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Alyona Koulanova (BSc, 2015) and Aryel Maharaj (BSc, 2015) are recipients of the 2017 Teaching Assistant Graduate Student Advancement (TAGSA) award for Best Conference Session led by a graduate student. (Photo by Wes Adams)
Monday, September 11 - 2017
Raquel A. Russell

Two U of T Scarborough graduate students have won a national award for their presentation on Fit-Breaks.

Graduate students, Alyona Koulanova (BSc, 2015) and Aryel Maharaj (BSc, 2015) are recipients of the 2017 Teaching Assistant Graduate Student Advancement (TAGSA) award for Best Conference Session led by a graduate student.

Koulanova and Maharaj co-presented the session titled, “Fit-Breaks: A Physical Activity-Based Intervention for the University Classroom” at the recent Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) conference in Halifax.

Fit-Breaks was originally part of the U of T Scarborough Physical Literacy campaign. Today the 10-minute fitness breaks have been incorporated into the weekly routine of five classes since 2016.

Read more about the Fit-Breaks program here.

Founded in 2013, TAGSA award recognizes a graduate student who facilitates an outstanding conference student-led session at the annual STLHE conference.