Dr. Nick Forsberg, Professor of Health, Outdoor, Physical Education (HOPE), was the inaugural recipient of the Jack MacKenzie Career Service award, which was presented at the Saskatchewan Physical Education Association 2019 Conference,”Celebrating Diversity,” held May 9 and 10, 2019.
Saskatchewan Physical Education Association Conference is committed to supporting teachers of Physical Education throughout the province in their implementation of the curriculum. Celebrating Diversity will be structured for our delegates to engage in sessions that will help them meet the ever-changing, diverse needs of their students in physical education.
Looking for some quality PD? This Saturday, March 2nd is the #URHOPE PD day. Great opportunity to learn more about Outdoor Ed 8:30-2pm. Please msg if you would like more details (@UofRHope). Hope to see you there @URFacofEd! #ProfessionalDevelopment #lifelonglearners
Each year, HOPE student association “peddles for change” to raise money for phys ed gear for school children. This year, the dollars raised will go to St. Michael’s Community School to help buy runners.
On Monday, October 26 the Health, Outdoor, and Physical Education (HOPE) Student Association held a fund raiser Bike-a-thon to support Growing Young Movers (GYM) after school program. HOPE education students, along with Dr. Lee Schaefer, Dr. Sean Lessard, and Brian Lewis (co-founders of the GYM program), rode exercise bikes for donations. When a minimum of $5 was donated, donors could add their name in the draw for a bike. U of R Students’ Union President and Faculty of Education student, Devon Peters was the winner of the bike. Donors were also given a cheer from the HOPE students riding the exercise bikes. The fundraiser raised $1397.75, which will be given to the Growing Young Movers program.
Read more about the team of researchers who founded Growing Young Movers here.