Health & Well-being Through Physical Activity & Sport
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Volume Issue Table of Contents
Kinesiology Public Relations Message From the Dean
Laurel Rossnagel Chair Welcome Dean Rodgers
Joel Barnes MSc'
Sherry Pederson Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity
Cary Primeau BSPE' MBA' in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Tera Schneider BComm'
KinLife: Power Through Responsibility
With a circulation of
the Kinnection/Howler is Coming Full Circle: Karin Lofstrom
published twice a year in
August and January by Farewell Jim McClements
the College of Kinesiology
University of Saskatchewan What Are Fellow Graduates Up To?
The publication is available in
PDF format on the Kinesiology The Farthing Brothers
website usask ca/kinesiology
Canadian Publications Mail
Agreement Marta Erlandson & Scott Forbes
Return Undeliverable From Volunteer to Program Creator
Canadian addresses to:
College of Kinesiology Tracking The Pack &
University of Saskatchewan
Campus Drive New Youth Climbing Program
Saskatoon SK S N B
The College of Kinesiology Donors See Howler
alumni kinesiology@usask ca
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Phone: connected; the science of bodies in motion and the forces keeping
Laurel Rossnagel them connected.
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announcements, event information, key headlines and timely
IN NEWS is a new service offered by the College of
Kinesiology that will provide a monthly update on news. It will be short and to the point! The first addition will
College news, Huskie sports and Community be sent at the end of August. If you wish to get on the mailing
Programs. The update will be emailed and include brief list, let us know by emailing email@example.com.
Message From the Dean Dr Carol D Rodgers
t is my pleasure to present well-being through physical activity and sport.” The College of
I the first issue of our new
magazine - called
“Kinnection” with “Howler”
Kinesiology has an outstanding record in research, education,
and community service and is committed to continuing to
build on this record and exemplify its leadership in the
on the flip side. Based on upcoming year(s). I look forward to being an active participant
information received through in enabling us to achieve these goals.
a survey conducted last year,
we have amalgamated the The success and achievement of Kinesiology, Physical Education
publications called “In Motion” and Huskie alumni have helped to build the reputation the
and “Dog Tales” into this flip College enjoys today. And your generosity and support allows
style magazine that encom- us to maintain that reputation by providing our students with
passes stories reflecting College priorities, identifying new an outstanding education and the preparation needed to
initiatives and programs, celebrating College, student and contribute to their communities in Saskatchewan and around
alumni success, announcing events and offering program the World.
information, as well as donor news. This magazine will be
distributed to all alumni of the College of Kinesiology and This year, I plan to visit many of you in your home regions.
Huskie Athletics, friends of the College and donors to the The College, working with local alumni, will host a number of
College twice a year, in August and January.We look forward to alumni events. Please contact my office if you have questions,
hearing what you think of the new magazine. wish to assist in organizing the events, or have ideas to share -
It is also my pleasure and privilege to have been afforded the
opportunity to become a part of the College of Kinesiology and Your Kinnection to the College is important to us.We look
Huskie Athetics. I am particularly excited about the College's forward to hearing from you.
potential to be a driving force in enabling our community, our
province, and the nation, to reap the benefits of “health and Carol
Welcome Dean Rodgers
r. Carol Rodgers joined the College as Dean this July. of Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Physical
D Her PhD'89 was in exercise biochemistry from the
Univ. of Western Ontario. Her first academic appoint-
ment was in the Department of Physical Education and
Education and Health.
Carol was an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Physical
Exercise Science at Michigan State University. Education and Health and in the School of Graduate Studies
and held a cross-appointment in the Department of Physiology
In 1993, she joined the Univ. of Toronto in the Faculty of in the Faculty of Medicine at the Univ. of Toronto. She has a
Physical Education and Health. In 1999, Carol was appointed strong research record, has supervised both graduate and
Director of the Center for Girl’s and Women's Health and undergraduate students, and participated in committees at all
Physical Activity. Most recently, she was the Associate Dean levels in the academy.
Canada Research Chair in Physical
Activity in Health Promotion and
Disease Prevention Dr Larry Brawley
or older adults, the path to better Dr. Brawley noted,“I'm very fortunate that the federal and
F health and an improved quality of
life through physical activity is
often fraught with challenges and obsta-
provincial governments, the Univ. of Saskatchewan, and the
College of Kinesiology have provided me with an opportunity
that will be the highlight of my career.The Canada Research
cles - unfamiliarity, a lack of confidence, Chair award provides me with the financial support and
even pain. Developing interventions that research freedom to examine physical activity as a health
help overcome those roadblocks is central behaviour that is critical to our well being in an increasingly
to Dr. Larry Brawley's work as the new sedentary society and specifically to the well being of older
Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity in Health Promotion adults.”
and Disease Prevention at U of S.“Many seniors have never
included regular physical activity in their lives as older adults,”
explains Brawley.“Today, however, physical activity is recom-
“Many seniors have never
mended to promote their health and to prevent disease and included regular physical activity
related physical disabilities.” Unfortunately, people don't often in their lives as older adults.”
have the knowledge to manage exercise suitable for their age
and/or disability level and how to manage their lives to fit
physical activity into daily life. The Canada Research Chair award is for 7 years and is worth
about 1.9 million dollars. Beyond the salary to hire Brawley,
Dr. Brawley's research concerns the promising theoretically- there is financial support to develop and equip the new
driven interventions that help people change their behaviour Physical Activity and Health Promotion Laboratory which is
and improve their adherence. Social factors are also examined. housed in the Williams Building. Colleagues in Kinesiology and
other health units across campus will enjoy approximately
Dr. Brawley is developing interventions that equip older adults 3,800 square feet of air-conditioned space that includes recep-
with exercise programming skills and behaviour change skills tion, open testing areas, interview rooms, a small conference
that help them manage physical activity on their own and room, graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, and faculty offices
maintain this lifestyle change. Older adults, aged 60 to 85, with and storage. It is an ideal location because it allows older
and without disease have been able to complete three month adults easy access to the laboratory for Brawley's studies and
training programs and then successfully maintain their new to Dr. Phil Chillibeck's large clinical trial on resistance training
level of daily physical activity on their own. for older adult women, which is housed there.
