Seven KPE graduate students awarded prestigious inaugural TISS scholarships
20 April 2023
From enhancing and sustaining competitive performance for athletes and para-athletes of all levels and every background to using data analytics to predict and augment individual and team performance, health and well-being, and improving athlete recruitment outcomes, the winners of the inaugural TISS scholarship are contributing to the institute’s mission of generating, advancing and disseminating transformational knowledge.
Can restricting blood flow to athletes' limbs while training boost performance? U of T researchers investigate
16 December 2022
Ischemic preconditioning (IPC), a technique used to prepare an organ or tissue for a lack of blood or oxygen supply, was originally developed for use in clinical settings where there is an expected lack of blood and oxygen supply, for example during surgery or after an adverse event like a heart attack. But could it be used to enhance athletic performance?
KPE’s Ira Jacobs appointed inaugural director of newly launched Tanenbaum Institute for Science in Sport (TISS)
7 December 2022
About three and half years ago, Professor Ira Jacobs, then dean of the University of Toronto Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE), got a phone call from Larry Tanenbaum’s executive assistant, who told him that the chairman of Maple Leaf Sport and Entertainment (MLSE) would like to meet with him in his office.