The Human Kinetics student cohort starting in 2018 will benefit from a 6-credit capstone experience
August 15, 2018
Students entering our undergraduate programs in the fall of 2018 will be able to pursue either a 6-credit internship (APA 4211) or a 6-credit research project (APA 4200) in their fourth year of studies, beginning in 2021-2022.
The School of Human Kinetics (SHK) is committed to ensure an enhanced capstone experience that will provide all of our students with an enriched opportunity to integrate and apply the different academic skills and knowledge acquired in our program in either a professional or a research setting.
All cohorts entering prior to fall 2018 will continue to pursue the 3-credit internship (APA 4111) and 3-credit research project (APA 4100). Human Kinetics students will receive information about capstone experience courses in their u101 orientation and they can also inquire about these courses in meetings with Academic Development and Student Retention Specialists. In their third-year of studies, all Human Kinetics students will be invited to an information session during the winter trimester to learn more details about these courses.
School of Human Kinetics Students Receive PHE Canada Awards
June 29, 2018
Paige Johnston and Sarah Roy have receive student leadership awards from Physical and Health Education Canada. Each year, PHE Canada recognizes nominees from universities across Canada for their leadership in pedagogy and teaching of physical activity and health in the community.
Ms. Johnston received remarkably high praise for her pedagogical internship at Earl of March Secondary School in Kanata, and was one of the top students in our third-year pedagogy course.
Ms. Roy particularly impressed during her teaching internship at Collège Saint-Alexandre de la Gatineau. She also stood out achieving the highest grade in our entire internship program among the 180 graduating students who completed this experience.
Audrey Giles named Fulbright Arctic research chair at Dartmouth College for injury prevention in changing climate project
June 25, 2018
The Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Ottawa is pleased to announce that Audrey R. Giles, professor at the School of Human Kinetics, has been named Fulbright Arctic Research Chair for 2018–2019. This fall, Giles will research and lecture at the Institute for Arctic Studies, Dartmouth College, in Hanover, New Hampshire, as part of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative. Her research project is entitled Community Resilience and Adaptation: Injury Prevention in a Changing Climate.
Giles is an applied cultural anthropologist who conducts research with Indigenous communities, primarily in the Arctic and Subarctic. She has authored over 100 publications.
“I am thrilled to be the Fulbright Arctic Research Chair at Dartmouth College for the fall term. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to use my sabbatical from uOttawa Human Kinetics in such an exciting way.”
Giles will receive funding of USD $25,000 for the duration of the program. This allowance is intended to support travel to program meetings, travel and maintenance for the exchange visit, and research materials.
The Fulbright chair is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA).