Kinesiology wins big at CSEP annual meeting

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) recognized four people from Kinesiology at their annual meeting held in Niagara Falls from October 31 to November 2, 2018. Winners included:
  • Dean of the Faculty of Science, Maureen MacDonald received the Mentorship Award for her dedication and mentorship to students and faculty members.
  • Audrey Hicks, professor and Associate Chair Undergraduate Program, received the Honour Award, CSEP’s highest recognition. The award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to exercise physiology in Canada. She is the first female recipient in the history of the Society. Hicks was also named one of eight individuals recognized with inaugural Fellowship in the Society.
  • PhD candidate Lauren Skelly won the Graduate Student Award – Poster Competition. Her research examined the role of exercise intensity and contraction pattern on skeletal muscle adaptations to training.
  • PhD candidate Hilary Caldwell was a finalist for the Graduate Student Award – Oral Competition. Caldwell works with the Child Health and Exercise Medicine Program.
Congratulations to everyone. CSEP is a voluntary organization composed of professionals interested and involved in the scientific study of exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, fitness and health. It was founded at the Pan American Games, Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1967 – the result of four years of cooperative efforts by the Canadian Medical Association and the Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
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