Symposium to spotlight activity, sport and research

By Communications Staff
September 13, 2013

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The world will be coming to Western as the university plays host to the 3rd biennial International Symposium for Collaboration in Research, Teaching and Exchange, the North American installment of the tri-universities event, Sept. 18-22, in the Arthur and Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building (HSB).

The four-day program promotes collaboration between Western, the German Sports University (GSU) in Cologne, Germany, and the School of Sport and Exercise Science and the Institute of Sport Exercise and Active Living at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. Topics include exercise physiology, active living, neuroscience, sport management, sport psychology, Olympic studies/sport history and sport coaching.

On Friday, Sept. 20, scholars from GSU and Victoria University will deliver lectures to selected graduate and undergraduate classes in the School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences.

On Saturday, Sept. 21, the Western 2013 Academic Symposium, chaired by Earl Noble, School of Kinesiology director, will feature presentations by international scholars, Western faculty and Kinesiology graduate students. Western Kinesiology professor Kevin Shoemaker, Canada Research Chair in Integrative Physiology of Exercise and Health, will deliver a keynote lecture, Exercise and Brain Health, at 11:30 a.m. in HSB 9; Canadian Olympic Committee member Gordon Peterson will deliver a second keynote lecture, Issues Facing the Modern Olympic Movement, at 3:45 p.m. in HSB 35.  

There is no registration fee for the symposium; the university community is invited to attend this free event.

The International Symposium for Collaboration in Research, Teaching and Exchange is sponsored by the Kinesiology Student Levy Fund, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Kinesiology, Visiting University Scholars Program (VUSP) and a grant from the Office of the Vice- President (Research).


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