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StFX human kinetics students take home two top awards at APES+ Conference

March 23rd, 2016
Award winners included StFX honours students Zach MacNeil (centre) and Emma Aucoin (second right)

Two StFX human kinetics fourth year honours students, Emma Aucoin and Zach MacNeil, took home the top two awards respectively in the undergraduate category at the recent 13th Atlantic Provinces Exercise Scientists and Socioculturalists Conference (APES+) held at StFX March 19-20.

Ms. Aucoin (supervised by human kinetics professor Dr. Dan Kane and human nutrition professor Dr. Jen Jamieson) won the Gordon Sleiverd Award for the top undergraduate award for her presentation “Does Vitamin B6 supplement enhance the effects of exercise on glucose metabolism in non-athlete university students,” while Mr. MacNeil (supervised by human kinetics professor Dr. Charlene Weaving) received second place honours for his presentation “Blade running from disablism and the law: A case study on Oscar Pistorius.”

StFX human kinetics honours students and faculty at the APECS+ conference
 
The student-focused conference, hosted by the StFX Department of Human Kinetics, brought together undergraduate and graduate students from across Atlantic Canada.
 
The students presented a wide range of research from athletic policies, supplements and food, exercise intensity and intervention to physical growth and youth development, muscle activation and assessment tools, and sports and media. 
 
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