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Congratulations to KIN Faculty

February 2, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Darren Warburton (PI) and co-applicants, Dr. Shannon Bredin, Dr. Moss Norman, Dr. Eli Puterman and Dr. Robert Boushel (KIN) for being awarded $100,200 from UBC’s Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF). Dr. Warburton received funding to create, implement, and evaluate an innovative blended learning program in “Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology.” This program […]


ICORD Parasport Research Collaboration – Cameron Gee Awarded 4-Yr Fellowship

December 20, 2016
ICORD PhD student, Cameron Gee, has won the Four-Year Fellowship from the University of British Columbia’s School of Kinesiology and a Mitacs Accelerate Award. Under the supervision of ICORD Principal Investigator, Dr. Christopher West, Gee will receive funding and support from Mitacs, the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (CSI Pacific) and Wheelchair Rugby Canada to study […]


UBC School of Kinesiology Ranked #1 in Canada

December 12, 2016
and #16 in the world in the Shanghai Ranking of World Universities’ Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2016


Carolyn McEwen and Team Canada Rugby Featured on CBC News

November 21, 2016
Congratulations to Carolyn McEwen playing on Team Canada’s National Rugby tour, with a victory over Ireland yesterday (48-7) and will play New Zealand on Wed, Nov. 23. Nov. 24 vs. New Zealand – Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin Nov. 27 vs. England – Twickenham, England Please the CBC News article Athlete of the week.


UBC Kinesiology launches new Masters of High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership

November 16, 2016
The degree program is designed for experienced sport coaches and technical leaders who are looking to advance in their careers and engage in professional development.


KIN Student and Thunderbird Field Hockey MVP, Hannah Haughn, Featured in The Province

November 10, 2016
Kinesiology student Hannah Haughn was named tournament MVP after winning the McCrae Cup U Sports national women field hockey championship final in Toronto on Sunday. Read the full story in The Province.


Chan Gunn Pavillion Funding Announced

November 1, 2016
The Government of Canada has announced $51.5 million investment, by Canada and British Columbia, for infrastructure at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. This includes $4.7 million in federal funding for the construction of the new Chan Gunn Pavilion, which will become an interdisciplinary hub to advance innovations in physical activity and exercise medicine. […]


Photos of UBC President Dr. Santa Ono’s Visit to ICORD


Photos of UBC President Dr. Santa Ono’s visit to ICORD have been posted on the Faculty of Medicine’s Flickr account. Included are images of the School of Kinesiology’s Dr. Tania Lam and her research lab. Please visit the Faculty of Medicine Flickr site for more photos…


Kinesiology Distinguished Speaker Seminar: “The central nervous system (CNS) controls the limbs during human locomotion…or does it?”

October 19, 2016
Seminar Speaker: Dr. Art Kuo, Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary. From a neuroscience perspective, the sequencing and pattern of movements for walking are a matter for the CNS, and not for the body, which faithfully executes the commands it receives. A contrasting perspective is that locomotion is a matter of biomechanical forces and […]


Congratulations to 2016 Hampton New Faculty Award Recipients

October 12, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Bundon and Dr. Moss Norman as recipients of the 2016 Hampton New Faculty Awards.   Dr. Andrea Bundon, Assistant Professor, KIN Barriers and Facilitators Encountered by Canadians with Disabilities when Pursuing Sport Coaching Opportunities – $10,000     Dr. Moss Norman, Assistant Professor, KIN Indigenous Movements: An Indigenist-Centred Exploration of the […]