Individuals who make successful changes not only learn how The new laboratory
often to be active and pace their effort but also how to self- will also be the
manage their lifestyle activity so that it occurs regularly. testing site for two
While this success breeds confidence and persistence, we know newly funded
little about how individuals maintain that change for years. research projects that
Therefore, understanding the self-management skills are a collaboration
necessary for maintenance is a major research theme in between new faculty
Dr. Brawley's 7 year research program. member, Dr. Nancy
Gyurcsik and her
kinesiology colleagues - Drs. Brawley, Spink and Chad. This project will
examine older adults who are effectively coping with knee osteoarthritic
pain while attempting to adhere to physical activity.The lessons learned
from older adults who cope effectively in order to exercise will be used to Power
inform future interventions.
As Director of the Physical Activity and Health Promotion Laboratory, Dr.
Brawley indicated that “Dr. Gyurcsik's project fits well into the general Responsibility
program of research for the laboratory and adds to the research program
planned for the laboratory for the next seven years.” He emphasized that group of staff and students within the
“the new facility will help further the development of graduate students in
the social-behaviour change research area who have interest in working with
older adults and are being trained through our research grants.The new
A College of Kinesiology implemented a
pilot project with students employed in
the Fitness Centre in the fall of 2004. The pro-
facility, additional faculty, growth of the Kinesiology graduate program and gram, called KIN LIFE (Leaders Initiating and
faculty success in obtaining research grants have already attracted new PhD Facilitating Excellence) is a student leadership
and MSc students with federal and university scholarships to U of S this fall initiative that will provide positive results for
term. I'm pleased to be a part of the College of Kinesiology's excitement and both our College and our students. The goal is to
energy and a part of its future as a health science unit at the Univ. of create peer run workshops, associated mentor-
Saskatchewan.” ship, educational, and reward programs that
focus on professionalism, good service, and lead-
Reunion 2007 Shaina Swidrovich, Kinesiology student, describes
it like this:“Kin Life has the ability to empower
Meet at the PAC students through responsibility. It leaves you with
a sense of accomplishment; it provides various
Sept. 14- 16, 2007 opportunities for personal growth and in the end
o you ever wonder what happened to your enriches the knowledge of those who graduate
D classmates? If so, Reunion 2007 may be just
the opportunity for you to reconnect with
friends and colleagues from your days on campus. I
from the College of Kinesiology at the U of S.”
The group facilitated several workshops on team
building, communications, and leadership in
remember the cold winter mornings, preparing banners
for games, pulling all-nighters to meet deadlines, and 2004/2005 that were extremely well received by
of course, cramming for exams! But more importantly, I recognize the our students. Sessions were provided by College
opportunity I had to learn, the lifelong friendships I made, and the excellent Faculty and Staff, leaders within the University
education I received that started me toward the career I love today. Community, alumni, and leaders from the greater
Join your friends and fellow Physical Education and Kinesiology graduates at
Reunion 2007 hosted at the Physical Activity Complex (PAC) in Saskatoon. It is hoped that the program will provide the
This will be one of the many events held in 2007 to celebrate the University’s necessary skills for our students to be not only
100th anniversary. successful as students, but also as graduates
and professionals. When the program is fully
We are looking for class representatives and volunteers to help plan the developed, graduates will walk out of this College
Reunion. Please contact me if you would like to help - alumni.kinesiology@ not only with a degree in Kinesiology but with
usask.ca. And mark these dates on your calendar! work or volunteer experience that will benefit
Dr. Nancy Burns, BA’88, BAPE’90 them throughout their lives.
Karin L Lofstrom BSPE' BEd'
Executive Director Canadian Association for the
Coming Full Circle Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity
fter Karin's 3rd year at U of S, the in sport and physical activity. CAAWS is an advocate for equity
A field hockey program was cut.
Upon finishing her Phys Ed degree,
Karin moved to the Univ. of Manitoba for
for girls and women in sport and physical activity, and pro-
motes the values of equity, inclusiveness, fairness, and respect.
one year to continue her field and ice hock- As a passionate spokesperson for CAAWS, Karin mentioned
ey activities. She then returned to “Team Spirit,” a program offering sport opportunities for
Saskatoon and learned of an internship in Aboriginal girls in 9 communities across the country. Karin is
Ottawa and applied, but heard nothing back. So Karin also interested in helping solve the problems of obesity and
completed her Education degree followed by practice teaching low physical activity levels in Canadian children.
in Bruno, Sask.Then out of the blue, a notice arrived in the mail
for that same internship. Karin applied and her career began. Over the last decade, women's sport has become much more
visible (for example, curling, golf, and hockey shown on
The internship with the Canadian Association for the television). In addition, fathers are advocating for opportunities
Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity for their daughters, as well as for their sons, in all sports.
