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The Carr-Harris Cup is an anual hockey game between Queen's and RMC

 

Getting their 150

The 2013 Queen’s Student Health Survey indicated that less than 70 per cent of Queen’s students met the recommended standard of 150 minutes of physical activity in a week. In response, Athletics and Recreation (A&R) launched the "Get your 150" campaign.

The campaign aimed to educate students about the importance of physical ­activity for academic success and overall wellness. The campaign also promoted ways students could get the 150 minutes of recommended physical activity.

One key initiative was a Mega Class – the largest fitness class ever held at the Athletics and Recreation ­Centre (ARC). A&R also encouraged students to achieve a minimum of 150 minutes of physical activity each week through intramurals, general workouts, playing pickup or taking the stairs.

In 2013-14, A&R offered more than 15,000 opportunities for physical ­activity and health and wellness. As well, more than 80% of the student population was active in sports or recreational activities on campus.

Participation in intramurals, club ­activities, aquatic programs and general fitness continued to increase. Queen’s earned the 2013 Workplace Wellness Gold Award from Kingston, Frontenac & Lennox and Addington Public Health for health and wellness strategies and activities offered as a collaboration between A&R and Human Resources – initiatives such as a ­Community Health Fair, Stand Up for Your Health, workplace yoga and the Mega Class.

Additional highlights

  • A&R hosted more than 200 home events in 2013-14.

  • 3,000 spectators attended the 28th annual Carr-Harris Cup hockey game between Queen’s and the Royal Military College of Canada at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in downtown Kingston.

  • A&R earned top marks in the 2013-14 Globe and Mail Canadian University Report student satisfaction survey: A+ for the ARC, and an A for overall A&R programs.

[students exercising]
Get your 150!