Is it better to exercise fast or slow?

Martin Gibala, Kinesiology, is a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail. In his latest column, he tackles the latest research on whether it’s better to jog for 60 minutes or do a brief intense workout.

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Megumi Harada Faculty’s newest CRC

Megumi Harada, Mathematics & Statistics, was awarded a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Equivariant Symplectic and Algebraic Geometry. Her research explores the complex relationships of equivariant symplectic geometry, with other areas of mathematics, including equivariant algebraic geometry, hyperkahler geometry and geometric representation theory.

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Is high intensity interval training the better way to stay fit?

In his first column for The Globe and Mail, Martin Gibala, Kinesiology, outlines the state of knowledge about high intensity interval training (HIT). Gibala describes what we know and don’t know about the science around the benefits of the training regimen, where brief periods of vigorous exercise are alternated with short periods of recovery.

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Pippa Lock recognized as a 3M National Teaching Fellow

Pippa Lock, Chemistry, is McMaster’s latest 3M National Teaching Fellow, awarded by 3M Canada and The Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. Lock was recognized for her work on fostering learning and engaging students in introductory Chemistry classes, where her classes are big on interaction, participation and explosions. The 3M fellowship is the only pan-Canadian, cross-disciplinary recognition of educational leadership and excellence in university teaching.

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