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Smartphone health apps miss some daily activity of users

December 7, 2017
Marcus Duncan, Guy Faulkner, Kelly Wunderlich and Yingying Zhao found if you use your smartphone to monitor your physical activity, you’re probably more active than it suggests.


Lab Crawl introduces Kinners to Spinal Research

November 16, 2017
The first Lab Crawl for the 2017/18 Winter term took place on Friday, November 3rd at the Blusson Spinal Cord Centre and hosted 18 KIN students across all year levels.


Kinesiology Mentorship Program Launches for 2017/18

November 1, 2017
On October 24th, the Kinesiology Mentorship Program celebrated 9 years of mentorship, and hosted its annual kick-off event celebration at Cecil Green Park House, sponsored by AlumniUBC.


UBC Kinesiology Faculty and Research Assistants take top spot in UBC Rec’s Para Sport Games

October 23, 2017
Dr. Andrea Bundon, Dr. Carolyn McEwen, and a team of research assistants and friends competed in UBC Rec's Para Sport Games, claiming first place in the Staff Division. Congratulations!


Romeo Chua awarded a SCAPPS Fellowship in the Society

October 20, 2017
Romeo Chua was awarded a Fellowship in the Society at the 2017 SCAPPS conference held in St John’s NL.


OMiCS Team visits Science World


The Optimizing Movement in Children Study (OMiCS) visited Science World on October 7 to meet and engage with children for Science World's Meet a Scientist day.


Study to explore impact of heart function on motor outcomes following spinal cord injury

October 18, 2017
Dr. Chris West and Dr. Brian Kwon have been awarded $1.926 million from the US Department of Defense to study how the functioning of the heart after a spinal cord injury can impact motor outcomes.


Population Physical Activity Lab takes top spot at UBC Day of the Longboat

October 4, 2017
The Population Physical Activity Lab took the top spot at the UBC Day of the Longboat in the Staff category. Congratulations! 


Go Thunderbirds Nutrition Website helps athletes eat healthy

September 27, 2017
Sport Dietitian, Emma McCrudden, supervised a team of students to create the Go Thunderbirds Nutrition website that includes 60+ recipes.


2017 Saltin International Graduate Course in Exercise & Clinical Physiology

September 21, 2017
This four day international and intensive advanced graduate-level course, wrapped up September 21st in Ottawa.