university research projects across seven faculties received more than $13.8 million in Discovery Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Read. Watch. Listen. with Laura Misener

Read. Watch. Listen. with Laura Misener

Wondering what to do when you reach the end of your rope, find yourself ‘Under the Influence’, or stuck in a galaxy far, far away? Laura Misener, Director of the School of Kinesiology, has you covered when she takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

IOC makes right call in postponing Olympics

IOC makes right call in postponing Olympics

The International Olympic Committee had been under pressure to make a decision about the Tokyo Games and now that it’s happened, there appears to be widespread support to postpone the world’s largest sporting event.

Seven Western programs among global elite

Seven Western programs among global elite

Four Western subjects now count themselves among the Top 50 programs in the world, according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today.

Study: Rewards apps get Canadians moving

Study: Rewards apps get Canadians moving

Recent Western-led research has shown that the use of commercial apps providing small but immediate financial incentives can help people increase their activity levels over the long term, especially among those who are the least active.

Deacon brings education, sport passions to Senate

Deacon brings education, sport passions to Senate

While the long-time educator, administrator, coach, and amateur sport advocate was an avid follower of current events and a voracious reader, Marty Deacon, MA’82, BEd’84, didn’t consider herself a politician. Until one day when the prime minister called.

Alumnus touts ‘roller coaster’ at velodrome

Alumnus touts ‘roller coaster’ at velodrome

For six years, Craig Saari, BA’01 (Kinesiology), BEd’02, has been president, coach, manager, troubleshooter and mobilizer at the Forest City Velodrome as part of a large team of volunteers/members who also love to cycle.

Centre targets societal impact of Olympic Games

Centre targets societal impact of Olympic Games

With six months until the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Kinesiology professor Angela Schneider is ready to light a cauldron of change at Western as the Director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies.

Study debunks hormonal misconception of exercise

Study debunks hormonal misconception of exercise

Women are not only underrepresented in exercise-related studies, but may be receiving incomplete information about physical activity because of a now-debunked belief that hormonal fluctuations linked to menstrual cycles can lead to inconsistent study results.

Alumna’s Lucy inspires kids to get active, try

Alumna’s Lucy inspires kids to get active, try

Author Lisa Bowes, BA’88 (Physical Education), recently released ‘Lucy Tries Basketball,’ the fifth book in her Lucy Tries Sports series which encourages children to get active and participate in sports and recreation.

Musical puts mental-health struggles on stage

Musical puts mental-health struggles on stage

For a pair of Western alumni, starting a conversation about mental health is something to sing about. Thalia Ranjbar, BA’19 (Kinesiology), and Jake Schindler, BMus’18, BSc’19 (Computer Science), hope to shine a light on mental health with the staging of Where Do We...

Study finds keys to music in exercise

Study finds keys to music in exercise

Music can be that key to getting people moving – and selecting the proper style of music for people to move to can lead to a more beneficial and fulfilling workout, according to a recent Western study.