The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) is part of the Faculty of Education and is located in the Currie Gymnasium. KPE offers two Masters Programs (M.Sc. and M.A) and an Ad-Hoc Ph.D program. The department has about 60 graduate students who are highly involved in KPE events.
KPE also has a Graduate Student Association under EGSS to represent the individual needs of KPE graduate students. KPEG (Kinesiology and Physical Education Graduate student association) started in 2014 and since then has run KPE specific events for all students within the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education as well as joint events with EGSS.
The current KPEG Council is comprised of 6 members:
President – Dorelle Hinton
Dorelle is a second year PhD student in the Human Brain Control of Locomotion Lab focusing on step to step adaptations that allow us to move easily through our environment. Dorelle is looking forward to working together with the rest of the KPE council throughout this school year. Dorelle and the rest of KPEG are excited to provide KPE members with ways to develop their academic skills and accomplishments beyond their thesis. Join us at our next event!
Vice-President of Finance and Operations – Carole Spake
Carole is VP Finance for KPE. She is a second year Masters Student in Exercise Physiology.
Vice-President Academic – Christopher Bailey
Chris is from Napanee, ON and is a 1st year PhD student in the Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Lab (OBEL), supervised by Dr. Julie Côté. As the KPEG VP Academics, Chris is responsible for bringing graduate student concerns to KPE faculty and for organizing academic events for KPE graduate students.
Vice-President Social – Jessica Insogna
Jessica is a 2nd year Masters student studying Exercise Physiology in the Health and Fitness Promotion Lab. Her research revolves around female athlete health, specifically differences in bone mineral density across sports. This is her second year as KPEG’s VP Social. Her responsibilities include planning and executing social events and activities for the KPE graduate students and faculty.
Vice-President Communications/Secretary – Emilie Michalovic
Emilie is a first year Ph.D. student in Exercise and Health Psychology. Her focus is on individuals living with chronic obstructive lung disease. On KPEG, Emilie is responsible for keeping all KPE members well informed of all events that are organized by KPEG.
Kinesiology and Physical Education Representative to EGSS – Anna Otto
Anna is in her second year Master’s in the Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics lab, with a research focus on sex/gender differences in pain and exertion responses following a neck/shoulder-fatiguing task. Anna aims to effectively represent the department on EGSS council and to keep graduate students in the department informed.