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Scholarship

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The Gottschall-Pass and MacDonald Award
Faculty: Science
Occasion: Convocation
Process: Recommended by Applied Human Sciences
Scholarship Type: Award
Description: Granted to the graduating student with the highest aggregate in Kinesiology in their final year of study.
Background: This award was established by Interim Dean of Science and Applied Human Sciences professor Dr. Katherine Gottschall-Pass and Dr. Dany MacDonald, Chair of the UPEI Applied Human Sciences Department. Dr. Gottschall-Pass obtained her BSc (Nutrition & Consumer Studies) from St. Francis Xavier University, a Dietetic Internship from Victoria Hospital in London, ON and a PhD in Human Nutrition from the University of Saskatchewan. She is a Registered Dietitian who worked in research and development for the food industry and taught at St. Francis Xavier University prior to joining the Department of Applied Human Sciences in 1996. Dr. Gottschall-Pass has a special interest in promoting learning through writing. Dr. Dany MacDonald is dedicated to Kinesiology, specifically in the field of positive youth development through sport. He is interested in how we can use sport as a vehicle to teach children positive skills and values (such as responsibility, initiative, and confidence) they will be able to use for the rest of their lives. Additional lines of research examine expert athlete development through environmental (i.e., city size of birth) and individual (i.e., coaching) factors. Dr. MacDonald also has a strong interest in research methods and statistical analyses which have led to rsearch on instrument development and validation.
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