(CAAWS) was a seven-month placement with Basketball Karin feels there is still work to be done encouraging women
Canada.That was almost 20 years ago. Karin went on to work to become leaders in sport as coaches, officials, sports
for Basketball Canada for 4 years when Jack Donohue was administrators, and volunteers - influential positions
coach. She moved on to the Canadian Figure Skating involved in decision making.
Association as National Team Coordinator from 1989-96 during
the heyday of Kurt Browning and Elvis Stojko. Reflecting on the Karin attributes her success to the transition through sport
experience of attending the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer, associations, the people she has met, the advocacy work
Norway, Karin said,“If you can't make it to the Olympics undertaken, team sport experience, good people skills, and
through your sport, prairie roots that have contributed to her open, collaborative,
it is nice to know that you can still go and con- and friendly nature. She feels Saskatchewan offers people an
tribute in another capacity.” opportunity to experience a variety of sports and to take on
leadership roles, which might not have been available in more
Karin spent a year with the Canadian populated centers - a good model for success down the road.
Interuniversity Athletic Union and was the
Chef du Mission for the 1997 Winter World Looking back to her Phys Ed days, Karin remembers her friends
University Games. After a short stint with Sport from field and ice hockey, classmates on ski trips, and great
Canada, Karin came full circle and accepted a professors. She acknowledges the wonderful female leaders
position with CAAWS as Operation Manager. and mentors at the College
such as Pat Lawson, Pat
Now Executive Director of CAAWS, Karin continues to enjoy the Jackson, and Barb Dorsey. She
challenges and opportunities, meeting a wide range of people admits
in all sports and collaborating with various organizations to being jealous of the new
including friends like Don Radcliffe-Smith (Saskatoon In facility, the Physical Activity
Motion) or Professor Karen Chad, who was a graduate student Complex, and jokingly
when Karin was attending the U of S. describes the Hanger as “the
temporary building,” but one
CAAWS was established in 1981. Its vision is to ensure that that “served us well.”Thinking back to her first internship, Karin
girls and women have access to a complete range of opportu- said,“It is interesting to think that Pat Lawson was a founding
nities and choices and have equity as participants and leaders mother of CAAWS. She probably put that brochure up on the
James (Jim) Daniel McClements
BPE ' (Manitoba) MSc ' (Alberta) PhD ' (Alberta) retired from the
Farewell Jim College of Kinesiology in December after years with the College
hen reflecting on his time at Association Member of the Year in 1997; and the Saskatoon
W the U of S, two words come to
Jim's mind - value and pride.
Jim valued being at the University because
Association Community Living Visionary Award in 1999. More
recently, Jim was the Saskatoon Sportsman of the Year in 2003;
Official of the Year for the Canadian Speed Skating Association
it offered the freedom to pursue issues he and Honorary Life Member of the Saskatoon Lions Speed
felt were important to society as well as the Skating Club in 2002. And, speaking of speed skating, Jim is
opportunity to interact with, and learn from, well known for his commitment to the sport and for sharing
young people. He was also proud to know his expertise locally, nationally and internationally. He was
and work with so many great faculty Chief Referee at 10 international speed skating World
members across campus and with students, who have gone on Championships and at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Games.
to make Saskatchewan a better place to live. Jim enjoyed his
involvement in a College and University, which prides itself on Jim has been active at both the national and local levels
making a difference and in being part of the political process serving as President of SCAPPS (chairing two conferences),
that helps the University to move forward in leaps and bounds. Chairman and President of Elmwood Residences, as well as
Some examples of his involvement include: chairing the review being a member of the Active Living Alliance for Persons with
of the Teaching and Learning Centre; reviewing the Library a Disability and the Premier's Council of Disabled. In addition,
System, the Ethical Guidelines document, and the University Jim has had many roles in sport.
Mission Statement. As a dedicated teacher, who was known for being hard but
In 1974 Jim joined the College of Physical Education as an fair, Jim taught numerous Physical Education and Kinesiology
Assistant Professor. He progressed to Associate Professor in classes over the years. He was also supervisor to 19 graduate
1975 and to full Professor in 1985. Jim also coached the students. His research was presented at conferences and
Huskies Cross Country Team to two conference championships published in journals. Jim was also involved in writing a
in 1979 and 1980. He was a Special Advisor to the Provost number of books and book chapters.
during 2002-2004 and was an active and supportive member The last word is Jim's:“When I started in the College, most
of the University community in his academic life. At his faculty were directly involved in physical activity as coaches,
retirement reception, Jim was recognized by the campus in the activity classes, intramurals, or in the community.
community for his commitment and integrity, and described Today, faculty's primary emphasis is on scholarship.This is
by Dean Faulkner as a principled and enthusiastic member of neither good nor bad; it simply describes the changes.
the College. Every faculty I shared time with over the years has made
Over the years, Jim received a number of honours including: magnificent contributions to society.These successes must
the Sask Sport Volunteer Recognition Award in 1985; nominee never be forgotten. What is important is not the emphasis
for the USSU Teaching Excellence Award in 1992/93 and but the effect the College has had on society.”
1993/94; CAHPERD Fellow in 1994; Saskatchewan Rowing
WHAT ARE FELLOW GRADUATES UP TO?
