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School of Kinesiology attends Pacifica’s Race for Recovery

August 17, 2018
On Sunday, August 12, community members and participants from Pacifica’s Treatment Centre gathered at Trout Lake for the 1st Annual 5K Fun Run “Race for Recovery”. The School of Kinesiology participated as a partner in the event, which celebrated life, people, community, and the power of exercise in recovery from addiction. Exhilarated runners crossed the […]


Congratulations to Eli Puterman, recipient of the 2018 ISPNE Curtis Richter Award


Dr. Eli Puterman is the recipient of the 2018 International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology (ISPNE) Curt Richter Award. ISPNE has awarded the prestigious Curt Richter Award for over 35 years to a distinguished line of young investigators in the field of psychoneuroendocrinology. The ceremony is held at their annual conference in September, this year in Irvine California. […]


The Origins of Balance Deficits and Falls research cluster launches new website

August 10, 2018
The Origins of Balance Deficits and Falls (OBDAF) research cluster is one of the 23 emerging research clusters funded by the UBC Grants for Catalyzing Research Clusters in 2018. The OBDAF Cluster is led by Drs. Mark Carpenter, Jean-Sébastien Blouin, and Tim Inglis, and includes five other Kinesiology researchers: Drs. Lam, Chua, Kramer, Siegmund, Dalton. […]


UBC Kinesiology #4 in the world, #1 in Canada in 2018 QS World Rankings

August 2, 2018
This ranking covers sports (or exercise) science, sports studies, and kinesiology – as well as sports psychology and sports management in certain cases.


Chan Gunn Pavilion serves as new home for sports medicine and exercise science at UBC

July 27, 2018
In March 2018, the Chan Gunn Pavilion opened its doors on Wesbrook Mall to serve as the new hub for sports medicine and exercise science at UBC.


KIN faculty publish paper in eLife

July 16, 2018
UBC KIN faculty member, Jean-Sebastien Blouin, as well as Romain Tisserand, Christopher J Dakin, Machiel HF Van der Loos, Elizabeth A Croft, and Timothy J Inglis have had their paper, “Down regulation of vestibular balance stabilizing mechanisms to enable transition between motor states,” published in the latest edition of the prestigious journal, eLife, which publishes […]


Vancouver to host the 2020 International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress

July 9, 2018
The University of British Columbia’s School of Kinesiology (Faculty of Education), the Indigenous Physical Activity and Cultural Circle, the Vancouver Convention Centre, and Tourism Vancouver are proud to announce that Vancouver will host the 2020 International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Congress, October 28 to 31, 2020. The ISPAH Congress is held every […]


School of Kinesiology partners with Pacifica Treatment Centre’s Race for Recovery

July 6, 2018
The School of Kinesiology is proud to support Pacifica Treatment Centre as a partner for the Race for Recovery 2018, which will help raise funds for the centre’s exercise program. The 5km race will take place around Trout Lake Park in Vancouver from 10am – 2 pm on August 12, 2018. The Race for Recovery […]


Conference explores health and wellness in remote Indigenous communities

May 9, 2018
Aboriginal Physical Activity & Cultural Circle (APACC), teamed with UBC and Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology to host the 2018...


Study finds seniors stick with fitness routines when they work out together

April 30, 2018
Older adults are more likely to stick with a group exercise program if they can do it with people their own age, a new UBC School of Kinesiology study has found.