Student-Prof socials

Student-Prof socials are an opportunity for graduate students and professors in the HK department to get together to chat about research, sports, and life in general.

We meet at Father n’ Sons (corner of Osgoode St. & King Edward Ave.) on Fridays starting at 4:00pm. Grab your labmates and come join us!


Proffees are new this year! This is an opportunity for students to come and chat with a prof in a casual environment over lunch and coffee. We’ll bring the coffee, tea, and some snacks but feel free to bring your own!

Each Proffee is loosely based around a topic that is important to graduate students (e.g., balancing productivity with health and enjoyment) and a prof or two will be there to provide their insight and experiences.

This isn’t a presentation – it’s a discussion between peers, and the conversation can go in any direction. We encourage students to bring their own questions to help target their interests and concerns.

Keep an eye on your email for details on each months topic, meeting location, and time.

Emerging Perspectives on the Impact of AI and Data Analytics on Human Kinetics and Health Sciences – January 23-34, 2020

The HK faculty and CHEO have an exciting line-up of speakers from across North America coming to present their current work within AI and how they believe AI will shape the field in the future. Speakers are from both academia and industry and have backgrounds in sports marketing and management, exercise biology, biomechanics, ergonomics, medicine, rehabilitation, and biomedical engineering. 

The conference will include: a keynote speaker, Reed Ferber from the University of Calgary; academic and industry speaker presentations; 3 panel discussions with the speakers; student presentations; coffee, snacks, and lunch; and a cocktail hour (invite only due to limited spaces).  

The Event for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty only. Registration closes at 11:59 pm on January 15th, 2020. If you are interested, please register here.

CV Workshop – February 5, 2020

We hope this workshop can provide some advice regarding how Human Kinetic graduate students can obtain jobs upon completion of graduate school, whether it be in academia or industry. This workshop will also shed light upon how to sell your research at academic conferences or events.

Come join Drs. Young and Hoshizaki as they hope to provide pertinent information related to obtaining jobs in a highly competitive field!

We look forward to seeing you on February 5th from 4:00-5:30pm in FTX402.

Capital Hoops – February 7, 2020

The next event in the rivalry between uOttawa and Carleton! Capital Hoops will see the Women and Men’s basketball teams battle to bring the trophy to uOttawa.

In the 14th edition of Capital Hoops, the Women will look to repeat their success from last year with a 6:00pm tip-off. The Men’s game gets underway at 8:00pm, with hopes of rectifying some tough losses in recent years.

Keep an eye on your email as we will be going as a group!

HKGSA Academic Conference – April 17, 2020

Every year, HK graduate students have the opportunity to present their research (e.g., proposal, commentary, completed study) to fellow faculty members and students.

The conference is a safe, inclusive environment in which graduate students can practice their presentation and networking abilities, while learning about other fields of research within the School of Human Kinetics.

Tune into the HKGSA Instagram, Facebook page, and email for more information!

Annual Breakaway Bash – May 1 & 2, 2020

Our annual hockey tournament! Come out to support the uOttawa teams as they battle it out against teams from McGill, Queens, McMaster and Waterloo.

There will be food, games and tons of prizes so do not miss out!

Don’t forget to bring some pocket change to participate in different games such as the Water Pong Tournament. We have received several great donations to give away as prizes and all of the proceeds will go to a local charity.