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Congratulations to Dr. Jordan Guenette, the recipient of Young Investigator’s Award

November 6, 2018
Dr. Jordan Guenette, has won the very prestigious Young Investigator’s Award from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.  Dr. Guenette received his BHK (2004), MSc (2006) and PhD (2010) in Exercise and Respiratory Physiology in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. He is now an associate professor in UBC Physiotherapy and works […]


Congratulations Dr. Shannon Bredin and team on the SSHRC Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection Grant


Congratulations to  Dr. Shannon Bredin, Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology, for being awarded a $45,300 SSHRC Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection Grant. This grant will support a series of community-led, co-created activities designed to gain understanding of how we can help shape and transform the teaching and learning of Indigenous knowledges, perspectives, and […]


KIN alum Doug Staveley inducted into Richmond Sports Wall of Fame

November 1, 2018
Doug Staveley, BPE’68, was recently inducted into the Richmond Sports Wall of Fame. Staveley  flaunts an impressive career in both athletics and coaching. As an undergraduate student, he played for UBC Thunderbirds’ rugby and football teams, while volunteering as an assistant football coach at Steveston High. Hired by Steveston High after his graduation, Staveley was […]


In Memoriam – Earle F. Zeigler

October 30, 2018
Alumni,, physical educators and kinesiologists more generally will be sad to hear that , PhD, LLD, D.Sc, died September 29, 2018 at age 99. Following his leadership in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario he retired to Richmond, BC where he continued to contribute vibrantly to the field of physical education and kinesiology. Zeigler […]


The video for the “Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years” research , has been awarded a Gold W3 Award

October 23, 2018
About the research: UBC’s Dr. Guy Faulkner, in the School of Kinesiology, was a research contributor to the new movement guidelines on sleep, physical activity, and sedentary behavior for children under five years of age, and is playing a key role in promoting their implementation. The 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years) […]


Kinesiology’s newly designed 2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan Brochure

October 22, 2018
The School of Kinesiology’s newly designed Strategic Plan is now available on our website. This plan includes our mission, vision, values, and covers our four strategic pillars and priorities over four years.


University of Birmingham’s MSc Physiotherapy info session October 19

October 11, 2018
Are you interested in a career in Physiotherapy and global education? University of Birmingham in the UK, ranked 5th in the world for sports-related subjects, offers an MSc in Physiotherapy program that is open to all international applicants. We are holding an information session on October 19 in War Memorial Gym room 208 at 9:30am. […]


Congratulations Dr. Darren Warburton and team on CIHR grant

October 9, 2018
Congratulations to KIN faculty Dr. Darren Warburton and his team for being awarded a $75,000 CIHR Operating Grant: Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research. Dr. Warburton’s team includes Dr. Jan Hare and Co-Investigators Dr. Shannon Bredin (KIN), Dr. Tanis Mihalynuk, Dr. Rosalin Miles (KIN), Dr. Moss Norman (KIN), Dr. Paul Oh, and Dr. Ryan Rhodes. The funds will […]


Dr. Patricia Vertinsky the recipient of the 2018 North American Society for Sport History Lifetime Achievement Award

October 4, 2018
Dr. Patricia Vertinsky, School of Kinesiology faculty, is the recipient of the 2018 North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) Lifetime Achievement Award. Since 1991, NASSH has presented the award to an individual or an organization in recognition of their significant service to the academic field of sport history. Dr. Vertinsky is a historian of physical culture […]


KIN study finds exercise reduces stress, improves cellular health in family caregivers

October 3, 2018
School of Kinesiology Professor, Eli Puterman’s study on family caregivers shines light on how exercise can reduce stress and improve cellular health. The study found that exercising at least three times a week for six months reduced stress in a group of family caregivers and even appeared to lengthen a small section of their chromosomes […]