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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.
It's gratifying that, because of our shared interest in physical activity and mental health, Cathi Sabiston and I have been able to work together to develop MoveU.HappyU, a program we hope will help University of Toronto students deal with high stress and worry, as well as lessen the burden on campus Health and Wellness services.
Our fruitful and ongoing collaborative relationship is thanks in no small part to the generosity of donors who support subsidies like the Margaret Eaton Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Physical/Health Education, which I was honoured to receive this year and for which I will always be incredibly grateful.
Garcia Ashdown-Franks (BKin 2015, MSc 2018)