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UBC’s 24-hour movement guidelines video wins 2018 Runner Up IHDCYH Award

January 30, 2019
Congratulations to Dr. Guy Faulkner, Negin Riazi, and Dr. Erica Lau, for winning the Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) 2018 Talks Video Runner Up award. The team’s video, 24-hour movement guidelines for the early years (0-4 years): Disseminating the guidelines through an animated video is an informative and engaging approach to ensuring the […]


Congratulations KUS President Andrew Au 2019 recipient of the Premier Undergraduate Scholarship & Wesbrook Scholar award

January 29, 2019
Congratulations to Andrew Au, KUS President and recipient of the 2018-2019 Premier Undergraduate Scholarship & Wesbrook Scholar award. The scholarships are the University’s most prestigious designations, given to senior students at all levels of study with outstanding academic performance, leadership, involvement in student and community activities, and participation in sports. Andrew is one of 20 outstanding students […]


Dylan Brown, Active Kids Program Director

January 16, 2019
Dylan Brown, School of Kinesiology’s Active Kids Program Director, has been involved in sports in some capacity for as long as he can remember. “As a kid, physical activity and sports were what I was drawn to immediately,” he says. “My mother always said, ‘stick him in the backyard with one tennis ball and he’ll […]


The missing link to lifelong exercise habits

January 14, 2019
  By Jean Buckler, PhD candidate I chose Kinesiology as my field of study because I was passionate about science and how the body worked! Like many KIN undergrads I planned to pursue a career in physiotherapy, but the research experience I gained during my undergraduate degree inspired me to go pursue more in-depth research! […]


Alumni Stories: Randy Zhou


  Randy Zhou, BKin 2014, came to Canada from China as a child. He is an accomplished athlete and a former team Canada silver medalist.  He won the title of 2014 Canadian National Powerlifting champion, and holds several records in BC provincial and Canadian powerlifting divisions. He competed as a member of Team Canada in […]


Alumni Stories: Michael Averill


   Michael Averill, BHK 2006, graduated from UBC in 2006, ran Track and Field, and worked in the Physical Health and Wellness industry for a number of years. His trajectory has changed since his days at UBC. In the past six years Michael has become a full-time musician, and has combined music, storytelling, and social and psychological […]


Alumni Stories: Sarah Richter


I am a proud alumna of UBC’s School of Kinesiology, having recently graduated in May 2017. I’m originally from sunny Kelowna, and enjoyed the Okanagan’s snowy ski seasons growing up. I chose to attend UBC’s Point Grey campus because it’s where my parents received their degrees. My dad even spent a whopping 7 years studying […]


Dr. Eli Puterman speaks about how exercise can reduce stress during the holidays on Global News

December 18, 2018
UBC School of Kinesiology’s Professor Dr. Eli Puterman explains how our bodies handle stress and how exercise can be used to combat this stress around the holidays. See the interview in its entirety on Global News.


Spotlight on a 2018 Grad: Grayson Allen

December 7, 2018
Welcome Grayson Allen, BKin 2018, to the Alumni community. Grayson was one of 34 BKins and 17 graduate students to cross the stage this fall! He received an NSERC undergrad researcher award for Kinesiology in the Health and Integrative Physiology Lab under Dr. Bill Sheel. In his 4th year Grayson represented the School in the Kinesiology […]


Portrait of a budding MA student

December 6, 2018
by Aishwarya Ramachandran I can still recall walking into Dr. Vertinsky’s undergraduate seminar: ‘Gender Matters in Sport, Health, and Physical Activity’. The course would examine how gender and sex shape the way in which sports and physical cultures are structured, experienced and represented. I was hooked in those first few minutes of the class!  I […]