FKRM’s Research Day 2022 is set for May 11
Mark your calendars and get ready to connect with researchers in your community
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management’s Research Day, an annual research showcase for the faculty, will be held this year on May 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m in the Agora in the Active Living Centre.
Research Day was first introduced under a different name by the Health Leisure and Performance Institute in 1984 and has been called Research Day since 2012. The idea behind the day is to offer graduate students mentorship opportunities, open new lines of inquiry and allow students, faculty, and community members to make connections within their research community.
It has been two years since the faculty has been able to host this event in-person. Although it was completely cancelled due to COVID-19 in 2020, the FKRM was able to offer a virtual Research Day in 2021, which included a three-minute-thesis style poster presentation and was attended by many student, faculty, and community members. The virtual event in 2021 was successful, however, the faculty is very excited to get our community back in an in-person academic environment to share our research and inspire one another to pursue new lines of questioning.
This year, FKRM is thrilled to welcome Dr. Jeff Leiter of The Rink Hockey academy as the keynote speaker for the event. Dr. Leiter is the former captain of the University of Manitoba Bisons men’s hockey team and has advanced research expertise in areas of sport, human anatomy and cell science. His research focuses on athlete development and human performance, orthopaedic sports medicine, concussion, and education, and he has published numerous times in these areas. In addition to Dr. Leiter’s keynote address, Research Day 2022 will feature an Indigenous history walk led by FKRM professor Brian Rice, a research management presentation and graduate student poster presentations.
So, mark your calendars for May 11, and keep your eyes peeled for more information as it is released. Graduate students who are interested in creating a poster to present should discuss this with their advisors and fill out the poster submission webform. The final deadline to submit posters will be April 20, so those wanting to get involved are encouraged to start brainstorming well in advance.
Please RSVP to the event before April 25 to receive a free lunch.
More detailed information will be available the coming weeks. We look forward to welcoming you all back.