About us

We serve all undergraduate students in FKRM by:

  • Providing current information about professional and career developments in physical education, recreation, and kinesiology.
  • Promoting active living and social well-being by offering a wide range of positive and fun social events throughout the year.
  • Representing student interests to staff and professors in our programs, the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU), Senate, and other professional organizations in the community.

We also organize all sorts of other activities such as graduation celebration, grad pictures, rings and clothing that showcase student pride in being members of FKRM.

We always want input from the student body to find new ways to improve the student environment in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management. Please email us or stop by the student lounge at 194 Extended Education if you have any questions, comments, concerns or just want to hang out! Our email address is: perkscouncil@gmail.com. Connect with us on IG @perkscouncil.

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Meet your council

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President: Caitlin Davidson

Stream/year: Kinesiology, 4th year

Goal for 2021-2022: My goal is to lead PERKS Council in guiding FKRM students to get the most out of their university experience. Working in conjunction with the students, I want to reignite campus life and provide students with the opportunity to network with fellow students, staff, and professionals in our field.

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    VP Kinesiology - Taylor Tutkaluke

    Stream/year: Kinesiology, 5th year

    Goal for 2021-2022: Upon completion of my term as Indigenous rep last year, I plan to continue all the initiatives established but focus greater on opportunities specific to kinesiology as VP kinesiology rep. Continued offering of free virtual (or maybe in person…) workouts for students and greater opportunity to collaborate in that regard, more successful Metis movement challenges, kinesiology week in November, as well as continued arranging of relevant kin-specific professional development talks will be my focus.

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    VP Phys Ed - Dale Goodbrandson

    Stream/year: Phys Ed, Graduated

    Goal for 2021-2022: My main goal this year is to provide opportunities for students to connect with others and form academic, professional, and social relationships. I aspire to be a person that anyone in the faculty can feel comfortable talking to regardless of their current stream or year.

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    VP Athletic Therapy - Lindsey Rutherford

    Stream/year: Athletic Therapy, 4th year

    Goal for 2021-2022: One of my goals is to continue to build the relationship between PERKS and ATSA as well as the relationship among the AT students and the rest of the students on council. Another goal is to be an approachable leader on council that the new and returning students feel they can come to me with any questions or concerns they may have in regards to school or just life stress in general. I hope that we can be on campus full time in winter term but if not we will do what we can to make this year great for everyone in the faculty.

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    VP Rec. Management - Brittanie Watson

    Stream/year: Recreation Management, 3/4year

    Goal for 2021-2022: Successfully finish up my classes and graduate in the fall!

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    Secretary - Emma Gylywoychuk-Winker

    Stream/year: Kinesiology, 4th year

    Goal for 2021-2022: My goal for this school year is to ensure that our faculty continues to be an inclusive, welcoming, and engaging environment for all students. I plan to help organize a wide variety of events, both virtually and in-person, to enable students to make lasting memories and make connections with others in our faculty. All in all my overall goal is for students to have a successful, fun, and memorable year!

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    Student Senate - Joshua Cariou

    Stream/year: Kinesiology, 4th year

    Goal for 2021-2022: To meet more people within FKRM, including those in first year and second year levels. I want to get more engaged within our faculty by participating in the upcoming events PERKS has planned, as well as help guide and inspire people to try new things and get involved.

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    Treasurer - Savannah Pohl

    Stream/year: Kinesiology, 3rd year

    Goal for 2021-2022: plan and host fun exciting events as we return back to campus and make the return to in-person classes as smooth as possible for all students!!

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    Event coordinator - Kayla Kasian

    Stream/year: Recreation Management, 4th year

    Goal for 2021-2022: To listen to the wants and needs of students and address them through delivering fun, innovative events that are inclusive and welcoming to everyone. I want to do what I can to make this transition back to in-person as easy on everyone as possible!

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    Event coordinator - Cassandra Groen

    Stream/year: Recreation Management, 4th year

    Goal for 2021-2022: To provide opportunities for all students to meet new people and provide memorable experiences for them.

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    Athletic Therapy rep - Danielle Gillam

    Stream/year: Athletic Therapy, 3rd year

    Goal for 2021-2022: Learn how to better compartmentalize things so that when I'm working on school I'm more focused and when I have the time to relax I'm not worried about having school work to do.

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    Indigenous rep - Antonina Kandiurin

    Stream/year: Athletic Therapy, 3rd year in AT

    Goal for 2021-2022: Continue increasing Indigenous awareness within FKRM, help new students feel confident and comfortable.

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    Kinesiology rep - Taylor Croswell

    Stream/year: Kinesiology, 4th year

    Goal for 2021-2022: To get more involved within the UM community, connect with more students and people within our faculty and to participate in events and work with others to make this year a memorable one.

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    Phys Ed rep - Jordynn Barrett

    Stream/year: Phys Ed, 3rd year

    Goal for 2021-2022: My goal for this year is to create opportunities for students in the faculty, across all streams, to connect with each other, especially those who have spent a majority of their years online! Whether we have events online or in-person, I hope to create engaging experiences for my fellow classmates to feel welcomed and connected to our faculty and PERKS.

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    Public Relations rep - Savannah Hernandez-Jacques

    Stream/year: Kinesiology, 4th year

    Goal for 2021-2022: My goal for this school year is to help create a sense of community among students within the FKRM faculty. Also, to help create a fun exciting year especially for first- and second-year students who have not yet had the chance to experience life on campus.

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    Rec. Management rep - Kassey Russo

    Stream/year: Recreation Management, 3rd year

    Goal for 2021-2022: Keep my grades up while trying to readjust to in-person classes but also not compromising my well-being. I want to spend some time every week doing things for me that make me feel good. I also want to find a gym buddy so I stop slacking on the gym.

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    Social Justice rep - Breanne Johnson

    Stream/year: Kinesiology, 4th year (at UM), 1st year Kin .

    Goal for 2021-2022: Manage my time wisely so that I have a good work/life balance.