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T Send in your information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add your information. Check the website for the latest
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The Farthing Brothers
on Farthing, BSc(Kin)'99, MSc(Kin)'02 has taken an Jon and he has attended several workshops over the past few
J academic slant and brother Dan Farthing, BSPE'93 made
his mark in championship football circles. Both are grad-
uates of the College of Kinesiology, were Huskies, and have an
years on teaching development through the Gwenna Moss
Teaching & Learning Centre at the U of S. Jon's undergraduate
teaching areas include Exercise Physiology, Physical Activity
interest in fitness and health. and Health, and Research Methodology.
When asked what one of the highlights of his football career
was, Dan Farthing stated,“Sitting with my Huskie teammates
at centre field of the Skydome after winning the 1990 Vanier
Cup.We sat there for a long time... I remember that they had
even turned off the lights
and we were still in our
uniforms, soaking up all
the pride and fulfillment
that came with traveling a
journey of investing what it
took to turn that team from
a 2-6 team into a national
Jon Farthing is a true home-grown academic. He graduated champion. Little did we
from Kinesiology in 1999 after an outstanding undergraduate know that our accomplish-
career and then entered graduate studies. In 2002, he complet- ment was only the begin-
ed his MSc and will complete his PhD program this fall. During ning of the present tradition
his undergraduate days he played Huskie football and was a of a Huskie Football program
member of the 96 Vanier Cup Championship team. In the that expects to be in the
summers, Jon worked with Dan at his company, Level 10 running for the Vanier Cup
Fitness, in Regina in 2000 and 2001. each and every year.This is something of which we are all still
very, very proud.”
In July, Jon was appointed as an Assistant Professor in
Kinesiology. "This is my dream job” says Jon. “ I get to stay at Dan now owns Level 10, a fitness facility in Regina along with
home in Saskatchewan, which I'd always hoped I could do. partners Brooks Findlay (former Roughrider), Mike Sillinger
I'm close to family, which is important with 3 kids under 4 (current NHLer) and, Brooks' wife, Andrea Hoffman (former
years old, and I get to continue my current research program National Water Polo team member and sister of a former
working with the same great people.What more could a new Huskie and Rider teammate of Dan's, John Hoffman). Dan
Faculty member ask for?” Jon's wife is Danielle and their 3 noted,“As the Director of Athletic Training at Level 10, I am
children are Grace, Jude and Simon. often called upon to provide strength and conditioning
consultative service to SaskSport and to the Canadian Sport
Jon has an active research program that focuses on neurophys- Centre Saskatchewan.”
iology and neural adaptations of exercise using functional
magnetic resonance imaging. His research has application to We have often heard the accolades of Dan's sports career and
stroke rehabilitation, neuromuscular control of movement, and here are a few highlights: a member of the Holy Cross
recovery from unilateral limb immobilization or injury. Collegiate football provincial championship teams in 85 and
Delivering quality undergraduate teaching is very important to 86; a Huskie career that started in 1987 and included a trip to
the Vanier in 1989 and a return in 1990 when the Huskies won (a record still standing today), and scored 3 touchdowns among
their first Huskie Vanier Cup against Saint Mary's Huskies; his 31 receptions.
selected 2nd overall by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the
1991 Canadian Football League draft; a career with the “He was the most intelligent athlete I coached and 1 of the top
Roughriders that included a best season in 1998 with 67 5 athletes,” said Huskies Head Coach Brian Towriss.“He led by
catches; a CFL career of 384 catches for 5,108 yards and 19 example and by his demeanor, right from the get-go. He was a
touchdowns averaging 13 yards per catch; and an appearance fantastic player, a gentleman off the field, and the best student
in the 1997 Grey Cup. at the U of S.” Dan graduated in 1993 and was awarded the
President's Medal as the University's Most Outstanding
He was the only Huskie to win the Peter Gorman trophy as the Graduate.
outstanding rookie in Canadian university football. In his rookie
season, he led the nation with 759 receiving yards, set a team Dan and his wife, SueAnn have 2 daughters, Jasmine and
single-game record with 259 yards in a game against Manitoba Ella, and a baby son Theron.
t Spring Convocation,
cott Forbes (BSc(Kin) Honours with Great Distinction) was
Marta Erlandson (BSc(Kin)
Honours with Great
Distinction) was awarded the Dr.
S awarded the College of Kinesiology Dean's Medal for the
highest academic average in the 2005 Graduating Class.
Gordon Garvie Prize for most out- During high school, Scott was an elite
standing undergraduate. During her athlete in canoeing and cross-country
third year, Marta was awarded the having competed in the Canada Summer
College's Exchange Scholarship and Games in 1997 and 2001 (1 gold, 3 bronze
attended the Univ. of Queensland in in 2001), the Western Canada Games in
Brisbane, Australia where she received the Dean's 1999 (4 silver, 2 bronze), the Alberta
Commendation for High Achievement. Summer Games in 1997 (2 gold), and the
National Championships from 1998 onward (2 silver, 3 bronze).
Physical activity has always been an integral part of Marta's Scott also placed 9th at the Provincial Cross-Country Running
life. As a high-level competitive gymnast, she has coached Championships in 2001.
gymnastics for the past 10 years. In Australia, Marta was a
member of the Univ. of Queensland track and field team. Scott entered Kinesiology in 2001 with a curiosity for the
This past year, Marta competed in pole vault with the theoretical aspects of sport. During his first 2 years of study, he
Huskies. In addition, Marta was an instructor for the trained and competed as a paddler while maintaining a 90%
University's children activity camps and has been involved academic average.Then Scott began to explore a variety of sports
with the University's inner city physical education program. including kayak polo, making the Junior National team which
traveled to the 2004 Junior World Championships in Japan,
This summer, Marta was research assistant in the College placing 5th overall. In 2004/05, Scott joined the Huskies Cross
and she begins a Master's degree here in the research area Country and Track & Field teams.
of human growth and development in September. Marta
recently received a 2-year scholarship from the Community Scott is starting a Master's degree in Kinesiology. He has been
and Population Health Research Training Program. She will awarded a Dean's Scholarship (value: $36,000 over 2 years) to
investigate the effects of physical activity in early childhood. fund his graduate studies and is working under Dr. Phil Chilibeck.
