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Michelle is a PhD student in the Exercise Biochemistry lab at Western. By the time this podcast will be published, she will have completed her dissertation defence and on her way to bigger and better things! Michelle and I discuss her research, her path into research, her background and what her future plans are. Interesting side note, Michelle freely admitted that her undergrad background wasn't very focused in chemistry. However, after speaking with Michelle, it was clear that her drive and determination helped her tremendously throughout her PhD.

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Dr. Marc Mitchell is a new hire in the School of Kinesiology. He will be the professor responsible for developping the new Clinical Kinesiology module at Western. He has a PhD., post-doctoral experience, he's played football in the CFL and he helped develop an app called "Carrot". If you wanna know more about Dr. Mitchell, you'll have to listen to the podcast :) !

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Today's guest is Jenn Plaskett. Jenn is a Western Kin alum, former Head Coach of the Western Women's Field Hockey Team and is currently working as the Graduate Program Coordinator. We talk about her time as a student and athlete, her time as a coach, her current job duties, tips for students wanting to get into a Master's or PhD program and the business that her and her husband currently own. What business do you ask? You'll have to listen to find out! Thanks again to Jenn for joining me!

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Dr. Lemon is the Sport and Nutrition professor here at Western. He's also the Head Coach of the Western Women's Softball team. We had a great chat and covered lots of different facets of exercise physiology, nutrition and coaching.

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Today's guest is Stephanie Paplinksie. Western KIN undergrad and Master's alum. Steph is also the owner of Strongherfitness (focused on pre and post natal populations) and strength and conditioning coach at Hybrid Fitness. She will be enrolled as a PhD student beginning in September 2017. She teaches part time at Fanshawe College and was an instructor at Western for many years... Needless to say, Steph is a very busy person and has had lots of different experiences within the area of strength and conditioning/kinesiology. We talk about her foray into body building competitions, her athletic endeavors, struggles with depression and body image and lots more!

An extra thank you has to go to Steph, because I forgot to save our first attempt at recording and she was gracious enough to sit down with me AGAIN!

You can follow Steph on lots of different social media platforms at @strongherfitness

 

 

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In this episode I'm joined by Academic Counsellor, Miranda Wickett. We discuss topics like; dance, owning your own business, body image, more dancing, Miranda's interesting career path to working in the School of Kinesiology, how students can help themselves when transitioning to university, and then finally... more about dancing!

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Nevada Cooke is a Ph.D candidate in Sports History at Western University. We discuss his path through the Western Kin. program, how he found a passion for Sports History and some of the topics he's researched. We also discuss NCAA football, the Soviet Union, Mohammed Ali, Joe Louis, and a lot of other interesting stuff!

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This episode features Mitch Stewart, Head Strength and Conditioning coach at Total Package Hockey (London, ON). Mitch and I discuss his background, some of the NHL athletes he's had the opportunity to work with, some of the people he's had the opportunity to learn from and much more! 

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This episode of KINCast features Dr. Laura Misener, Associate Professor and Acting Director of the School of Kinesiology at Western University. We discuss all of the different facets of Dr. Misener's research interests and areas of expertise. Some of the topics we cover include; Sport Management, Disability and Sport, the Paralympic Games, Media and "Inspiration Porn" (that's the actual term), Minor Games, Physical Activity vs. Exercise, knowledge transfer from academia to the general public. We also discuss an interesting evening Dr. Misener and her husband spent on the side of a cliff while climbing. 

This podcast was very educational and I can't thank Dr. Misener enough for taking time out of her busy schedule to join me!

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Shannon Woods, Academic Counsellor extrodinaire, joins me in this episode of KINCast. Shannon has been with the school of kinesiology for a long time and has a wealth of knowledge with regards to; University policy, curriculum development and helping students navigate difficult/life altering situations. ALL Kin students must meet with an academic counsellor at some point during their time at Western. This episode will allow you to get to know one of them before stepping foot in their office!

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