Kinesiology

Hajrullahu kicks his way into football history

On a sunny Saturday afternoon earlier this month, down the 401 in Windsor, Western kicker Lirim Hajrullahu cemented himself as the Mustangs’ all-time points leader with a 17-point performance against the Lancers in a 51-23 Western win.

Eight named Vanier Scholarship winners

Eight named Vanier Scholarship winners

Eight Western graduate students have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, each receiving $50,000 annually for up to three years. Vanier scholars are selected based on leadership skills and high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences, humanities, natural sciences, engineering and/or health sciences.

Symposium to spotlight activity, sport and research

Symposium to spotlight activity, sport and research

The world will be coming to Western as the university plays host to the 3rd biennial International Symposium for Collaboration in Research, Teaching and Exchange, the North American installment of the tri-universities event, Sept. 18-22, in the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building (HSB).

Plaques leave their marks on Western

Unless you were among 30 friends and family who gathered on a slightly breezy day in May, you probably don’t know why there’s a plaque on campus for Brenda MacEachern.

Unintentional EMF breakthrough may offer hope

While the debate rages over the harmful effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF), found in everything from cell phones, medical imaging devices and power lines, one Western researcher sees potential beyond the controversy.

Grad student helps build community through sport

Daniel Nabben will hit the beach again this weekend. But fun in the sun is serious business for this first-year Sport Management masters student, who is among the founders of a South Korean charity dedicated to raising money for a local community in memory of a fallen friend.

Student urges London to ‘get moving’

Kristen Roglasky, a master’s student in Kinesiology at Western, has partnered with Special Olympics London and fitness organizations, such as YMCA London and the Hutton House, to commemorate International Fitness Day on Oct. 13.

Community sport researcher receives international awards

Community sport researcher receives international awards

In recognition of nearly 25 years of research in the field of sport management, Western Kinesiology professor Alison Doherty will receive two awards from the North American Society for Sport Management at its annual conference.

Campus Digest, April 12

Campus Digest, April 12

Celebrating Hayden’s Games It was a moment many said was long overdue as former Western Kinesiology professor Frank Hayden was honoured with a plaque commemorating his time at the university, and the exact location the conception and creation of the Special Olympics....

Campus Digest, Dec. 1

Campus Digest, Dec. 1

New expense directives start Under the new Procurement and Expenses Directives, the provincial government has established policies for all broader public sector organizations, including The University of Western Ontario. Outlined mandatory changes, effective Jan. 1,...

Maika: Finding value in the tangible experience

During a recent trip to Amsterdam with a group of sport management students, I had the unique opportunity to experience sport in another country. Thanks to our gracious hosts at our partner institution, Johan Cruyff University, we were exposed to high-performance sport in the Netherlands in a variety of areas.

Sharing her pain so others can avoid it

Ally Crich has had six concussions in her life and she just turned 19. Now, the second-year kinesiology student hopes to bring attention to concussions and post-concussion syndrome, so others do not go down the painful road she has been on. Six times.

Graduate students, Western retirees work out the neuromuscular system

There’s no doubt about it. Exercise is like medicine for aging Canadians. Thanks to a team of graduate students at Western’s Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) Neuromuscular Lab, the Research Retirement Association (RRA) can tailor their fitness program not...

Melling opens eyes to diabetes, exercise

Jamie Melling, University of Western Ontario kinesiology assistant professor (anatomy), won’t be the first person to tell you to exercise. He just wants you – especially those with diabetes – to be safe while doing so.

Sandy Kirkley receives Hall of Fame nod

Western alumnae Sandy Kirkley (MD’86) will be posthumously inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Hall of Fame July 8 during its Annual Meeting in California, honouring her work in the field of sports medicine.