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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 Recognition Award

October 4, 2018
Dr. Patricia Vertinsky, School of Kinesiology faculty, is the recipient of the 2018 North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) Recognition 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 exploring […]


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 […]


KIN alum named one of BIV’s Top 40 Under 40

September 21, 2018
The UBC School of Kinesiology is proud to announce that Sara Hodson BHK 2002, founder and president of LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic,  has been named as one of BIV’s top 40 under 40 list for 2018, as well as on of the Fastest Growing Companies in BC #23/100! Business in Vancouver highlights the achievements of […]


KIN book launch: Minds and Motion October 25, 2018

September 20, 2018
On October 25, 2018, the School of Kinesiology will toast to the launch of Minds and Motion: Celebrating the People and History of the UBC School of Kinesiology with an official launch at Jack Poole Hall in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre from 6:00-8:00pm. This launch will include introductions from Dr. Robert Boushel, Director and […]


Calvin Kuo awarded Killam Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

September 13, 2018
We are pleased to announce that Calvin Kuo has been awarded the Killam Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship for 2018. The Killam Scholarship and Prize Programmes were established in memory of Izaak Walton Killam through the Will of his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, and through gifts made during her lifetime. Their primary purpose is to support advanced […]


In Memoriam – Laura Robertson

August 28, 2018
Below we share an in memoriam piece submitted to us by Sarah Richter, a friend and fellow student of Laura Robertson, KIN graduate, who passed away on July 30, 2018. Laura Robertson was a School of Kinesiology alumnus, who graduated in May 2017. She was known for her sense of adventure, compassion for helping others, willingness […]


Kinesiology staff receive two 2018 President’s Awards

August 20, 2018
We are pleased to announce that two of our staff members have received 2018 President’s Awards: Kathy Manson, Executive Coordinator and Program Administrator, received the wellbeing award, and Dylan Brown, Program Director, UBC Active Kids, received a community engagement award. Kathy approaches all aspects of her position with empathy and compassion. Whether advocating for the […]


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 […]