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Below are some of the latest articles that feature the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. Details on our experts are available on our "For Media" page.  

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September 7, 2014 Montreal Gazette
Jill Barker: What happened to walking to school?

Calgary Herald
What happened to walking to school?


Professor Guy Faulkner says a number of factors contribute to whether children walk, bike or drive to school.


September 2, 2014 Toronto Star
Back to school: MoveU reminds post-secondary students to exercise wherever they are
Being active can change a student's life. Michelle Brownrigg, director of physical activity and equity discusses the critical role exercise plays in the university experience.


August 31, 2014 Globe and Mail
Twelve healthy ways to brighten up your fall back-to-work attitude
Professor Greg Wells gives advice on how to supercharge your brain to make the most out of your work day.


August 31, 2014 Globe and Mail
Taking physical-education class beyond the gym
Professor Caroline Fusco explains how institutional support can help kids have healthier, active lives.


August 29, 2014 CBC
Don't overengineer kids' spontaneous play, children's organizations say 
Camp U of T is featured as a program that offers opportunities for children to develop a healthy, active lifestyle.


August 28, 2014 Toronto Star
When should kids walk to school alone?
Professor Guy Faulkner discusses why your children should walk to school independently and the impact it has on physical and mental health.


August 18, 2014 Business Insider
Apps put fitness fans through short, sharp workouts
New apps focus on short workouts that can be done anywhere, but are they effective? Professor Greg Wells shares his thoughts.


August 12, 2014 OrilliaPacket.com
Couchiching Conference debates physical inactivity
Professor Margaret MacNeill weighs in on the future of sport in Canada and the impact youth can have on making positive changes to play.


August 4, 2014 CBC
Ultra-endurance sport training can hurt your heart health
With a record number of middle-aged Canadians taking part in high endurance sports, Professor Jack Goodman is exploring the adverse effects that extreme sport can have on the heart. 


July 31, 2014 Globe and Mail
Want to get healthier? Defend yourself against decision fatigue. 

With all of the choices you must make during the day, how do you reserve mental energy to make healthier decisions? Professor Greg Wells shares tips on how to make healthier habits second nature. 


July 24, 2014 Toronto Star
Olympics: There's no 'off' in off-season for Canada's winter athletes
Think Canada's winter athletes rest all summer? Think again. Professor Greg Wells explains why winter athletes are hard at work in the off-season.


July 11, 2014 CTV
4 ways to fight the 'sitting disease' at work
We've heard that sitting is the new smoking, but how do you incorporate activity into your day if you have a desk job? Professor Greg Wells provides some handy tips.


July 4, 2014 Science World Report
Teens involved in team sports in school have better mental health 

Medical Daily
School sports may be a good preventative treatment for depression, stress in teens


How do organized sports help youngsters deal with stress and depression? Professor Catherine Sabiston says it's partly due to providing a social and active environment.
July 4, 2014 Globe and Mail
Amp up your run with sandy terrain 
Should you run on the beach? According to professor Greg Wells, short training sessions on sandy surfaces could give your workout a boost.


June 29, 2014 Al Jazeera
Syrian refugees find normalcy in football

Professors Peter Donnelly and Simon Darnell discuss the effect of organized sport on children across the world.


June 26, 2014 Toronto Star
TV, watching other screens, increases death rate
Canadians spend three to six hours a day in front of a screen - how does this affect our health? Michelle Brownrigg, Director of Physical Activity and Equity, weighs in.


June 25, 2014 Toronto Star
Luis Suarez's bite has many questioning his mental health
What drove an athlete to bite his opponent during a World Cup match? Professor Katherine Tamminen discusses stress, coping and emotion in sport.


June 16, 2014 Globe and Mail
Sorry, gym rats: Why exercising outside may be better for your health
Professor Greg Wells explains why exercising in nature may be beneficial for both your body and your mind.


June 14, 2014 Toronto Star
Father's Day sparks emotions at U.S. Open
Emotional outbursts may be rare in golf, but they are healthy and natural, says Assistant Professor Katherine Tamminen.


June 11, 2014 Toronto Star
Graham DeLaet looks to make Canada proud at U.S. Open
Professor Peter Donnelly discusses the need for children to be exposed to sports at a young age while having positive role models in sport.


June 1, 2014 Globe and Mail
Parents struggle to keep their heads in the game
At the Mind Matters: from concussion to recovery symposium, KPE experts discussed the effects of concussion, possible treatment methods and more.


May 24, 2014 CBC
Fitness watch review: How latest activity-trackers measure up
Are those activity-tracking watches helping you stay fit? Professor Greg Wells shares his thoughts.


May 20, 2014 CTV News
Canada gets D- in annual active kids report

Global
Canada scores a D- in childhood activity levels


Professor Guy Faulkner says that the loss of spontaneous play has resulted in Canada's low grade in the annual report card.


May 18, 2014 New York Times
Bringing student athletes back from concussions
Research Associate Michael Hutchison has teamed up with St. Mike's to help students recover from concussion.


May 15, 2014 Globe and Mail
Want to boost your brain power? Three ways getting physical can help
We know that exercise is good for the body, but how does it benefit the brain? Professor Greg Wells breaks it down.


May 13, 2014 SwimSwam
RBC Insurance announces multi-year partnership with Swimming Canada

Swimming World
Swimming Canada, RBC Insurance announce long term learn to swim partnership


Thanks to a $10,000 donation from RBC Insurance, the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education will soon be offering an adapted aquatic program.
May 6, 2014 Smashpipe
Why we all need to become more human
Professor Greg Wells gives a presentation on healthy living at TEDxUofT.


May 2, 2014 Brampton Guardian
Hefford, Rawson heading to U of T Sports Hall of Fame 
On June 5, U of T's Hall of Fame event will honour outstanding athletes, teams and builders, including female hockey players Jayna Hefford and Jen Rawson.


May 1, 2014 Inside Toronto
SickKids launches Happy and Healthy campaign
Professor Greg Wells says that many kids are not getting the recommended 60 minutes of exercise per day - a crucial element of a healthy childhood.


May 1, 2014 Toronto Star
Pilot project motivates women to exercise
Thanks to a new grant, Associate Professor Catherine Sabiston is launching a matchmaking website as a way to pair cancer survivors with ideal workout partners.


April 29, 2014 National Post
Dr. Aw: Want younger-looking skin? Less grey hair? More active years of life? Make exercise an investment priority.
Investing in your future means more than just your bank balance. Professor Greg Wells tells us the value of investing in health.



April 27, 2014 Globe and Mail
Running is an individual sport, but it took a village to finish the Boston Marathon
Professor Catherine Sabiston discusses the emotional aspects of running in the Boston Marathon one year after the bombing.

 
April 21, 2014 Discovery Channel
Daily Planet

How did a 16 year old stowaway survive a five-hour flight in the wheel well of an airplane? Professor Greg Wells shares his thoughts.


April 11, 2014 Globe and Mail
Why getting fit gets easier on a good night's sleep
Professor Greg Wells explains why sleep is so important to fitness and overall health.



April 4, 2014 Toronto Star
Body of evidence sheds light on Jose Reyes and injury risks
Toronto Blue Jay Jose Reyes may seem fragile, but Professor Greg Wells explains why he and other talented athletes sustain so many injuries.


