Dr. STEPHEN SMITH is the Academic Associate Dean and formerDirector of Professional Programs at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada. His scholarly work pertains to curricular and instructional practices in physical education, health and vitality, and the somatics of teacher education. Drawing on human science methodologies, he has investigated the acquisition of movement competence and the means whereby children and youth are taught to become physically proficient. His earlier writings explore gesture theory and its applications to physical education, health education, and teacher education. Later writings are concerned with the contexts in which somatic sensibilities develop. Writing of ‘pedagogical complexions,’ Dr. Smith extends consideration of motile consciousness to matters of intercultural and multilinguistic sense-making. Also, in taking up the ‘animal turn’ in the human sciences, Dr. Smith has taken up questions of embodied relationality within interspecies contexts and, specifically, within paradigms of horse training. The somaesthetic basis to these writings involves continuing explorations of a range of sports and athletic disciplines, including running, swimming, surfing, horse riding and the circus and flow arts. These practices have been incorporated at Simon Fraser University within the undergraduate PE curriculum, the masters program in Health Education and Active Living, and the doctoral program in Curriculum Theory and Implementation which Dr. Smith coordinates.