100 Years of Kinesiology and Physical Education at McGill

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McGill plans to celebrate this Canadian achievement with the KPE 100th Anniversary program full of exciting events that is a special part of the McGill Homecoming from October 11th to October 14th, 2012.


100th Anniversary Banquet with guest speaker, Mike Babcock - October 13th

Join us for a lively cocktail and dinner dance celebration for the 100th Anniversary of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) at McGill with guest speaker, Mike Babcock, B.Ed(PE)’86, 2010 Olympic Gold Medal Hockey Coach. Meet friends, classmates, students and professors to reconnect and recognize past, present, and future accomplishments. Class pictures from 1913 onward will be on the big screen, as well as those from camp course, ski school, outdoor school, and labs. Assigned seating is by class with guests at tables of 10. Register online now

KPE 100th Anniversary Celebrations – October 12 to 14, 2012

Book Launch: To celebrate the first 100 years of our Department, Professor Greg Reid BEd(PE)’70 has written a book about the Department’s history. From bloomers to body mass index: 100 years of kinesiology and physical education at McGill will be available at the Banquet for purchase. For more information please contact Professor Greg Reid at 514-398-4184 ext. 0578

Mini-Museum: Do you remember how you and your classmates looked, back in the day? This mini-museum of physical education and kinesiology artifacts includes clothing worn by teachers, pictures from camp courses, and ski school and activity courses. See McGill calendars outlining physical education programs over 100 years, advertisement brochures circa 1940, and Strathcona trust medals from early days, to awards in 2011. Pictures of physical education and kinesiology students in Old McGill and the Clansman from the earliest to most recent times will be displayed along with the desk of R. Tait McKenzie and the McGill Gymnasium Physical Examination form he created. Also presented will be teaching and research artifacts. For information please call Eileen Leduc at 514-398-4184 ext. 0302. Register online now

Interactive Laboratory Tour
: Take a tour of some of the newest labs and training areas in the country. Come and see the intriguing questions posed by our researchers as they push forward our understanding of humans in action, from molecular, anatomical, physiological, psychological and societal levels of analysis. Peek through microscopes, have your body composition assessed, see how fast you can shoot a puck on an indoor skating surface, perform a movement skills test, complete a form to determine your motivation for physical activity, discuss coaching issues, and listen to your muscles. For information please call Eileen Leduc at 514-398-4184 ext.0302

Beatty Memorial Lecture: Dr. Kerry Courneya, Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Cancer, will speak about his experience in developing physical activity programs tailored to the needs of cancer patients and the impact of physical activity on their health prior to, during and following treatment. Register online now

David Montgomery Run/Walk: Top off Kinesiology and Physical Education’s 100th Anniversary celebrations during Homecoming weekend with your friends while exercising at your own pace among the spectacular fall colors of Mount Royal. Proceeds from this event will go toward supporting graduate students in Sport and Exercise Physiology through the memorial fund established in Dr. David Montgomery’s name. For information please call Eileen Leduc at 514-398-4184 ext.0302

Click here for the full list of KPE activities

We are excited by the many fellow graduates and colleagues who are planning to attend our McGill 100th Anniversary events and hope to see you there!

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