April 2, 2014 Chicago Tribune
Head injury risk is high in mixed martial arts: study
Should children be banned from practicing mixed martial arts? Based on their latest research, Michael Hutchison and his colleagues believe so.


March 29, 2014 ESPN
Study: MMA brain injury risk higher

Many professional MMA matches end in knockout or technical knockout. Research Associate Michael Hutchison explains how dangerous that is for athletes.


March 28, 2014 Globe and Mail
Study: Risk of brain trauma from MMA higher than boxing, football and hockey
Research Associate Michael Hutchison and his team propose new rules to reduce the number of brain injuries sustained by MMA fighters.


March 26, 2014 National Post
MMA fighters suffer from traumatic brain injury in almost a third of professional bouts: study
The popularity of mixed martial arts is on the rise, but how dangerous is this sport for competitors? Research Associate Michael Hutchison shares his insights.


March 19, 2014 Globe and Mail
How to give a medal-winning performance as an executive
What can we learn from high-performance athletes that will help us excel in the workplace? Professor Greg Wells gives valuable advice.


March 12, 2014 Outside Online
Rethinking the Happy Pills: Does exercise affect how drugs work in your body?
Dean Ira Jacobs discusses how acute exercise can change the way your body processes anti-depressant medication.


March 11, 2014 Global News
Rich Peverley's collapse: Docs on heart arrhythmia and athlete health
Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench during a game. Professor Greg Wells explains why and discusses the risks of playing with a known heart condition.


March 3, 2014 Global News
Why isn't Canada boycotting Putin's Paralympics?
With tensions rising between Russia and Ukraine, should Canada be sending athletes to the Paralympics? Professor Peter Donnelly shares his thoughts.


March 1, 2014 Globe and Mail
Own The Podium: Was it all worth it?
Evaluating an athlete's performance is tricky business. Professor Peter Donnelly questions the value of focusing on Olympic medal wins.


February 28, 2014 Medical Xpress 
Helping cancer survivors socialize and get exercise
Inspired by online dating sites, Associate Professor Catherine Sabiston is creating a website to match cancer survivors with their ideal exercise partner.


February 25, 2014 Globe and Mail
The Sochi inspiration won't get Canadians off the couch
The Olympics inspire Canadians to participate in sport, but do they actually get out and play? Professors Peter Donnelly and Bruce Kidd weigh in. 


February 24, 2014 680 News
Changes to athlete's retirement plans a small step to helping with finances
Professor Peter Donnelly discusses recent changes that make it easier for athletes to save for retirement.


February 24, 2014 CBC
Own The Podium sets sights on 2018, 2022 Olympic medallists
Canada is vying be a world leader in Olympic medal wins - but at what cost? Professor Peter Donnelly shares his thoughts.


February 20, 2014 Global News
Beyond the Podium: stronger, faster - the changing bodies of Olympic athletes
Olympic athletes are constantly pushing the limits of sport. Professor Greg Wells talks about how athletes evolve over time.


February 20, 2014 Globe and Mail
You only need to be 1 per cent better every day to reach your goals. Here are three ways to do it.
Professor Greg Wells describes how Canada's top athletes can inspire us to overcome challenges and reach our goals.


February 19,2014 Toronto Star
Research mounts to show 'sitting is the new smoking'
Studies show that a sedentary lifestyle can lead to health complications down the road. Professor Greg Wells gives tips on how to stay active with the 20-20 rule.


February 17, 2014 Toronto Star
Don't Olympic curlers ever blink?
Professor Greg Wells talks about the mind-body connection and why curlers need to keep their eyes wide open to hit the mark.


February 16, 2014 CTV News
Sunny Sochi: How the warm weather is affecting Olympians
In sub-tropical Sochi, winter athletes face new challenges. Professor Greg Wells weighs in on how this will affect Olympic performance.


February 13, 2014 Toronto Star
Which Winter Olympics sport has the fittest athletes?
Professor Greg Wells shares his thoughts on key athletic attributes such as endurance, speed, strength and power.


February 13, 2014 The Atlantic Cities
How simple physical activity could stave off depression
Professor Guy Faulkner discusses how even light exercise can lower your risk of developing depression.


February 7, 2014 Toronto Sun
How sport scientist Greg Wells stays fit
Professor Greg Wells discusses how small changes can make a big difference in your workout routine.


February 6, 2014 CBC
Bruce Kidd: Focus on medals could be setback to Olympic, anti-doping movements
With the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics underway, Professor Bruce Kidd discusses whether our focus on medals takes away from the true meaning of the Games. 


January 13, 2014 Globe and Mail

The one thing you should do more of to reach your goals: Dream

Professor Greg Wells discusses why many resolutions fall flat and how dreaming big may be a more effective way to achieve our goals.


January 7, 2014  Global News
Windchill: How it's measured and how it affects you
Professor Ira Jacobs explains the science behind how we stay warm when temperatures plunge.

January 5, 2014 CBC The National
Cold weather tips
Professor Greg Wells explains how our bodies react to abnormally cold winter temperatures.
 
January 5, 2014  Globe and Mail
Fifteen things Canadians can do to be healthier this year
Professor Greg Wells is one of the 15 experts consulted for advice on how to make 2014 healthy.

December 17, 2013  Global News
Replacing  Addiction with a healthy habit
Professor Guy Faulkner discusses how and why addicts may find that taking up a new healthy habit may help with recovery.

December 17, 2013  The Star
How to avoid injury while exercising
Professor David Frost talks about how to avoid running injuries, which could mean relearning the basics.

December 4, 2013 The Agenda (TVO)
Hockey heads to court
On the heels of a big NFL settlement, former NHL players are suing the league for negligence and fraud, saying not enough was done to protect players from concussions. Professor Doug Richards weighs in on these latest developments. 

November 19, 2013  Globe and Mail
Mamas, let your cowboys grow up to be hockey players


Members of the Varsity Blues hockey team are profiled. Prairie boys Casey Knight and Kevin Deagle discuss how they split their time between the rodeo and the rink.

 
November 17, 2013 Arizona Daily Sun
High Country Running: Running and 'the life within'

An exploration of running culture, with a reference to the 1962 documentary,Runner, which profiled the journey of Olympian Professor Bruce Kidd.


November 14, 2013  Daily Planet
Seriously?
Varsity Blues swimmers and head coach Byron MacDonald conduct a playful experiment to test research that connects swimming with fingers apart with improved speed.

 
November 7, 2013  Shape Magazine
This One Little Thing May Help Prevent Depression
PhD candidate George Mammem discusses his recently-published findings about the connections between depression and physical activity.
 

November 1, 2013  Athletics Illustrated
Bruce Kidd
Professor Bruce Kidd is featured, highlighting his legacy as an athlete and scholar.

 
October 31, 2013 Toronto Star
Hudson’s Bay defends Olympic replica ware made in China

CBC News Now
CBC News Now With Suhana Meharchand
Professor Bruce Kidd again calls from more transparency on Canadian Olympic apparel production. 






