News archive - 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

Osteoporosis Canada launches new exercise recommendations

New multicomponent exercise recommendations combine muscle strengthening and balance training as a means of reducing falls and resulting fractures for people living with osteoporosis

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

IN THE MEDIA: Effects of spaceflight found to mirror onset of Type 2 diabetes

Initial results from a study of Chris Hadfield and other astronauts who spent months aboard the International Space Station have turned up changes like those seen in someone developing Type 2 diabetes on Earth.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Researcher receives provincial award for work on nutrition and exercise therapies for cancer survivors

In spring 2014, professor Marina Mourtzakis of the Department of Kinesiology received the province of Ontario's Early Researcher Award. 

Monday, March 24, 2014

IN THE MEDIA: Why back pain could be worsened by therapy

Research by professor Stuart McGill has found that rehabilitation exercises prescribed for back pain actually incorporate the mechanisms of injury.

Body and Health [CTV News]

Monday, March 3, 2014

Matt Vonk wins Applied Health Sciences 3MT heat

Kinesiology student Matt Vonk (pictured left), supervised by Laura Middleton, was selected as this year's winner in the 2014 Applied Health Sciences (AHS) 3MT competition.