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Research themes

  • Our research is diverse, from studying the visitor experience at summer festivals to uncovering new treatments for hypothermia.

    Our collaborative and integrative approach provides our graduate students with rich experiences and opportunities that lead to findings with positive impact on our every day lives.

    Learn more about research themes

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Research labs

FKRM research activities are supported by the following laboratories:

  • Additional research lab spaces include:


Feature research

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  • Passion project

    Ben Schellenberg asks a lot of questions. He asks people about their lives, their hobbies, their daily activities, their academics, their obsessions and their passions.

    His research focuses on the construct of passion and the way in which an individual’s degree of passion toward an athletic pursuit, or any favourite activity, affects their experiences in that activity and overall sense of well-being.

    Read more about the passion project

Research Seminar Series

  • Our annual Research Seminar Series features presentations by visiting scholars, research affiliates, and invited guests, and provides a chance to collaborate with other community organizations and other UM units.

    Every Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management graduate student is required to attend a minimum of eight Research Seminar Series presentations in the first two years of their program. Sessions are also open to professionals, practitioners and coaches. Continuing education credits are available for selected seminars.

    Learn more about research seminar series

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