October 30, 2013 Runners' World
Exercise May Help Prevent Depression

NBC News (November 12)
Exercise May Help Prevent Depression

PhD candidate George Mammem discusses his recently-published findings about the connections between depression and physical activity.


October 23, 2013  Toronto Star
Bruce Kidd urges more transparency around Olympic uniforms

Professor Bruce Kidd says that while he has been told by Canadian Olympic Committee staff that the organization has an ethical sourcing policy, he is concerned that the policy is not publicly available.


October 18, 2013 Toronto Star 
Maple Leafs: Damien Cox’s nine thoughts on Thursday’s loss to Carolina Hurricanes

CBC
Leafs' James Reimer leaves game after collision

CTV News
Leafs goalie Reimer leaves game against Hurricanes after collision

Sportsnet
Reimer injury opens door for Bernier as No. 1

Yahoo! Sports
U of T goalie Willows called in for Maple Leafs emergency

Globe and Mail
Leafs goaltender Reimer exits game against Hurricanes after collision



KPE student and Varsity Blue Brett Willows was called upon as a back-up goalie for the Maple Leafs when James Reimer was injured in a game against Carolina. Several media sources also highlighted his record to date with the Blues, including his performance this week, stopping a career-high 50 shots against Ryerson,


 
October 10, 2013  Daily Planet
Adrenaline Junkies (7:10 mark)
Professor Greg Wells joins host Dan Riskin and race car driver Ron Fellows for a zip around the track to monitor how their heart rates respond to the 'thrill.' Wells explains what is happening to the body as adrenaline levels elevate.

 
October 2013 The Walrus
The Walking Cure
Professor Marg MacNeill is quoted in a story about walking as traditional means of being healthy and well.


September 26, 2013  Global News
Psychology of body image
Professor Catherine Sabiston discusses body image in reaction to a campaign launched by a woman named Denise Jolly who photographed herself wearing very little in public places.


September 19, 2013  CTV News
Could incentive program help cardiac patients change habits?

Graduate student Marc Mitchell explains his research into whether financial incentives can help to motivate cardiac patients to become more active.



September 19, 2013 Sun News
Diana Nyed Nears End of Recod-Breaking Cuba-Florida Swim


Professor Greg Wells explains what the distance swimmer, Diana Nyed, endured both physically and mentally during her epic open-water swim.



September 17, 2013 National Post
Swapping Starbucks for sit-ups: Toronto researchers offer coupons as incentive to exercise

Toronto Sun
Cold, hard cash helps people stay fit: Study

Medical Press
Financial incentives motivate sedentary adults to exercise

 
Graduate student Marc Mitchell explains his research into whether financial incentives can help to motivate cardiac patients to become more active.

 
August 13, 2013 Triathlete Europe
The Importance Of High Quality Protein
Professor Dan Moore explains why certain protein is more effective at repairing muscle tissue. 



August 12, 2013  CBC Online
Pressure mounts on IOC amid backlash on Russia anti-gay law
Professor Bruce Kidd discusses how the incoming president will determine to a large extent how the IOC will handle the escalating controversy about human rights.


 
August 11, 2013 Ottawa Citizen
Bruce Kidd on boycotts and the Olympic Games
(reprint from news.utoronto.ca)



Professor Bruce Kidd explains the complexity of what a boycott of the Sochi Olympics could mean for human rights.
 
August 9, 2013  Guelph Mercury
Women’s tennis comes in all different shapes, sizes 
Professor Greg Wells explains why athletes with varying body types can excel in tennis.



 
August 7, 2013 University Affairs
U of T professor takes her meetings for a hike outdoors
Professor Marg MacNeill discusses how walking meetings helps to break the ice, let ideas flow and improve overall health.



August 7, 2013  Toronto Star
The benefits of taking your workout outdoors go beyond fitness
Professor Greg Wells explains why outdoor activity is beneficial, both psychologically and physiologically.


 
July 29, 2013  Canada AM
(9:14)

Visiting student Mariana Boeira, supervised by Professor Scott Thomas, is interviewed as part of a feature about the Mitacs Globalink program.


 
June 26, 2013 CityNews
Binge drinking big problem in Toronto: study
 
July 23, 2013 The Star
Gym myth busters clear hurdles to health and fitness


Professor Greg Wells weighs in on common myths about exercise and fitness.
July 21, 2013 New York Times
The Greening of Canadian Campuses
The Athletic Centre's solar panels, which heat shower water, are mentioned as one of several environmentally-progressive steps Canadian universities are taking towards establishing greener campuses.


July, 2013 TedX Talks
Can We Save Sport?


Professor Doug Richards delivers a talk questioning the role of violence and injury in sport, while emphasizing the fundamental need to be physically active.


July 19, 2013 CBC News online
6 cool, quirky ways to weather the heat 
Professor Ira Jacobs advises on what foods to avoid during extremely hot weather.


 June 26, 2013 CityNews
Binge drinking big problem in Toronto: Study


Assistant manager of fitness and instruction Jill Cressy discusses alternatives to alcohol for stress relief.



June 14, 2013 CBC News online 
Surviving a long-haul swim across the Florida Straits


Professor Greg Wells discusses the intense challenges, both psychological and physical, demanded of extreme endurance athletes who attempt these record-breaking, open-water swims.
 

June 14, 2013 The Star
Stanley Cup: Triple overtime takes heavy toll on players
Professor Greg Wells explains the physiology of why NHL players are 'slower out of the gate' when playing overtime games. He also discusses the physical toll of these longer-than-normal games.


June 6, 2013 Zoomer.com
Fit to the Core 
Professor Doug Richards, director of the David L. Macintosh Sport Medicine Clinic, advises on what are the most effective exercises for the the core.

 
June 5, 2013  Global News
Experts warn of long-term risks of PEDs amid baseball controversy 


Professor Greg Wells explains the risks of taking performance-enhancing drugs, including the increased odds of getting cancer.

 
June 5, 2013 The Star
NHL players vote for mandatory visors, hybrid icing
Professor Peter Donnelly speaks about NHL attitudes and opinions related to players wearing visors on the ice to decrease the risk of eye injury. This rule will go into place next season.

 
May 29, 2013 Halifax News Net
Hundreds gather at SMU for international sport conference
A short profile of Professor Bruce Kidd who hosted a panel on how to celebrate Canadian sport in conjunction with the upcoming sesquicentennial (in 2017) at the 2013 North American Society for Sport History's 41st annual convention held in Halifax.


May 21, 2013  The Star
Olympics: Eight sports vying for single spot at 2020 Games


Professor Peter Donnelly speaks about the factors that influence what sports are added to the Olympic program.
May 9, 2013  The Commonwealth (Australia)
Q&A with former Olympian and Commonwealth sport policy adviser Professor Bruce Kidd 
Professor Bruce Kidd talks about the Commonwealth’s work to advance sport as an effective instrument for social and economic development. 


April 22, 2013  ABC online (Australia)
Call for less focus on Games' medal count


A summary of Professor Bruce Kidd's talk, at Griffith University, arguing for a return to the spirit of diversity and development at the Olympic Games.


April 18, 2013  The Star
Toronto Rush set to play in Ultimate Frisbee professional debut in city


Anita Comella, assistant dean co-curricular physical activity and sport, is featured alongside officials at the announcement that The Toronto Rush, the newest entrant in the American Ultimate Disc League, will play its eight home games, including it home-opener at on May 4, at Varsity Centre.