Long-term plans include PhD studies as well as teaching Future plans include PhD studies and doing research as a
and research at the university level. professor.
From Volunteer to Program Creator….
TRACKING odi Simpson, BSc(Kin)’02, BEd’03 has because I saw a need to take the PAAL
PACK J always been “involved” in the College program with its foundation and provide a
of Kinesiology. As a student, she was service beyond the university walls. The
an instructor for both the Dance and the networking between participants and
Aquatics programs, volunteered for numer- volunteers and participation in various
ous community outreach programs and events was something that had not been
served as the student coordinator for the explored yet. This way, a child who needs
coach, DAVID (DAVE) one-to-one attention and yet wants to
Children’s Activity Camps for 2 summers.
KING, BAPE'71, was participate in community soccer with their
So when she was approached to fill a
appointed head school peers, for example, could with the
temporary position coordinating the Physical
coach of Russia's assistance of a volunteer.“
Activity for Active Living (PAAL) program
Superleague Club during the summer, it was no surprise she
called Metallurg on said yes. What surprised Jodi was the
May 16, 2005. passion developed to continue her involve-
ment with children and youth with special
LYLE SANDERSON, needs. “I have always had a passion for
Coach Emeritus, physical activity and it wasn’t until I was
BAPE'63, MSc'69 given an opportunity to coordinate physical
and LINDA BLADE, activity and work with people with disabili-
MSc'87, were ties that I discovered an area that is true and
recently appointed dear to my heart,” Simpson states.
to the International
Association of In the years she has been involved with the Jodi’s interest in dance and her relationship
Athletics Federations PAAL programs, Jodi has always strived to with retired professor Joan Krohn led to the
(IAAF) School/Youth make improvements and changes to better development of the Spirit Flyers. Currently
Commission. meet the needs of our patrons. She started the program has 4 different Spirit Flyer
with simple changes such as report cards for groups ranging from 5 years to 36 years
JENNIFER ADAMSON, swimming sessions and structuring other with a variety of disabilities. The Spirit Flyers
BSKI'05, teamed with physical activity sessions to continually continues to flourish, recently participating
Victoria Tuttle of challenge the children in the programs, but in the Dance Power competition held in
Carleton Place, Ont. more recently has started expanding the Saskatoon over the May long weekend and
to win the gold programs and scope of the College’s offer- receiving high marks for their efforts. Their
medal in the ings. Additions like the PAAL buddy program mark of 84% earned them a gold medal and
women's K-2 500 and the Spirit Flyers are now a mainstay in the Kids...in motion won an award of
metres at the the College’s range of programs offered to recognition for “Dancing from the Heart” .
Pan American children and youth with impairments.
canoe and kayak
“My goal was that by exposing the partici-
pants to a variety of different activities,
perhaps they might spark an interest n July, Meaghan Buisson, a Kinesiology
on Saturday, July 9.
in one particular activity for lifelong partici-
pation to enhance their overall fitness levels.
The PAAL Buddy program was developed
I student from Saskatoon, swept all 6 races
at the Canadian inline speed skating
championships for a second straight year.
New Youth Climbing Program
ince its inception in September 2003, ing gym program as well as interdisciplinary
S the U of S Climbing Wall has been health promotion.
strictly limited to adult programming;
however, in September the Fit Centre will Following the inter-disciplinary approach to
embark into the world of youth climbing health promotion, Shannon has initiated a
On June 21st, 2005
programming. Courses will be offered to PAC partnership with the Student Health Centre
members and their children and will include and will be working with dietician and fel-
low Kinesiology graduate Christina Ling, Sports Hall of Fame
“learn-to’s” for both families and youths. In
BSc(Nutr)’94, MSc(Kin)’02. As the College announced the 2005
addition, there will be specific drop in times
mandates active promotion of healthy inductees. JACKILEE
designated primarily for underage climbers.
lifestyles and the Student Health Centre (JACKI) NICHOL,
As children tend to be natural climbers, this
is an excellent opportunity to promote physi- estimates that approximately one-third of all BSc'97, BSPE'97,
cal activity in the youth population as well as nutrition referrals are focused on weight BSPT'01 is one of the
increasing utilization of management; a partnership between the inductees. She
the climbing wall. two was a logical choice. With the Fit Centre became a regular at
providing a satellite office for free nutritional national softball
Shannon Forrester counseling for students, the partnership tournaments, play-
(nee Gerstmar), hopes to break down perceived barriers for ing with teams at
BSPE’98, MSc(Kin)’01, students with weight management issues. the midget, junior
is the interim Health By exposing these students to the facility and senior finals
and Fitness Coordinator and aiming to enhance their comfort level, including a gold
while Shana McLean is the partnership hopes to develop an envi- with DBJ in 2000.
on parental leave. ronment that will facilitate a healthy She is the only
Shannon returns to the lifestyle. woman ever to rep-
U of S from The Banff resent Canada twice
Centre for Continuing Shannon is looking forward to the exciting at the world juniors.
