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Welcome to the Website for the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators

Our organization represents the administrators of physical education and kinesiology programs at universities in Canada. Our organization had its’ beginnings in Ontario in the 1960’s, with the first national meeting in 1971. The main purpose of CCUPEKA is threefold:

  1. To serve as a forum for discussion among university and physical education administrators in Canada;
  2. To serve as an accrediting body for physical education and kinesiology programs at Canadian universities; and
  3. To provide a voice for Canadian academics on issues of importance to our field of study, which is accomplished through our lobbying initiatives.

You will also find a listing of current job opportunities that exist at CCUPEKA member institutions across the country. Thanks for visiting – we hope you find the information contained in our site helpful.

Current Executive

Dr. Penny Werthner, University of Calgary
Past President
Dr. Wayne Albert, University of New Brunswick
Dr. Glen Bergeron, University of Winnipeg
President Elect
Dr. René Murphy, Acadia University
Dr. Céline Larivière, Laurentian University

Recent Opinions

Jan 2014


Academic Freedom

At post-secondary institutions, one of the key principles that define how we work, and the rights and privileges enjoyed by faculty members, is that of academic freedom. As academics, it is our obligation to search for truth, regardless of current social mores or political wills. It is important that we have some protection from repercussions

Oct 2013


Pay the Piper

In the rat-infested German town of 13th century Hamlin, the fairy tale goes that a piper with magic pipe was promised pay in exchange for ridding the town of disease-bearing vermin. When the town reneged and refused to pay the piper, he promised revenge, later returning to lead the children away forever. Like the piper,