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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 […]


Alumnus Glenn Mulcahy receives Alumni Builder Award


KIN Alumnus, Glen Mulcahy, BPE 91, was recently awarded the Alumni Builder Award by the School and Alumni UBC for his contribution to the Mentorship Program and to the UBC Kinesiology community. See the full list of recipients here. As founder of Paradigm Sports, Glen invites those interested in putting the love of the game back […]


Exercise as Medicine article published in the Province

November 28, 2018
“Exercise as Medicine”, published in The Province, discusses the importance of exercise in the treatment regime of cancer patients. Don McKenzie, UBC School of Kinesiology Sports Medicine professor, exercise physiologist, and director of the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic, is quoted in the article. Don says of exercise, “Physical activity has been overlooked and underutilized […]


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.