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Kinesiology dean helps make new exhibit at NB Sports Hall of Fame a reality

Author: Communications

Posted on Jun 16, 2015

Category: UNB Fredericton , UNB Saint John

Last night the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame launched three new exhibits, including the Biomechanics and Sports Discovery Centre, a youth-centric area in the hall of fame that is similar to a science discovery centre according to Wayne Albert, UNB’s dean of kinesiology. The new discovery centre was created in partnership with Dr. Albert and will allow visitors to learn about basic biomechanics principles in an interactive, fun way.

The NB Sports Hall of Fame has been working with Dr. Albert for the last two years on the new development. His role was to provide background information and to identify the principles and major concepts that should be displayed in its first stages. Some principles include how to spin, maintain balance, jump, throw and the laws of motion.

”It’s loaded with interactive and interesting components which connect the achievements of our most accomplished athletes to the principles of biomechanics,” said Jamie Wolverton, executive director of the NB Sports Hall of Fame.

The NB Sports Hall of fame team is excited to kick-off the start of their summer with the new interactive space and they hope to expand it overtime to include more components. Dr. Albert said he would continue to work with them as long as they would like his help, because the centre is a great way to for children to learn about Kinesiology.
The new exhibits are now open to the public and everyone is welcome. Summer hours are Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is also open year-round for tours by appointment only. Admission is $2.00 for kids, $3.00 for adults and $8.00 for families.

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