Education, where she was Health and Fitness year ahead of her, which will include not only While on the
Coordinator from 2000-03 and promoted to management of the Fit Centre but lecturing Canadian national
Recreation Department Manager in April within the College as well. Shannon and her team she was short-
2003. She is eager to put to use some of the husband Rob are both excited to return to stop and captain.
valuable experiences she gained at the Banff Saskatoon. They won silver
Centre, including enhancement of the climb- at the Pan-American
Games in Winnipeg
in the summer
Did You Know... Olympics in Sydney
in 2000. Jacki also
There are 500 undergraduate and 50 gradu- Professor Karen Chad was appointed as played ringette and
ate students in the College of Kinesiology. Associate Vice-President (Research) basketball on
effective July 1st.
provincial teams at
The entrance average for the College is
the national level.
approximately 84% and the highest direct The College offers an on-line course in
entry College on campus. Historical & Comparative Education & Sport.
POTASHCORP SAVES THE DAY
THE FARTHING BROTHERS:
SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT PATHS
NEW ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS
AMBER MOSEWICH &
MATT SCOBIE NOMINATED
TO CIS TOP 8 ACADEMIC
Table of Contents Huskie Events
Track Stars Nominated to CIS Top 8 Academic The 2005-2006 Huskie season is jam-packed
All-Canadian Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 with exciting events. Here's just a taste of
what there is to look forward to…
PotashCorp Saves the Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
New Athletic Scholarships . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 SASKTEL PRESENTS
Game Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 THE BATTLE OF SASKATCHEWAN
September 3rd as the Huskies kick off the
The College of Kinesiology Donors . . . . . . . . .3 2005 Canada West Football season
Dog Tales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 by hosting the arch-rival Regina Rams.
The Farthing Brothers . . . . . . .See Kinnection 6
THE POTASH CORPORATION OF SASKATCHEWAN
Tracking The Pack . . . . . .See Kinnection 8 & 9 PRESENTS “DOG DAY” AFTERNOON
as the Huskie Football squad will attempt to
ground the UBC Thunderbirds.
Receive a bag of Old Dutch chips
PAW PRINTS just for attending the game.
Nov 4th @ 7:00 pm and Nov 6th @ 6:00pm
For the second consecutive year, Jenine Stangier the Credit Union Centre becomes a dog house as
the Hockey Huskies face off with the defending
played with the Ottawa Fury Elite Women's Soccer national champion Alberta Golden Bears.
Jan 13th @ 7:00 pm and Jan 15th @ 6:00pm
Veteran Ashley Dutchak traveled across North America once again you can join the Huskies at the
and to Europe this summer as part of the Out West Credit Union Centre as they face-off against the
Elite basketball team. Karen Fraser was a member of Univ. of Calgary Dinos.
the squad's development program.Teammates Sarah March 9th, 10th and 11th
Crooks and Keri-Leigh Porter were once again with The 2006 CIS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
the Canadian national program. take place at the Saskatoon Field House as
the Huskies look to defend their National titles.
Over half of this year's Saskatchewan Canada Games Track & Field team
was comprised of Huskies. Saturday April 1st… join us at the
Centennial Auditorium for the HUSKIE SALUTE
as we honour the best of the Dog Pack
Wrestlers Jeff Adamson and Ryley Walker both advanced to the from the 2005-2006 season.
quarter-finals at Junior World Championships in Lithuania.
Mark your calendar for the
Darren Dove spent his summer with the Senior 13TH ANNUAL XEROX-HUSKIE ATHLETICS
National Volleyball team, while Kris Brand and Mark SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT
Dodds were with the A2 team. June 22nd at the Willows Golf & Country Club.
In 2004-2005, 32% of all who participated in interuni- For the complete home and away schedule,
versity athletics as a student-athlete, trainer or man-
as well as other Huskie events, visit us online at
ager attained U of S and/or CIS All-Academic status.
www.huskies.usask.ca. For tickets, call 306-966-1020.
Huskie Athletics awarded more than $300,000 in
scholarships to athletes in 2004-2005.
The 2005 Canadian College draft saw the most Huskies drafted to the
CFL in one season. Nathan Hoffart and Jeff Piercy have signed with the
Saskatchewan Roughriders and Montreal Allouettes respectively, while
Ryan Gottselig and Curt Hundeby will return to the Huskies for the 2005
The following Huskies represented Canada at the World Universiade in
Izmur,Turkey: Brian Gavlas, Mark Dodds, Kris Brand, Stephanie Wheler,
Adrianne Vangool, Rob Hanson, Karlyn Serby, and Nicole Buchholz.
Track Stars Nominated to CIS Top 8
Academic All-Canadian Team
Amber Mosewich and Matt Scobie have not only been outstanding Huskie athletes on the track, but are
exemplary students in the classroom. The two track stars have been selected as this year's Univ. of
Saskatchewan nominees for the CIS Top Eight Academic All-Canadian team, which is made up of the top
two athletes from each regional association (Canada West, Ontario, Quebec, Atlantic).