 
April 9, 2013 CBC.ca
Women's hockey aiming to become lifelong sport
Vicky Sunohara, head coach of the Blues women's hockey team, discusses the need to boost the number of hockey leagues available for girls.


April 1, 2013
(ongoing)
TSN.ca
Build your endurance: Run farther, faster and more easily

Professor Greg Wells explains the science behind endurance training.


 
March 5, 2013
 
The Star
99% of GTA children not getting enough exercise: study


Professor Guy Faulkner speaks about his research, just published in Chronic Diseases and Injuries in Canada,  that found almost all Toronto kids are falling short of meeting physical activity requirements.


February 19, 2013  Daily Planet
Hockey Hearts


The work of master’s student Zack Goodman is featured with a simulation of  Zack's research into heart health and recreational hockey in middle-aged men.


February 14, 2013  Committee to Protect Journalists
Repressive Hosts Tarnish the Olympic Image
Professor Bruce Kidd says that the IOC is slow and reluctant to push envelope about human rights.


February 13, 2013 
 
CBC Radio, Ontario Today 
IOC drops wrestling

Olympic coach, commentator and Blues swim head coach Byron MacDonald responds to callers and provides insight on the IOC's decision to omit wrestling from the Games. 


January 31, 2013 Daily Planet
Jay's Social Experiment: Echolocation


Professor Luc Tremblay and KPE students use the new Centre for Montor Control to explain the science of echolocation. 


January 22, 2013  The Star
Five tips for starting hot yoga during the cold winter 


Professor and Dean Ira Jacobs cautions that starting hot yoga in cold weather could increase heat stress, at least at the beginning.
January 21, 2013

National Post
Marathon Man: When to stress and when to rest during flu season 


Professor Greg Wells talks about exercise and the immune system.
January 19, 2013 
Yahoo! Sports
Rosie MacLennan: Canada’s golden girl is focused on the future
Rosie MacLennan, Olympic gold medalist and graduate student at the Faculty, talks about how her life has changed since winning Canada's only gold in London and her plans for the future.


January 18, 2013  Global News Toronto
Lance Armstrong case (clip offline) 
Professor Greg Wells provides insight on some of the performance-enhancing drugs that defamed cyclist Lance Armstrong recently admitted to using.

 
January 14, 2013 NBC Sports
Rays minor leaguer David Wendt suspended 50 games
David Wendt, a Double-A catcher in the Rays’ farm system, has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for Methylhexaneamine. Professor Greg Wells  provides an explanation of the drug, saying "it’s only slightly more powerful than a cup of coffee."


January 10, 2013 The Star
Just Dance 4 is a bestseller but is it a workout too? 
Experts from Active Healthy Kids Canada and Participaction recently released a statement that came out against so-called active videogames. Professor Guy Faulkner says the games can help children work towards their minimum physical activity requirements, but points out that the novelty of these games often wears-off quickly. Professor and Dean Ira Jacobs cautions against making a blanket statement about the new phenomenon, saying there are possible health benefits.


January 8, 2013 Canada.com
Celebrate local heroes when Canada turns 150, says Olympic gold medallist Rosie MacLennan

Rosie MacLennan, Olympic gold medalist and graduate student at the Faculty, shares her thoughts on who should be honoured when Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary of Confederation, now less than five years away.


January 1, 2013 The Star
700 daily walks and counting: Your New Year’s resolution success stories 
Professor Greg Wells provides insight on the benefiting of including short bouts of daily physical activity into your day.


December 28, 2012  The Star 
U of T student studies hockey heart attacks for old-timers

Professor Jack Goodman and his son, master's student Zack Goodman discuss a study that is looking at heart health in pick-up players.


December 4, 2012

CBC's Metro Morning
Walking your kids to school

A segment profiling a family who walks to school together, highlighting the benefits of active school travel with a mention of the Faculty's upcoming free, public symposium: What Happened to Walking? Encouraging active school travel in Toronto


December 3, 2012

National Post
Marathon Man: Greg Wells, author of Superbodies, on finding his own fragility

A profile of Professor Greg Wells with insight from Professor Jack Goodman. The article explains how stress, too little sleep and competing priorities can make people ill, in particular during the holidays, pointing to Wells as an example.


December 2, 2012

The Varsity
Sacrifice to succeed

Blues hockey player Kevin Deagle writes an op-ed piece about the need to revisit the current sports model at U of T.


November 29, 2012
Global News Toronto

Concussions in women's university hockey (21:15)

Head coach of the Blues women's hockey team Vicky Sunohara speaks about the level of contact in women's university hockey in response to one study that found women experience more concussions in university hockey than men.


November 27, 2012
Q with Gian Ghomeshi on CBC Radio
Boys and Body Image

Professor Michael Atkinson joins a discussion about the growing pressure on boys to build muscle, bulk up, slim down.


November 26, 2012

The Star
Grey Cup: Coaches Milanovich, Hufnagel keep it simple in pre-Cup speeches

Professor Gretchen Kerr provides insight on how to best prepare athletes for high pressure competition, like Sunday's Grey Cup game.



November 9, 2012 

Global News Toronto
Sitting for prolonged periods is unhealthy

Professor Guy Faulkner discusses  techniques to help desk-bound workers counter the negative effects of prolonged sitting, including walking meetings and a software program that forces the user to take time away from the computer.


November 8, 2012 CityTV News
Video game used to combat childhood obesity

Michelle Brownrigg, director of physical activity and equity, discusses the findings from a pilot study that evaluated whether connecting a video game and physical activity could motivate kids to get moving. 

November 6, 2012
CTV News Toronto
How can a gruelling political campaign impact a politician's health?



Professor Greg Wells talks about the physical stresses of the political campaign and how the candidates cope with being, as Wells calls them, "corporate athletes."


November 5, 2012      The Star
Pan Am Games: U of T field hockey centre reflects grassroots growth
A profile of some of the athletes who will benefit from U of T's new field hockey facilities, which will be built for the Pan Am 2015 Games  and recreational sport at U of T.

 
October 31, 2012

Globe and Mail
Glory days here again for UofT Varsity Blues?


Head coach of the Blues men's hockey team Darren Lowe discusses why his team this year is the best he's had in a while, having cracked the CIS top 10 this week for the first time since 2004.


October 12, 2012
The Star
Toronto marathon: The hardships and highlights of running 42 km


Professor Greg Wells talks about the various components that lead to a successful marathon race including breathing properly, remaining calm and staying fueled and hydrated.

 
October 10, 2012   

Yahoo News
Fallout from Lance Armstrong drug scandal could have collateral damage on Canadian cycling

Professor Bruce Kidd expresses concern that government bodies who invest in cycling may now hesitate given the recent controversy and that these supporters may think the sport is "corrupt and drug-ridden at every level."

October 8, 2012

The National (website)
Noisy and powerful debate happening on court and off in tennis

Professor Doug Richards speaks about how grunting in tennis can impact play.
September 18, 2012 The Star
Blue Jays’ Yunel Escobar to address homophobic slur

Professor Bruce Kidd speaks about the homophobic slur written across the eye black of Blues Jays players Yunel Escobar. Kidd says it's important to "turn this into a teachable moment for the player, for the team, for Blue Jays fans and North American sports culture."


