Faculty, professor receive honours for dedication to lifesaving
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management was recently honoured by one of Canada’s preeminent lifesaving organizations.
The Lifesaving Society highlighted FKRM as a body which has provided exceptional service or contributions to the operations of the Lifesaving Society. Dr. Todd Duhamel, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, accepted the award at the Lifesaving Society’s Rescue and Honour Awards evening March 10.
Also noted for his dedication to lifesaving education was Dr. Gord Giesbrecht. The FKRM associate professor received a Certificate of Thanks for his long-term commitment to the Lifesaving Society in support of its vision and mission. Giesbrecht’s vehicle-in-water emergency protocol was recently adopted by one of North America’s largest emergency dispatch companies.
The awards were presented by the Honourable Janice C. Filmon, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba and representatives from the Lifesaving Society.
The Lifesaving Society is a national charity working to prevent drowning and water-related injuries. Lifesaving training programs, Water Smart® public education, water incident research, safety management services and lifesaving sport are just some of the ways we save lives and prevent personal injury.