Graduate Seminar Series

The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies is an interdisciplinary department that aims to promote diverse scholarship on human movement, health, and well-being. The SKHS graduate programs play a crucial part in fulfilling the School’s interdisciplinary mission as graduate students and faculty produce a breath of research showing the interconnectedness of different intellectual approaches and fields of study. The Graduate Seminar Series is a unique opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to celebrate the vast scope of our

program and to advance the multi-disciplinary conversation across research fields, groups, and labs.


Full-time master’s students (years 1-2) and full-time doctoral students (years 1-4) are required to attend a minimum of 80% of the sessions each year. 

2023-2024 Graduate Seminar Schedule

Note: all SKHS staff and students will receive an email invitation to these sessions with information about the time and location of the sessions. 

September 13, 2023 – SKHS Graduate Seminar Committee will introduce the structure of the series for 2023-2024. 

October 18, 2023 – Dr. Courtney M. Cox, University of Oregon, will present her book project, Double Crossover: Gender, Politics, and Performance in Basketball, which considers how Black women and non-binary athletes maneuver through the global sports-media complex. 

November 1, 2023 – Dr. Jennifer Turnnidge, Queen’s University, received her PhD in Sports Psychology from SKHS. She will present her research in coaching and behaviour, as well as her journey from the SKHS graduate program to her current role as a Health Education Researcher & Consultant with the Office of Professional Development and Educational Scholarship at Queen’s.  

December 6, 2023 – Elaine Power, Smanatha King, Mary Louise Adams, SKHS will present Violence and Safety on Campus: Historical Roots and Contemporary Contexts. Following the targeted stabbing of a faculty member and two students in a Gender Issues course at Waterloo in the summer of 2023, we will consider how to ensure the safety of instructors, TAs, students and staff. 

January 31, 2024 – Gerome Manson, SKHS will present “The Way You Move”: Investigating the sensory contributions to action, perception, and learning. 

February 28, 2024 – Christopher DeLuca, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University will present research on artificial intelligence and pedagogy. 

March 27, 2024 – Mahadeo Sukhai, Vice President of Research for the Canadian Institute for the Blind will offer insights as the lead of a research program focused on social determinants of health and inclusion for people living with sight loss in Canada. 

April 17 – Jeffrey Wammes, Department of Psychology, Queen’s University will introduce their research on the relationship between learning, experience and the shaping of memory. Jeffrey’s research considers the costs of divided attention, the benefits of active learning tasks, and the changes in patterns of brain activity elicited by regularities in our environment.