In This Issue: A Spectrum of Inspiration

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Some issues of the PHE Journal fit neatly under one thematic umbrella. This is not one of those issues. Luckily, a wide-ranging collection of voices covering diverse topics from different angles is a pretty accurate reflection of the profession.

The field of physical and health education is broad, and the concerns and interests of its professionals is just as varied: running from sport pedagogy research to innovative ways to use apps in class.

With that in mind, this issue touches on a wide range of issues, from big pictcure strategy meetings to thoughtful historical persepctives on dance education, to practical suggestions for teaching nutrition in school.

To begin, PHE Canada’s president-elect Lori Sigfridson writes about the 2018 National Conference and notes that for the first time, the conference convened the PHE Canada Board of Directors, Council of Provinces and Territres and the PHE Canada Research Council for meaningful conversation about future projects and collaborations. This sets the stage for acollaborative, strategic steps in the future.

This issue, our peer-reviewed article takes a look at the 2018 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games and the impact participation in competitive wrestling had on a local team of students.

You’ll also find the complete transcript of the R. Tait McKenzie Scholar Address, given this past spring by Dr. Sandra Gibbons. To honour Dr. McKenzie’s legacy of physical activity for all, Dr. Gibons shared some of her research focusing on increasing meaningful engagement of girls and young women in physical education.

This issue, our community spotlight is focused on physical education teacher and competitive CrossFit athlete Nancy McKeage, who leads by example and inspires her students, family and colleagues with her energy, enthusiasm and innovative thinking.

Our teacher to teacher Q&A looks into practical ideas for making nutrition lessons less abstract and more engaging, encouraging students to consider how to genuinely incorporate healthier meals into their everyday lives.

This issue's in-depth research article examines the dance section of the Canadian Association of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (CAHPER) from 1965 until 1985. The group faced a number of challenges including the status of dance within PE, and engaged in conversations about gender inclusivity and the difference between dance in education and dance as an artform.

And finally, we’ve also included a complete list of this past spring’s PHE Canada award winners; all professionals singled out for their teaching, their research and their leadership in their field.

PHE Canada would like to thank each of our contirbutors for their hard work and dedication. Their insights have helped us create an issue we're proud to share with you. We hope you enjoy it!