September 12, 2012 The Globe and Mail
Triathlon Canada to investigate why Findlay’s anemia went undetected

Professor Greg Wells discusses the case of Olympic triathlete Paula Findlay, saying "if [her] levels were low during the Olympics, that would have been, frankly, a major oversight on whoever her sports science and sports medicine team was at the time."

September 5, 2012
Global New Toronto
Football players and brain injury

Professor Doug Richards discusses concussion prevention and education in a story reporting on a new study connecting hits to the head in football with neurodegenerative diseases later in life.

September 3, 2012  The Montreal Gazette
Wearing fitness on your sleeve
Professor Catherine Sabiston explains why wearing devices that monitor physical activity-related goals can be an effective way to achieve and maintain fitness.


September 1, 2012 The Hamilton Spectator 
And then the cheering stopped

Professor Gretchen Kerr speaks about the struggles pro athletes often face when they transition out of competition.

August 30, 2012     The Star
Methylhexaneamine: What exactly is the drug that Toronto Blue Jays prospect Marcus Stroman tested positive for?
Professor Greg Wells weighs in on MLB decision to ban Jays prospect Marcus Stroman from 50 games for testing positive for methylhexaneamine, saying the stimulant is only slightly more powerful than a strong cup of coffee.


August 18, 2012
The Star
After the Games, many athletes experience a kind “Post Olympic Stress Disorder

Professor Gretchen Kerr discusses the physical, psychological, emotional and social struggles some athletes face after the Olympics end.


August 9, 2012

The Epoch Times
Hosting Olympics Can Rejuvenate Or Drain a City

Professor Bruce Kidd discusses how the city of London may benefit from hosting these Games and cites examples of financial, environmental and infrastructure problems that arise for some cities after hosting the Olympics.

August 4, 2012 The National Post

We’re No. 11! or 20! or 27!: How countries can tally Olympic medal totals to give themselves a boost

Professor Bruce Kidd explains why there is a disparity between various countries' Olympic medal tallies.

July 28, 2012

The Times of India
High Hoops (by Professor Bruce Kidd)

Professor Bruce Kidd writes a piece questioning what has happened to 'Olympism' - the founding principle of the modern Games.  Kidd says the Games were originally, and primarily, seen as a means to personal and societal development and peace. He says that today, the urgency to build facilities, tally medals and earn sponsorship has overshadowed this principle.


July 27, 2012

The National Post
The Anatomy of a Sprinter

Professor Greg Wells explains how Usain Bolt's muscle fibres and motor patterns have been trained to optimize his talents on the track.

July 27, 2012

CBC radio - Metro Morning
Coaching

Varsity Blues swimming coach Byron MacDonald talks about the pressure Olympians feel and why swimmers do not participate in the opening ceremonies.


July 26, 2012
Vancouver Sun
Bolt comes to London with something to prove
Professor Greg Wells discusses the ever-increasing expectations for physical extremes placed on exceptional Olympians like Usain Bolt.


July 26, 2012 The Atlantic
For Montreal, Memories of the Olympics Boondoggle Remain


Professor Bruce Kidd reflects on the Montreal Olympics and its impact on the city in the short and longer term.
July 26, 2012
Global News
Canada’s medal count at Olympics may be a let-down after Vancouver's record haul

Professor Greg Wells discusses the likely difference between the medal count at the Vancouver and these London Games.

July 24, 2012

The Star
London 2012: The medical technique that could help Olympic athletes win gold


Professor Greg Wells explains how a technique used to help heart attack victims can benefit high performance athletes. It has been part of Team Canada's training leading up to, but not at, these Games.


July 23, 2012         The Star
Turning Canada's Olympic success into increased participation in sports
Professor Peter Donnelly discusses how the Olympics could be better used as an opportunity to increase sport participation in the general population.

 
July 19, 2012      

The Star
Sports drinks, supplements, sneakers may do little to help performance 

Professor Greg Wells speaks that this British research and finding on how sports drinks, supplements and sneakers don't necessarily improve performance, is consistent for the Canadian audience as well. 

July 17, 2012        

Global Toronto
How the body reacts to extreme heat
 

Professor Ira Jacobs, dean of the Faculty, speaks about how the body develops more heat activated sweat glands in extreme temperatures.

July 16, 2012

The Star and Metro News
Extreme heat changes human body into a sweating machine

Professor Ira Jacobs, dean of the Faculty, speaks about how the body's sweat glands respond in extreme heat.

 
July 4, 2012 The Star
Bookkeeper mom on pace to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks

Blues track and field head coach Carl Georgevski  provides insight on the possible risks for injury that could face a woman who's aiming to run 52 marathons in a year to raise money for pancreatic cancer.
 

July 2012             

Investment Executive (magazine)
Can exercising be bad for you?

Professor Jack Goodman provides insight on the required dosage of vigorous physical activity most of us require and makes recommendations on how to avoid overexertion and the negative effects of intense cardiovascualr exercise.

 
July 3, 2012 

Globe and Mail
Clock is ticking for officials to firm up PanAm Games Venues

Professor Bruce Kidd and Anita Comella, assistant dean of co-curricular physical activity and sport, speak about the need for PanAm organizers to solidify plans for the Games which are just three years away.

June 24, 2012

The Star
Online game powered by children’s exercise

Michelle Brownrigg, director of physical activity and equity, speaks about Gogoyu, a pilot project she helped to spearhead that connects kids' online gaming habits with physical activity.


June 22, 2012  

CBC
Britain considers barring Syrian Olympic official 
 

Professor Bruce Kidd speaks about reports out of Britain saying government officials there won't allow the head of Syria's Olympic Committee to attend the upcoming Games and the connections between sports and politics.

  
June 22, 2012        The Star
London 2012: Olympic hopeful Rosie MacLennan learned to trampoline as a kid sister
A profile of London-bound trampoline athlete, and recent Faculty graduate, Rosie MacLennan.



June 21, 2012        The Star
Getting naked is the secret to beating the heat, says Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park owner

Professor Ira Jacobs , dean of the Faculty, says there may be some scientific truth to a Toronto nudist's belief that going without clothes can help to keep you cool during an extreme heatwave. 


June 20, 2012       

The Star
Johns Hopkins study says straight arm front crawl a faster stroke for swimmers

Blues swimming head coach Byron MacDonald comments on a study out of John Hopkins University that found  swimming front crawl with straight arms is a faster technique than using bent arms.


June 18, 2012       

The Star
Toronto schools fall short on daily physical activity, study finds

Faculty post-doctoral fellow and BEAT researcher Michelle Stone discusses her research findings that elementary school students are not meeting Ontario's physical activity guidelines.


June 17, 2012
New York Times
Sex Verification: You Say You’re a Woman? That Should Be Enough
Professor Bruce Kidd speaks out against the IOC's new policy governing sex verification which is expected to ban women with naturally high testosterone levels. Kidd says we need to protect athletes’ rights to bodily integrity, privacy and self-identification.


