Celebrating 50 years of Kinesiology & Health Science at York

More than 200 people celebrated the 50-year anniversary of York University’s School of Kinesiology & Health Science on May 4 at Paradise Banquet & Convention Centre.

The milestone anniversary was marked by faculty, staff, coaches and alumni from the School of Kinesiology & Health Science, as they gathered for the anniversary dinner.

Guests included: former school chairs Roger Kelton, Norm Gledhill, Frank Cosentino and Carol Wilson; current chair Angelo Belcastro; President Emeritus Ian Macdonald; current Faculty of Health Dean Paul McDonald; former Faculty of Health dean Harvey Skinner; Director of Athletics & Recreation, Jennifer Myers; Executive Director, VP Students, Sheila Forshaw; Guy Larocque, executive director, Alumni Relations; Canada Research Chair David Hood; and alumni, including Eva Langley, a member of the first graduating class, Cathy Craven (’89), a UofT Health Sciences faculty member, and Chris Kostka (’77), a former pharmaceutical executive, MSc grad, York hockey all-star and varsity coach.

The school’s first graduating class was in 1971 with 15 students, and it has since grown to become a world-renowned program with 3,000 undergrads, 150 graduate students and a significant research profile.

It is the University’s third-largest undergraduate program and sixth-largest graduate program.

The event featured a toast to alumni, current and past faculty members, coaches and staff, and recognized its partnership with Athletics & Recreation.

For more on the 50th anniversary, visit khs50th.info.yorku.ca; for more on the anniversary dinner, visit khs50th.info.yorku.ca/2017/05/khs50thanniversarydinner.