Amber Mosewich, now in her third year Matt Scobie completed his third year of Agriculture with an
of Kinesiology, finished last year with an 88.21% 82.30% average. A two-time CIS All-Canadian and Huskie First Team
overall average. Majoring in Exercise and Sport All-Academic, Matt is majoring in Animal Science and planning to pur-
Studies, she is a two-time CIS All-Canadian and sue a career in Veterinary Medicine. He is a dual-sport athlete, a leader
Huskie First Team All-Academic. Last season, she led on both the Huskie Cross Country and Track & Field teams. Despite
the Huskie Women's Track & Field team to their being involved in a serious accident last summer that left him nursing
sixth CIS Championship title in five years, with an injury throughout most of his training season, Matt helped the No.
Amber earning gold medals in the 600m and 5 Huskies to a huge upset victory at the 2005 CIS National Track & Field
4x400m Relay, and a fourth place finish in the 300m. She won gold in Championship. Matt won silver in the 1000m and
all three of her events at the 2005 Canada West Championships. She his relay team won gold in the 4x800m, a first-ever
was named the 2005 Diane Jones Huskie Track & Field Female Athlete for the Huskie men.
of the Year. Amidst her studies and training, Amber still finds time to
volunteer coach with the Saskatoon Track & Field Club's junior devel- “As an individual Matt is extremely dedicated to
opment program. achieving his academic goals and athletic perform-
ances,” said Jim Holmstrom, Cross Country Head
Event coach Todd Johnston has enjoyed coaching Amber over the last Coach and Matt's Event Coach in Track.“As a team
few years: "Amber's accomplishments this past season are amazing, player Matt is passionate about motivating his teammates to be their
and considering she spent much of the past three seasons with injury, best.This drive for academic and athletic achievement typifies what
even more so. Her dedication and hard work have allowed her to come Huskie Athletics is about and is what drives all of us forward.”
back from where most people would have packed it in. Amber is also
very conscientious academically. She is always working on something, Matt came to the Univ. of Saskatchewan from Vancouver three years
and it pays off in her academic accomplishments." ago, saying that it was the most important decision he has ever had to
make:“It was the best choice to come here.The Veterinary Medicine
“I've had such a good support system, both my family and friends,” program got me looking at the U of S, and the Track program is why I
says the Watrous-native about how she balances both school and ath- chose it.The nicest part is being in a city that is focused on university
letics.“Doing something you enjoy definitely helps. Being busy has sport.”
been good for me too.You just have to get the work done.”
When asked the highlight of his track career so far, Matt immediately
Being injury-plagued for the first part of her university career, Amber responded,“Winning both the 1000m and 1500m at the Canada West
has overcome many obstacles to reach success in the sport she loves so Championships [in 2004]. I wasn't expecting to do that and then I won
much.“There was a time I never thought I would make it to the CIS and came back the next day and won again. I couldn't believe I'd
Championships,” she said.“I've worked really hard to come back from actually accomplished that.”
things, and winning the 600m was such a proud moment for me.”
Matt credits his inspiration to many people including former Huskie
This past summer was a busy one for Amber, competing at Provincials, Jamie Epp:“Just watching him [Jamie]… he never gave up. It was
Senior Nationals, Jeux du Canada Games and several international amazing how much pain he put himself through to win a race.” Sean
meets in both Canada and the US. She is looking forward to the Baynton, Assistant Coach with the Huskies, is another individual Matt
upcoming season with the U of S Huskies:“I'd like to defend our title notes as influencing his career:“Sean has great leadership, and just has
next year.We have a great group of girls and our relay teams have this presence to him around the track.”
always been strong. For myself, I'd like to become a stronger runner,
focusing on the 600m. I really want to keep training hard and keep Over the summer, Matt has been training hard as well as competing at
getting p.b.'s [personal bests].” Provincials, the Jeux du Canada Games in Regina and Senior Nationals
for the first time ever.
PotashCorp Saves the Day
On July 8th, Univ. of Saskatchewan President MacKinnon (right) announced the University's newest recruit
to the Huskie Football Team. Albeit an honorary position, Mr. Bill Doyle from Potash Corporation of
Saskatchewan Inc. (left) received a Huskie jersey in recognition of a gift of $5 Million by PotashCorp to
assist the University in upgrades required to host the Vanier Cup in 2006.
The University was awarded the 2006 meet all the requirements for bringing the Vanier Cup to
Vanier Cup by Canadian Interuniversity Saskatoon. PotashCorp really saved the day,” said Carol
Sports (CIS) on the condition the field be Rodgers, Dean of the College of Kinesiology.
upgraded with artificial turf and field
lighting. The donation is the lead gift in the University's Thinking the
World of our Future fundraising campaign.With a goal of rais-
The Vanier Cup will be held in Saskatoon ing $100 million by the University's centennial year in 2007,
on November 25, 2006. It is the first time the campaign will result in increased financial support for stu-
this national sporting event will be held outside of Ontario. dents, improved facilities and enhanced opportunities for
“Without their commitment, we may not have been able to learning and research.
New Athletic Scholarships
Huskie Athletics is very thankful to the many donors who have established new student awards.