June 16, 2012

London Community News
Seeking solutions to body image issues for boys 

Professor Mike Atkinson speaks about how adolescent boys are struggling with body image issues and increasingly avoiding physical education.


June 12, 2012       

The Star
Change your workout routine to improve your fitness level

Professor Scott Thomas explains why it's important for seasoned exercisers to diversify their routines in order to continue to build strength and fitness levels.


June 8, 2012  The Star
Toronto Olympics? Council looks at 2024 bid
Professor Bruce Kidd discusses the possibility of Toronto making a bid for the 2024 Olympics, saying the city isn't ready for such a challenge.


June 8, 2012

The Star
Olympics struggle with ‘policing femininity’

Article also referenced on:
The Atlantic Wire 
Jezebel


Professor Bruce Kidd speaks out about the new rule imposed by the International Association of Athletics Federations stating that for a woman to compete, her testosterone must not exceed the male threshold. Kidd says the rule is based on patriarchy and prejudice.

June 5, 2012 
          
Global News
FIFA decries abuse of painkillers
Medical director of the David L. MacIntosh Sport Medicine Clinic, Professor Doug Richards discusses painkiller abuse in high-performance sport, in response to FIFA's recent condemnation its athletes overusing non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) before games.


June 4, 2012
The Star
Tips on keeping your midsection toned
Athletic Centre personal trainer Douglas Rosa discusses why it's often difficult to tone our midsections and reviews the basic steps people can take to keep the stomach area healthy.


May 31, 2012

The Star
Argos give Varsity Blues quarterback the chance of a lifetime

Varsity Blues quarterback Richard Quittenton is profiled for getting the chance of a lifetime to experience a pro football camp with the Toronto Argos at their rookie camp.


May 30, 2012       

The National Post
Stride science: Learning how the body works during a run holds injury insight

Professor Greg Wells discusses the cardiovascular benefits of running and how our body adapts to the high-impact exercise.

May 27, 2012 The Globe and Mail
Hesjedal conquers the Giro as Canada rides into cycling contention
Professor Bruce Kidd points out that Ryder Hesjeda's historic win at the Giro d’Italia is not enough to lead to other wins in cycling, saying support systems – urban cycling plans, coaching, science, amateur clubs – have to be improved or this moment will pass.


May 27, 2012

The Globe and Mail
Tights with instructions?

Professor Greg Wells provides insight on the performance and recovery claims associated with new compression shorts.


May 25, 2012
The Guardian
50 stunning Olympic moments
Professor Bruce Kidd comments in an article reflecting on the 1988 Games when Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson tested positive for steroid use after winning gold.


May 25, 2012 The Globe and Mail

High jump hits low point as Ontario schools consider ban

 

Director of U of T's Centre for Sport Policy Professor Peter Donnelly critiques the recent controversy related to the decision by some Ontario schools to put a moratorium on high jump out of concerns relating to safety.


May 24, 2012

The Globe and Mail
Sensors woven into this shirt could save lives

 
Professor Greg Wells  discusses the potential health and performance-monitoring benefits of having sensors sewn right into athletes' clothes.


May 11, 2012
The Globe and Mail
Clustered venues for PanAm Games a win for tourism and traffic


U of T's Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport is included as part of a "new venue plan" for the 2015 Pan Am Games to be held in Toronto.


May 10, 20

The National Post
CFL’s last draft pick thrives on adversity

 

A summary of Varsity Blues linebacker Wilkerson DeSouza's intense training as he prepares to join the Calgary Stampeders. Blues head coach Greg Gary says DeSouza is ready for the next level.


May 10, 2012

London Free Press
High jumpers clear the bar in London

Director of U of T's Centre for Sport Policy Professor Peter Donnelly and Blues track and field head coach Carl Georgevski discuss the recent controversy over banning high jump in London-area schools.


May 9, 2012
The Vancouver Sun
Kids' physical activity helps power online game in fitness pilot project
Michelle Brownrigg, director of physical education and equity, discusses whether screen time could be a motivator for everyday physical activity in relation to a new pilot project.


May 4, 2012 Prince Albert Daily Herald
Harry Jerome: Canadian track hero
Professor Bruce Kidd reflects on meeting fellow runner Harry Jerome. Jerome is being inducted into the Canada Athletics hall of fame in memorium in the class of 2012.


May 4, 2012

The Globe and Mail
Building a community of runners in Guelph


Professor Bruce Kidd says the idea of the lonely long distance runner is a myth.

May 4, 2012
Toronto Observer
Head shots changing the face of women’s hockey

Captain of the University of Toronto women’s hockey team Karolina Urban discusses concussions and head shots in women's hockey.


May 3, 2012
Postcity.com
Gold Medal Medicine
Professor Bruce Kidd is interviewed as "Canada's top physical education expert' on various topics from yoga at the Olympics, to the "Own the Podium" program.


May 2, 2012

The Star
PHOTO: Boxer gets up despite devastating punch

Medical director of the David L. MacIntosh Sport Medicine Clinic, Professor Doug Richards explains that the human face is actually more elastic than most people think. His comments were in response to the headline-grabbing photo that captured the warped-looking face of a heavy-weight boxer receiving a hard punch.


May 1, 2012      Digital Journal
CCA develops first virtual world powered exclusively by kids' real world activity


Michelle Brownrigg, director of physical education and equity, discusses whether screen time could be a motivator for everyday physical activity.


April 27, 2012

Globe and Mail
The case for killing the competition

Director of U of T's Centre for Sport Policy Professor Peter Donnelly  discusses a long-term athlete development model in the context of the upcoming Olympics.


April 24, 2012
The Peterborough Examiner
Local therapist heads to Olympics
Andrea Prieur, head therapist at the Faculty's sport medicine clinic, shares her excitement about working at the London Olympics this summer.


April 23, 2012

The Star
Robert Kennedy was a trailblazer in the fitness industry

Professor Marg MacNeill reflects on the career of late fitness advocate and expert Robert Kennedy and his commitment to Canadian research.


April 22, 2012

Globe and Mail
Are women avoiding exercise because of the gym’s change room?

Professor Caroline Fusco speaks about privacy in women's change rooms and the spectrum of experiences women have in locker room environments.





April 18, 2012
Yahoo! Canada
Exercise makes us choose healthier options…well, for most of us


Professor Guy Faulkner says that fit, active people tend to have healthier diets and lifestyles.
April 5, 2012

The Star 
Olympic training about more than sport, expert panel says

A summary of the the topics and speakers from the last Faculty symposium which examined what it takes to get to the Olympic Games.
 

April 4, 2012

Canadian Running
Running Diet - Runner’s Pasta Recipe

Professor Greg Wells discusses how nutrition choices impact running performance.


April 2, 2012 The New Civil Rights Movement
Are The Sports World’s Anti-Homophobia Campaigns Eradicating Homophobia In Sports?

Professor Caroline Fusco discusses notions of masculinity in mainstream sport and weighs-in on recent anti-homophobia campaigns, like Brian and Patrick Burke’s You Can Play initiative.

March 13, 2012

The Star
Don Cherry has it wrong: more hits equals less scoring in hockey, study says

Head coach of the Blues men's hockey team Darren Lowe comments on a recent study that found fewer hits are an indicator of increased goal-scoring rates.


