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Kinesiology and Recreation Management News Archive

Indigenous student with star blanket and medallion.

Extended Education

Manitoba Indigenous Youth Achievement Awards for Access Program students

December 15, 2022 — 
“This is a huge honour to be recognized for my accomplishments. It is validating and it reminds me of the strength it took to get here." - April Quill

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kim standing in the Joe Doupe Rec Centre gymnasium

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

UM Recreation Services testimonial: Kim Armitt

November 16, 2022 — 
Kim Armitt, who works as the manager of physician’s services at the Health Sciences Centre, has been an avid member at the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre for several years


Runners should have advance knowledge of what to expect in case of race disruption or rerouting prior to setting off on the course. (Shutterstock)

Research and International

Lessons from a cancelled marathon: Athletic events, heat and the effects of climate change

August 9, 2022 — 
As record high temperatures continue, investment in emergency preparedness is necessary to ensure communities can stay safe while sharing meaningful experiences together

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Nicole Evans standing in front of a white wall with a white sweater on.

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

UM Recreation Services testimonial: Nicole Evans

June 15, 2022 — 
Nicole Evans works at a provincial lab near the Joe Doupe Recreation Centre (JDRC) at the UM’s Bannatyne campus. As someone who has tried many different gyms and work-out styles over the years, when she started working at the lab and signed up for a membership at JDRC she was pleasantly surprised by the diverse fitness classes offered through the centre


Jaron stands in ALC smiling

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

UM Recreation Services member testimonial: Jaron Rykiss

June 15, 2022 — 
Rykiss emphasizes that being fit and active is all about staying healthy, both physically and mentally, and that though difficult, it’s important not to compare oneself to others or feel discouraged when beginning a fitness journey.


Fenton Litwiller, wearing a jean jacket, smiles in the woods

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Fenton Litwiller’s research program builds recreation curriculum for queer youth

June 2, 2022 — 
Fenton Litwiller’s is presently developing a youth recreation curriculum that explores gender through drag and everyday makeup, revealing the importance of gender affirming youth programming in the field of community development and recreation.

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Coach Brian Dobie and recruit Keenan Karish smile while Karish signs with the Bisons

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Keenan Karish touches down with both academics and athletics

June 1, 2022 — 
The University of Manitoba has announced that Keenan Karish, who is also one of the newest Bisons Football recruits, is one of three recipients receiving a BMO Future Indigenous Leader of Tomorrow Scholarship, valued at $ 16,000 over the course of four years. Karish will be the first Bisons athlete to win this prestigious award.


Close-up of diploma held by grad.

Spring Convocation returns to in-person events for 2022

May 30, 2022 — 
Honorary degree recipients announced for Convocation, and President's Installation takes place June 7

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Peter Nickerson

Elite researchers recognized with Rh Awards

May 27, 2022 — 
Eight UM faculty members to receive Rh Awards, recognizing excellence in research, scholarly work and creative activities

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Derek swims in the Joyce Fromson Pool

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

UM Recreation Services member testimonial: Derek Andriy Patten

May 26, 2022 — 
Derek Andriy Patten (he/him or they/them) is a graduate student at the University of Manitoba who is an avid user of the Joyce Fromson pool and other areas of the Active Living Centre (ALC).

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