Scholarships are critical to both our recruitment of students As well, we would like to thank all the donors who have con-
and for students to be able to participate in athletics while tributed to the following new funds established this year:
they are pursuing their education at the Univ. of Saskatchewan. • Campus Community Scholarships in Huskie Athletics
Here is a list of a few alumni and friends who have stepped (established with donations by on-campus members’
forward this year to set up new scholarships for Huskie contributions to the Campus Community Campaign -
athletes: the on campus initiative within the University's Thinking the
• The Ron and Jane Graham Awards in Huskie Basketball World of our Future campaign)
(established by Ron and Jane Graham) • Guy Vetrie Memorial Fund Scholarship
• The Ron and Jane Graham Awards in Huskie Football (established by alumni of Men's Basketball)
(established by Ron and Jane Graham) • Sanderson Fund Scholarship
• Huskie Goalkeeper Award in Soccer (established by the alumni of Track & Field and Cross
(established by Kent and Nanette Kowalski) Country)
• Barry Radcliffe Football Award • Frank Enns Athletic Award
(established by Barry and Ann Radcliffe) (established in recognition of Frank Enns, former coach,
The CIS has welcomed its 52nd member In 2005/06 there will be 9 men’s and 10 Plans are underway for the launching of a
institution, the Univ. College of Fraser women’s CIS Championships.There will be television strategy designed to raise the
Valley, effective September 2006.The 1,926 roster spots for women at CIS cham- visibility of student-athletes through the
Abbottsford, B.C.-based school will com- pionships (50.5%), and 1,882 roster spots weekly telecast of “games of the week” .
pete in women's and men's basketball, and for men (49.5%).
women's and men's soccer.
The College of Kinesiology Gratefully
Acknowledges the following Donors
The list below includes contributions to Kinesiology, Huskie Athletics and Community Programs received
from May 1, 2004 to April 30, 2005. For a list of all donors who gave gifts of less than $500, please see our
$10,000 and over Tim Conlin Sask Sport Inc. Stewart Bauck Nanette Kowalski
Dynaventure Corporation David Dube Saskatchewan Amateur Eileen Bone Timothy Leier
Football Saskatchewan Bob Faulkner Wrestling Association Alynn Brischuk MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman
Jane Graham Fidelity Investments Saskatchewan Government Philip Browne Meidl Honda and Oakwood Nissan
Ron Graham Fidelity Investments Canada Insurance Curtis Burks Midtown Plaza
Saskatchewan Athletics Limited Saskatchewan Lotteries Canadian National Railway Co Laurie Moen
Saskatchewan Hockey Association Henrietta Goplen Saskatchewan Parks and Gerald Carline North Ridge Development
Xerox Canada Inc. John Gordon Recreation Association Inc. Doug Clark Corporation
Ronald Grozell Saskatchewan Roughrider Bev Cooper Overdrive
$5,000 - $9,999 Brent Hamilton Football Club Brian Dasilva Ryan Parchman
Donald Anderson Michael Kennedy SaskEnergy Robert Dougall Pamela Perkins
Basketball Saskatchewan Inc. Douglas Kester SaskTel Jocelyn Duncan Todd Peterson
Siemens Transportation Group Kerny Korchinski Paul Schoenhals Edge Marketing Incorporated Barry Radcliffe
McKercher McKercher & Leland, Kimpinski LLP Doug Senyk Thomas Foskett Spina Bifida Association of Sask
Whitmore LLP Ron Lowe Charles Simpson David Guebert Stantec Consulting Ltd.
Bob McKercher Bill McBean Paul Taillon Jason Halyk Suncor Energy Foundation
Saskatchewan Soccer Bob Mirwald The StarPhoenix Brian Hepp Fraser Sutherland
Association Inc. Howard Nixon Victoria Truss Ltd. Linda Hepp Andy Szocs
Saskatchewan Volleyball Dr.W. Stan Oleksinski Ross Wilson Blair Hersikorn Stewart Tasche
Association Prairieland Park Lorne Wright Timothy Hodgson The Great-West Life
Wright Construction Western Inc. Kerry Preete HSBC Bank Canada Assurance Company
Quality Hotel $500 - $999 JD Peppercorns Steak & Pasta House Judith Tokaryk
$1,000 - $4,999 Mary Ready 101016821 Saskatchewan Ltd. Gregory Jockims Garry Vann
Allyson Adolph Brian Rossnagel Dave Adolph David Karwacki Jim Weber
Jack Adolph Laurel Rossnagel AIM Trimark Investments Laurie Karwacki Lawrence Wegner
AGF Management Limited Orest Sadownick Terrance Akister Russ & Merle Kisby Westcap Mgt Ltd
Don Bailey Pauline Sadownick Marlowe Allison Spero Kokonas Murray Woodbury
Cameco Corporation Lyle Sanderson Alpine Group of Companies Jay Kost
Concorde Group of Companies Stanley Sandomirsky Daniel Ash Kent Kowalski
Annual Fund contributions supported Kinesiology scholarships Revenues from the Endowment continue to support student
for graduate and undergraduate students this year. These awards awards and the operation of Huskie Athletics.
will be presented in Fall 2005. Our students are very thankful for
your support of their educational pursuit. We would like to acknowledge Russ and Merle Kisby who have
made the initial contribution toward the establishment of the
Huskie Athletics Annual Fund donors have helped to raise the Kinesiology Aboriginal Student Award which will begin this year.
Huskie Athletic Endowment to new heights and we hope through Alumni are welcome to contribute to this fund by directing their
continued support in 2005 to reach the $1 Million mark! annual contribution to this Scholarship.
The Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame inductees for this year include ments who competed in interuniversity athletics. Fedoruk was a
three former Huskies: track star Louis Christ, wrestler Shane multi-sport athlete (basketball, golf, hockey, track and volleyball).
McDonald and basketball player Ralph Schoenfeld.
The fifth annual Dog's Breakfast on May 5th was the biggest ever,
Alumni Sylvia Fedoruk is the 2005 L.B.“Mike” Pearson Award recipi- raising $70,000 for the Football team.
ent, awarded to a distinguished Canadian for outstanding achieve-