|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 |
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 |
|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
|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 |
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 |
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 |
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 || |
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
|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 || |
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 || |
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 || |
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 || |
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 || |
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 || |
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 || |
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 || |
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 || |
Olympics struggle with ‘policing femininity’
Article also referenced on:
The Atlantic Wire
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 || |
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 |
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 |
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 || |
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 || |
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 || |
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 |
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 || |
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 || |
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 || |
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 || |
Mix it up (p.28)
Professor Greg Wells writes an article about the benefits of "adding complexity" to regular workouts.
|January 11, 2012 || |
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 || |
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 || |
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 |
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 || |
|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 || |
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 || |
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
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 || |
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
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 |
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 || |
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
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 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
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
First period most dangerous for NHLers, concussion study finds
Hockey concussions more likely in the first period: Study
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 |
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
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 |
Head swim coach Byron MacDonald provided the CBC commentary for the 2011 World Aquatics Championships in Shanghai, China.
July 23, 2011
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.
|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
Athletes beat the heat for training
Professor Greg Wells discusses how athletes adapt to extreme temperatures.
July 21, 2011
CBC The National
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
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
Liberals invest $22.5 million in new U of T athletics centre
The Ontario government invests in the Goldring Centre.
May 26, 2011
The struggle for sport
Scott Russell summarizes issues addressed at the the Faculty symposium, Game Misconduct: Violence, Abuse and Young Athletes.
May 22, 2011
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.