March 12, 2012

Omni News South Asian Edition
TSN Twitter controversy

Director of U of T's Centre for Sport Policy Professor Peter Donnelly speaks about the racist Twitter made by some TSN viewers in response to the ethnicity of two anchors on the network.

March, 2012

Travel to Wellness
Can physical activity help fight preventable diseases?

A summary of the the topics and speakers from the last Faculty-sponsored symposium which examined the role physical activity can plan in maintaining mental and physical health.


February 29, 2012

The Toronto Observer
Trampoline teammates bound for London Olympics

Standout trampoline athlete Rosie MacLennan, who graduated from the Faculty in November 2011, is training  for the 2012 London Olympics.


February 23, 2012 

Inside the Games
Markham unveils plans for Pan American Games Centre for Toronto 2015

Professor Bruce Kidd discusses the role that Markham's Pam Am facilities will play in athlete and community development.

 
February 22, 2012    The Star
FIFA hopes a handshake will improve soccer’s image and sportsmanship
 

Director of U of T's Centre for Sport Policy Professor Peter Donnelly talks about the need for more sportsmanship in major league sports. 

February 6, 2012

The Star
Harvard University study: Sharkskin swimsuits don’t mimic fish’s swimming ability

Blues swimming head coach Byron MacDonald comments on a Harvard study that found 'sharkskin' swimsuits don't improve performance times.  


February 6, 2012 The Star 
High school track stars being offered whole new challenge 

Head track and field coach Carl Georgevski comments on the planned Nike High School Grand Prix (to be held at Varsity Centre) and how it will help to foster hidden, emerging talent in the world of track and field.

Feburary 6, 2012     The Star

Could the New York Giants’ Ahmad Bradshaw have stopped himself?

Professor Greg Wells discusses the role that 'motor programming' played in the awkward end to Super Bowl 46.
February 3, 2012                     

The Star
Are hefty NFLers like Vince Wilfork real athletes?

Many NFL players weigh well over 300 lbs, making many question just how they rank as high performance athletes. Professor Greg Wells admits that he never used to consider NFL athletes world-class. But once he observed their skills more closely, he was suprised and impressed that despite their massive size, they have  ample agility, power and skill.


February 2, 2012 

Uptown
You don't run like a girl

Professor Bruce Kidd was invited to Winnipeg by the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics where he spoke out against gender testing in sport, specifically pointing to the case of Olympian Caster Semenya.


February 2, 2012 Running Canada
Olympian wants gender testing banned

Professor Bruce Kidd says Canada should publicly declare its opposition to gender testing in sport before the London Games this summer.


January 31, 2012    

The Rick Mercer Report (CBC) 
Rick and Olympic Trampolining

Mercer pays Olympian Rosie MacLennan and her teammates a visit to learn about their sport, talk about their successes to date and the upcoming London Games.


January 18, 2012
             
Daily Commercial News
University of Toronto to build $58-million Goldring Centre for sports

Dean Ira Jacobs speaks about the gaps that the Goldring Centre for High Performace Sport will fill in the field of sports science and research in Canada. The article summarizes the construction and design plans for the $58 million project.

Winter 2012 

Breakout magazine
Mix it up (p.28)

Professor Greg Wells writes an article about the benefits of "adding complexity" to regular workouts.

January 11, 2012

Barrie Advance
Skier in coma after fall

Medical director of the David L. MacIntosh Sport Medicine Clinic, Professor Doug Richards speaks about the concussion risks associated with skiing.


January 9, 2012

Global News
Brian Burke's pro-fighting stance isn't shared by most, hockey experts say

Director of U of T's Centre for Sport Policy Professor Peter Donnelly reacts to Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke's suggestion that removing enforcers from the game will lead to more injuries. Donnelly says that while fighting is still engrained in hockey culture, the league needs to better protect players with tougher enforcement and sanctions.


January 8, 2012

Chronicle Herald
Canada loves its outdoor hockey

Professor Bruce Kidd's book, The Death of Hockey, is referenced for insight into Canada's love for playing the sport outdoors during the winter months.

January 6, 2012
 

Canoe-Slam! Sports
Minor sports injuries may impact brain -- study

Dr. Michael Hutchison, of the Faculty's concussion research group, speaks about the group's findings that connect minor, non-head injuries with brain test results more commonly associated with concussion.

January 3, 2012

Christian Science Monitor
Teaching on the run


 

Professor Greg Wells led the health, education, and nutrition unit for an innovative, out-of-the-classroom experience that transports high school students from Canada, US and England to India's Thar desert for an educational expedition that includes a 100 mile run. Wells discusses the physiological demands of the experience.


December 13, 2011

CBC Radio
World Report

Medical director of the David L. MacIntosh Sport Medicine Clinic, Professor Doug Richards speaks about the decision to again bench Sidney Crosby due to recurring concussion-related symptoms.


December 7, 2011

The Star
Colby Armstrong a week away from playing for Maple Leafs

Medical director of the David L. MacIntosh Sport Medicine Clinic, Professor Doug Richards and clinic head therapist Andrea Prieur comment on Leafs hockey player Colby Armstrong's ankle injury and his recovery period.


Winter 2011

Coaches Plan
Athlete centred-coaching: what does it mean to you?

Faculty lecturere Karlene Headley-Cooper speaks about her graduate research focus and her experiences related to athlete-centred coaching.

December 5, 2011

La Première Chaîne de Radio-Canada
Compressions et activité physique

 

Professor Luc Tremblay speaks about proposed budget cuts at Toronto City Hall and the potential impacts on physical activity levels if pools and arenas limit their hours.
December 5, 2011 CBC Radio, several programs, including Metro Morning and The World at Six Director of U of T's Centre for Sport Policy Professor Peter Donnelly and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education  Professor Gretchen Kerr speak about the systems in place to monitor harassment and abuse in sport organizations (in response to the Penn State scandal).


December 1, 2011

Globe and Mail
Courting kabaddi, politicians play a dangerous game

Professor Bruce Kidd says it’s commendable that politicians are giving profile to sports, like Kabaddi, that are outside the monoculture of Euro-Canadian sports.

November 23, 2011

The Fan 590, The Jeff Blair Show w/ Sammut

 

 

Professor Greg Wells discusses Sidney Crosby's return-to-play process. He emphasizes how Crosby's high-profile injury has improved public awareness of  the dangers surrounding, and the risks associated with, concussions in hockey.


November 21, 2011      Canada AM 
Sidney Crobsy back on the ice

Professor Greg Wells talks to Seamus O'Regan about Sidney Crosby's long-awaited return to hockey.  Wells outlines emerging research on how the brain changes during concussion and why return-to-play guidelines are so important.

November 18, 2011

CBC Radio, BC All Points West

Director of U of T's Centre for Sport Policy Professor Peter Donnelly speaks about the Manchester United soccer club's decision to recruit a five-year-old player (the youngest person ever to train with their youth team).


November 11, 2011

 

The Star
New U of T centre to be a lab for elite sports

Dean Ira Jacobs and Professor Bruce Kidd discuss the vision behind the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.


