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Kinesiology and Recreation Management News Archive

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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Fenton Litwiller is the recipient of the Terry G. Falconer Memorial Rh Institute Foundation Emerging Researcher Award in the Social Sciences category

Research and International

Meet Fenton Litwiller, 2021 Rh Award Winner in the Social Sciences category

May 27, 2022 — 
This award is in recognition of their work exploring gender and promoting wellbeing among youth

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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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Fort Garry Campus-Pedway and Engineering and Admin

Get active with an accessible community walk on Sneaker Day

May 18, 2022 — 
Let’s reconnect and celebrate being back together on campus!

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A photo where a hockey referee blows a whistle and points at the viewer.


Hockey parents who yell at referees

May 17, 2022 — 
Hockey referees are quitting in the province and, when asked, referees often state that spectator abuse is a reason for quitting.

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