Faculty of Kinesiology

Women in Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Management: Spotlight Series - Wendy Bedingfield

Melanie Nason

Posted: Apr 4, 2022

Category: News


Dr. E. Wendy Bedingfield has been a teacher, coach, researcher, administrator, leader, and advocate for women in Kinesiology. Born in Newfoundland, she earned a BPE from Memorial, a MSc in PE from Oregon, and PhD in Biomechanics from the University of Indiana (research on ski jumping). She initially was at Acadia University in the early 70s after finishing her MSc and served as an instructor...

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Women in Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Management: Spotlight Series - Sarah Hilworth

Melanie Nason

Posted: Mar 31, 2022

Category: News , Awards


Sarah Hilworth joined UNB in June 2017 as the coach of the REDS women’s hockey team.  The team had just been reinstated and Sarah had the task of preparing and recruiting for the year prior to the 2018-19 USport Season.  The 2021-22 season is Sarah’s fourth season as head coach.  Sarah played five seasons for the University of Alberta women’s hockey team where...

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Women in Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Management: Lesley Reddon

Melanie Nason

Posted: Jan 31, 2022

Category: News


As an elementary and high school student, I had my mind set on two goals – playing goalie for an NHL team and becoming a sport administrator. Therefore, in the late 80’s when I began to explore University opportunities, along with an academic pathway to sports administration, the hockey program was a major consideration as I had sights on World Women’s Hockey Championships...

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Women in Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Management: Liz Johnson

Melanie Nason

Posted: Dec 22, 2021

Category: News


 Liz Johnson, graduated from UNB’s BSc(Kin) program in 2002. Upon completing her KIN degree, she left her Maritime home to pursue a Master’s in Exercise Physiology at the University of Victoria with the late Dr. Gord Sleivert, where she focused on Environmental Physiology and strategies to improve performance in the heat.  Following graduation, Liz was hired as a sport...

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Women in Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Management: Dr. Terri Byers

Terri Byers

Posted: Dec 3, 2021

Category: Research


My career in sport management and academia has developed over several decades through an interest in sport, business and the growing commercial development of sport and recreational opportunities. I attended Acadia University for my undergraduate degree in Physical Education (thinking I wanted to be a physical education teacher), but in year 3 had the chance to specialize in sport management...

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Kinesiology Colloquium

Melanie Nason

Posted: Oct 22, 2021

Category: News , Research


Guest speaker: Gwyneth De Vries Diversity in Canadian Medical Newsletters: A Content Analysis of Photographs: (A picture is definitely worth a thousand words) Dr. De Vries was born in Snow Lake Manitoba to Dutch immigrant parents and grew up in Nelson, British Columbia and competed internationally in freestyle skiing and nationally in long-track speed skating. Dr. De Vries obtained BSc...

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Stephan Dombrowski receives University Research Scholar

Linda O'Brien

Posted: May 12, 2021

Category: Awards , Research , News



Dr. Dombrowski came to UNB in 2018 with a highly successful career at the University of Stirling, UK. Imagine leaving the beautiful UK for all this snow 😊. Dr. Dombrowski is an expert in the development, testing and application of behavior change theory and interventions for health. He is particularly interested in aspects concerning maintenance in health behavior change interventions,...

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Dr. Doris I. Miller - Pioneer in Sport Biomechanics

Linda O'Brien

Posted: Mar 8, 2021

Category: News , Research



Dr. Miller earned a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education from the University of Toronto (1961), Master of Arts from University of Oregon (1964) and was the first PhD graduate (1970) from Penn State University’s new biomechanics program. She later earned a Master’s in Divinity from University of Victoria (1990). Her sport biomechanics research spanned four decades investigating...

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Dr. Luke Potwarka, University of Waterloo to present at Graduate Colloquium, February 26th @ 10:30AM Via TEAMS

Linda O'Brien

Posted: Feb 19, 2021

Category: Research , News



Topic of Presentation:  “In Search of Inspiration: A Realist Synthesis Approach to Understanding Demonstration Effects”. BIO:  My research focuses on consumer behaviour related to sport events. It addresses the overarching question: under what conditions do sport events have positive impacts for individuals and organizations in host communities? My research draws from...

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Dr. Katherine Tamminen, Assoc. Professor, University of Toronto to speak at Graduate Colloquium, February 12th at 1:30 PM via TEAMS

Linda O'Brien

Posted: Feb 9, 2021

Category: Research , News



Title of Presentation:  Processes of Coping and Communication between Parents and Athletes in Youth Sport In this presentation, Dr. Tamminen will provide an overview of her research in the area of youth sport. She will present research on parent socialization of coping among youth athletes, parental communication in sport, and current research examining patterns of parent-athlete...

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