Human Kinetics

people standing in line“Lacrosse as Medicine,” Monday at the Faculty of Human Kinetics, included a hands-on workshop in the Dennis Fairall Fieldhouse. Leading the workshop was Windsorite Rain Whited and his long-time friend and professional lacrosse player Kellen LeClair of the Buffalo Bandits.

Event highlights importance of lacrosse in Indigenous culture

Rain Whited was just four when his father thought he was old enough to begin playing organized sports.

“He asked me, ‘Do you want to play hockey or lacrosse?’ I didn’t even know what lacrosse was but I said, ‘Lacrosse.’ I think it was the Creator guiding me.”

For Whited, a member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames, lacrosse went on to become an integral part of his life. He played for the Windsor Warlocks, Windsor Clippers, and Wallaceburg Red Devils until he aged out of competitive leagues locally at 21.

Prarthana Pillai, Bala Balasingam, Francesco Biondi, Noor JajoResearch out of the faculties of engineering and human kinetics aims to better understand the potential for driver distraction in autonomous vehicles. Leading the project are research assistant Prarthana Pillai, engineering professor Bala Balasingam, kinesiology professor Francesco Biondi, and research assistant Noor Jajo.

Researchers focus on driver distraction in automated vehicles

Researchers in engineering and human kinetics aim to better understand the potential for driver distraction in autonomous vehicles.
Students from Maranatha Christian Academy and Catholic Central High SchoolStudents from Maranatha Christian Academy and Catholic Central High School vied for the tuition prizes in the Faculty of Human Kinetics’ Sports Management and Leadership Case Competition held Dec. 14.

Maranatha Christian Academy takes top honours in HK case competition

The Faculty of Human Kinetics held its first Sports Management and Leadership Case Competition on Dec. 14.
Mike Sonne outside Wrigley FieldMike Sonne’s expertise in biomechanics, paired with his love of baseball, has landed him a job as the Chicago Cubs’ new baseball scientist.

HK grad new baseball scientist for the Chicago Cubs

Mike Sonne’s expertise in biomechanics, paired with his love of baseball, has landed him a job as the Chicago Cubs’ new baseball scientist.

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