2013 Student Leadership Conference

Student Leadership Conference 2013
September 18th to 22nd
Cedar Ridge Camp in Bancroft, Ontario

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Call for Mentors/Presenters at the 2013 Student Leadership Conference

PHE Canada is seeking applications for mentors for the 2013 Student Leadership Conference. Ideally, mentors will have experience in the physical and/or health education field including health, physical education, recreation, outdoor education, sport management, kinesiology, health promotion and applied sciences. Mentors must be available for five days from September 17-22, 2013 inclusively. Mentors are assigned a group of up to 10 students and their main role is to support student engagement in the conference experience, offer personal experience and guidance to the students planning to embark on their careers, and enhance the students' deeper understanding of their chosen career and the importance of leadership in those fields.

Deadline to apply is February 15 at 5 p.m. EST.
NB:  Due to a limited budget, we are requesting that presenters/mentors investigate opportunities to receive travel support.

Call for Participants at the 2013 Student Leadership Conference

How would you like the opportunity to interact with like-minded students from all across Canada who are involved in the physical education, health, sports and related fields? Broaden your leadership skills and network with the field’s most influential peers by attending the Physical and Health Education Canada 2013 Student Leadership Conference. This year’s conference takes place September 18-22, 2013 at beautiful Cedar Ridge Camp, in Bancroft, Ontario.

What we offer:
Our program is a variety of leadership sessions interspersed with hands-on outdoor experiential activities based on the foundations of leadership skills; encouraging students to:

  • Challenge their limitations.
  • Understand the value of traditional and non-traditional partnerships.
  • Think outside the box.
  • Put leadership theory into practice
  • Be aware of and to nurture, the talents of all children.

Who should attend?
  • Students enrolled in university or college in 2nd year or higher (as of September 2013).
  • Canadian post secondary students that exemplify exceptional leadership skills and a desire to be leaders in their field.
  • Students studying in the physical and/or health education field including: health, physical education, recreation, outdoor education, sport management, kinesiology, health promotion, nursing and applied health sciences.
  • Student who are able to demonstrate leadership within their respective institution or community.

Space is limited, so make sure to get your application in today

To apply and full details, please visit www.phecanada.ca 


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!


APEQ Volleybal Social

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Please join us on Friday, May 25th, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m for APEQ's annual volleyball social! The event will take place at McGill Currie Gymnasium in gyms 1 & 2, the cost is 10$ which includes food, a few alcoholic beverages and the right to play! All APEQ members, friends, teachers and McGill students are invited, always a fun time and we look to seeing you there! If you would like to join in on the fun please complete the registration form below before May 18th!


PHE National Conference - RIDESHARE

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Nova Scotia’s Teachers Association for Physical and Health Educators (TAPHE) and Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) are partnering for the 2012 National Conference, “A Harbour of Hope: Health and Physical Literacy.”

The National Conference provides an opportunity for delegates to network with colleagues and increase their knowledge and skills to foster healthy active living for children and youth in the school community.
Delegates are people involved with the health, physical activity and education needs of children and youth including educators, public health, administrators, recreation leaders, physical education specialists and generalists who want more information regarding physical education.

A Harbour of Hope: Health and Physical Literacy
Thursday May 10, 2012 to Saturday May 12, 2012   Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Association of Physical Educators of Quebec (APEQ) would like to help take YOU there! Physical and Health Education teachers in Quebec that are planning to attend the 2012 National Conference, but are looking to cut down on costs are encouraged to post their interest in sharing rides on our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/APEQonline) so others can get in contact with you! More specifically, under the “Forum” section, a topic titled “2012 PHE Canada National Conference - Rideshare!” has been created in order to facilitate the means of communication.

Happy Conference!


McGill's Physical Education & Kinesiology Celebrates Centennial!


The school of Physical Education was first established in 1912. 100 years later, McGill's kinesiology and physical education department is celebrating its centennial. To commemorate the event, here's a look back at a few good men that contributed to the program by donating the land and the facilities for current and prospective students alike.

The three buildings that currently serve McGill's athletic needs are all located in Macdonald Park, an area of land bounded on the south by Pine Avenue, on the west by University Street, and to the north and east by Mount Royal. This parcel of land was donated to McGill in 1911 by Sir William Macdonald, one of the University's most charitable friends. At one time, the Law family house and the Molson estate, named Piedmont, were located here. In 1920, Macdonald paid for the construction of the Percival Molson Stadium, named after a young, athletic member of the Molson family who had won many trophies for McGill, but was killed by a shell in 1917, during World War I. Percy Erskine Nobbs, a Professor of Design in the School of Architecture at the time, designed the stadium and its fieldhouse. The stadium today is unchanged, except that its stands are much higher than was originally intended. They partially block the view from Douglas Hall, a residence to the north of the stadium.

In 1939, the Sir Arthur Currie Memorial Gymnasium-Armoury was constructed on the north side of Pine Avenue, just east of University Street. Sir Arthur Currie, for whom the gym was named, had been a highly-decorated general in World War I, after which he became principal of McGill from 1920 to 1933, the year of his death. The Gymnasium was paid for in part by a posthumous donation from Lord Strathcona, a long-standing benefactor of McGill, and in part by the Graduate Society which had been raising money and planning for years for this facility. In 1935, the Society held a competition for the best gym design among architectural graduates of McGill; the winner was commissioned to build the Gymnasium. Work on this brick structure was advanced rapidly with the onset of World War II in 1939. Due to its function and the limited funds at the time, no ornamentation was to be found throughout the structure and the swimming pool was not started. The gym ceiling is supported by trusses so that no pillars disturb the floor space. In 1947, the gym was extended and the swimming pool and the Memorial Hall were installed. The marble-floored Hall contains paintings of McGill's history and a wall of the names of all the graduates who gave their lives in the two World Wars. In 1994, an indoor track and tennis courts were added to the east end of the Gymnasium complex by the firm of Werlman and Guy.

In 1956, J.W. McConnell, always a friend of the University, donated the McConnell Winter Stadium just northeast of the Gymnasium. This structure, built by McDougall, Fleming, and Smith, has an arched roof so that the entire interior can be used for stands and a hockey rink. This building, along with the gym and stadium, continues to satisfy the students' need for recreation and activity.
(Source: Canadian Architecture Collection - CAC)

2011 David L. Montgomery Run/Walk/Jog


The annual David Montgomery Memorial run is coming up on Sunday, October 16th! We hope to see a few familiar faces at this year’s 5/10km Run/Walk/Jog. Click here to view the registration form.

The event takes place at 9:30 am at the McGill Sports Complex.

You can find more information, including registration fees, at: http://www.mcgill.ca/edu-kpe/events/dmrun