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Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education

The mission of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education is to develop, advance and disseminate knowledge about physical activity, sport, health and their interactions. Our mission is fulfilled through both academic and co-curricular programs, including intercollegiate and intramural sport and service-based programs. With approximately 1,000 undergraduates and 80 graduate students, the Faculty's academic program addresses multiple facets of kinesiology and exercise science and provides both theoretical and experience-based learning opportunities. Read more.

All of us who are passionate about sport can point to a coach or mentor who inspired us to reach further. However, from my own personal experience as a female coach working at the youth and university level in Canada, I continued to be challenged by a number of barriers. Through my PhD research at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE), I wanted to address the marginalization and underrepresentation of women coaches in sport and explore the impact of mentorship as a critical strategy for their advancement.

Thanks to donor support, I’ve received several awards over my PhD tenure, offering me incredible opportunities to travel across the country and around the world to present my work. These experiences not only made me feel more confident about my research, they inspired me to continue making a difference for women.

On behalf of fellow students touched by your generosity, thank you for giving us the building blocks to build a better tomorrow.

Jenessa Banwell
PhD, expected 2019

Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education Annual Fund (Area of Greatest Need)

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education Annual Fund is a crucial source of support for the Faculty's highest priority projects, particularly student awards and experiential learning opportunities. Our students rely on Annual Fund donations to get the support they need to strive for excellence in and out of the classroom, as they become leaders in physical education who will disseminate knowledge about the benefits of a healthy active lifestyle on physical and mental health.

Goldring Centre Campaign

The Goldring Centre has the capacity to renew Ontario’s ability to support its high performance athletes with all the resources required for a high level training program under one roof. By creating synergies between sports science research, sports medicine, strength and conditioning and competition, the Goldring Centre is one of the most sophisticated sport and physical activity facilities in Canada.

Experiential Learning Fund

The Experiential Learning Fund supports opportunities for students to attend and present at conferences, as well as accept international and domestic internship opportunities. These experiences are now absolutely essential and have become an integral facet of the student experience. It provides students with opportunities to pursue knowledge and collaborate with researchers and practitioners in their field.

Rowing Enhancement Fund

Carter Family Rowing Student Support Fund


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Donations Management
J. Robert S. Prichard Alumni House
21 King's College Circle
Toronto ON M5S 3J3