November 8, 2011

The Star
U of T celebrates football’s foundation

Paul Carson, former U of T sports information director, discusses the origins of football at U of T and the top players from its early days.

November 7, 2011

TSN, That's Hockey
A serious issue

 

Dr. Michael Hutchison, of the Faculty's concussion research group, spoke at the a public symposium about concussions in minor hockey. Experts emphasized the need for parents and coaches to exercise specific return-to-play guidelines when young athletes are concussed.

November 6, 2011 The Fan 590, Sunday Morning with David Grossman
(Sunday Morning with David Grossman)



Dean Ira Jacobs discusses the Faculty's need to pursue cutting-edge sport science research and the role that the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport will play in achieving this goal. Jacobs also discusses how the venue will be used during the PanAm Games in 2015.

November 2, 2011

 

Guelph Mercury
Neck bands may prevent concussions

Dean Ira Jacobs discusses and critiques the the use of neck devices to prevent concussions in hockey.
 

November 2, 2011

The Star
Beer mile is a way of blowing off, among other things, steam

Professor Jack Goodman explains the "euphoria" runners feel when they participate in the "Beer Mile" race.


October 31, 2011

Macleans.ca
Good news and bad news for women in varsity sports

A discussion of the recent findings from the Faculty's Centre for Sport Policy Studies about gender equity in Canadian varsity sport.


October 30, 2011

 

CBC's The National
Is Toronto ready to host the Pan Am games?

Professor Bruce Kidd discusses the investment required to make the Pan Am games successful. He also talks about the long-term impact the games will have on Toronto.

October 30, 2011

The Globe and Mail
Is this the world's toughest workout?

Ranka van Voorst, assistant manager of strength and conditioning at the Athletic Centre and trainer Douglas Rosa weigh in on the increasingly-popular "CrossFit" workout programs.


October 28, 2011

 

cbc.ca
Can Toronto be a worthy Pan Am host?

Professor Bruce Kidd discusses Toronto's sports facilities and its level of preparedness to host the Pan Am Games in 2015.

October 14, 2011

The Star
The stakes are high in Toronto’s race to the Games

Professor Bruce Kidd  talks about the connection between Toronto's unsuccessful Olympic bids, investment in sport infrastructure in the context of the upcoming Pan Am Games.



September 29, 2011 Xtra
Gay hockey league calls for ban on homophobia in NHL
Professor Caroline Fusco calls for more leadership from politicians and officials to change homophobic attitudes that are still common in many sports environments.


September 27, 2011 Postmedia News
Canadian life expectancy nears 81, but North lags behind
Professor Jack Goodman weighs in on why Canadians are steadily living longer, saying medical advancements and healthier lifestyles are paving the way for greater longevity.

 
September 25, 2011

London Free Press
Witnesses sought

Vancouver Sun
Sport must embrace diversity: Hockey Canada

Director of U of T's Centre for Sport Policy Professor Peter Donnelly calls for changes in the NHL ,and to hockey culture in general, in reaction to the racist actions against Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds at an exhibition game in London, Ontario. The incident made headlines across North America.


September 22, 2011

Sports Illustrated
Sport saves the world

Professor Bruce Kidd provides a critque of sport for development movements and positive changes in some organizations that have moved away from a top-down approach.

September 17- 20, 2011

Various outlets, including:

Globe and Mail
Mental illness often a byproduct of concussions

The Star
First period most dangerous for NHLers, concussion study finds

Toronto Sun
Hockey concussions more likely in the first period: Study

Boston Globe
Concussion study to be presented


Dr. Michael Hutchison, of the Faculty's concussion research group, is referenced as an expert and speaker at the recent conference, "OuCH! Outcomes following Concussion in Hockey."  Blues hockey player Karoline Urban also spoke at the conference and gave a first-hand account of dealing with the injury.

 

September 14, 2011 Times & Transcript

NBers optimistic about fixing obesity epidemic

Professor Guy Faulkner discusses the complexities of physical activity promotion interventions as a means of combating obesity.
September 9, 2011
Globe and Mail
Why a family grieving 9/11 turned to sport for comfort

Director of U of T's Centre for Sport Policy Professor Peter Donnelly speaks about the role sport played reflecting and rebuilding after September 11th.


September 4, 2011 Sportsnet radio FAN 590 Toronto
Hazing in schools

Director of U of T's Centre for Sports Policy Professor Peter Donnelly discusses the prevalence of hazing in universities and the changing pressures on athletes.

August 29, 2011

CityTV News Toronto
U of T football team gearing up for new season

Varsity Blues head coach Greg Gary discusses the football team's game plan for his first year at the helm.
August 16, 2011

The Star
Will fasting slow down Muslim Olympians?


Professor Greg Wells discusses whether Muslim Olympians will be at a disadvantage since the 2012 Games fall seven days after the holy month of Ramadan, and the tradition of daytime fasting, begins.

August 12, 2011 Canada AM
Gruelling sport: Tennis
Professor Greg Wells discusses how tennis has evolved to become more physically demanding. He discusses the  techniques and equipment top players are using to improve their game, specifically in the Rogers Cup semi-final matches.


August 9, 2011

 

National Post
They're going the distance (and so can you!)

Professor Greg Wells discusses how extreme marathoners are making average recreational runners re-examine how far they can push themselves.

July 28, 2011

 

Reuters Health
Non-head injuries may impact thinking skills: study

Researcher Michael Hutchison, PhD, of the Faculty's Concussion Program, discusses recent findings that suggest athletes with musculoskeletal injury present cognitive impairment similar to that which is typical of concussed athletes.

Jul 23-31, 2011   CBC       
Ongoing     

Head swim coach Byron MacDonald provided the CBC commentary for the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, China.

July 23, 2011

The Star
For aging athletes, strength is meaningless without power

Professor Greg Wells weights in on whether or not there is a connection between aging and deteriorating athletic performance.

Summer 2011

U of T Magazine
Don't discourage exercise

Professors Scott Thomas and Doug Richards write a critique of an article that linked strenuous exercise with dementia in women, published in the Spring 2011 issue of the magazine.

July 21, 2011

CBC Online
Athletes beat the heat for training

Professor Greg Wells discusses how athletes adapt to extreme temperatures.

July 21, 2011

CBC The National
Life-saving sweat

Professor Greg Wells talks about the key role that sweating plays in keeping athletes (and everyone) cool during the city's unusual heat wave. He's joined by Blues athlete Hilary Bell.

 July 15, 2011

The Star
A summer camp that heals the heart

PhD candidate Fiona Moola talks about her inspiring experiences volunteering at Camp Oki: a week-long summer camp that provides children with congenital heart disease a rare chance to get away from the medical environment.

 July 10, 2011

The Star
Liberals invest $22.5 million in new U of T athletics centre

The Ontario government invests in the Goldring Centre.

 May 26, 2011

CBC Online
The struggle for sport

Scott Russell summarizes issues addressed at the the Faculty symposium, Game Misconduct: Violence, Abuse and Young Athletes.

 May 22, 2011

The Star
Sports concussions discussed as part of ‘culture of violence’

Blues hockey player Andrew Kizito talks about the growing awareness of concussions in sport.  The Faculty symposium, "Game Misconduct: Violence, Abuse and Young Athletes" is mentioned.