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KIN Alumni and Current Students Competing in Rio

August 15, 2016
Best wishes for all Kinesiology Alumni and current students competing at Rio 2016!!! Blair Bann Volleyball Men’s Volleyball Edmonton, Alta. Alumni Luc Bruchet Athletics 5000m White Rock, B.C. Alumni Evan Dunfee Athletics Racewalk Richmond, B.C. Alumni Nikola Girke Sailing Mixed nacra 17 (multihull) Vancouver, BC Alumni Liz Gleadle Athletics Javelin Vancouver, BC Alumni Antoni Kindler Field Hockey Men’s Field Hockey […]


Dr. Guy Faulkner – Keynote speaker at 10th annual forum of the Alberta Centre for Active Living.

July 20, 2016
In May, Dr. Guy Faulkner was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Physical Activity Forum at the Alberta Centre for Active Living. He presented “Sweat is the Best Antidepressant: Where do we go from here?” The forum video, presentation slides and a highlights sheet for practitioners are now available at the Alberta Centre for Active […]


Congratulations Dr. Eli Puterman

May 11, 2016
Congratulations to Dr Eli Puterman, a recipient of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research 2016 Scholar Award. Foundation funding will allow for the successful realization of Dr Puterman’s vision that maximizes capacity to improve the health of Canada’s adult populations who are at risk for accelerated aging and disease development.


Dr. John Kramer featured on Roundhouse Radio 98.3

April 19, 2016
Roundhouse Radio 98.3 Vancouver Our City with Kirk LaPointe – Dr. John Kramer (Apr 19, 2016) Kirk speaks with Dr. John Kramer, Principal Investigator at ICORD, about the recent research from Ohio State University that shows movement in the hands of people with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury using recordings from the brain. http://cirh.streamon.fm/listen-pl-2463 […]


Storm the Wall 2016

March 23, 2016
Congratulations to the School of Kinesiology “Storm the Wall” team! Great way to start off “Storm the Wall” on a strong note! “Team Osbornalicious” did a superb job representing the School of Kinesiology and the Kinesiology Outreach Programs. Both “Active Kids” and “BodyWorks” are featured prominently, including Gymnastics Instructors, Personal Trainers, Group Fitness Instructors and […]


Concussion management app developed by UBC Kinesiology Master’s student Harrison Brown


By Michael Choi  ·  March 21, 2016, 8:06 p.m. The Ubyssey | A concussion management app, Head Check Health, has been developed by a UBC Master of Kinesiology graduate and PhD candidate, Harrison Brown. Along with cofounders Kerry Costello — chief operating officer and recent MBA graduate from UBC — and Alexey Manov — manufacturing […]


Congratulations to Canada Research Chair Dr. Eli Puterman

February 12, 2016
The Canada Research Chairs Secretariat has issued its public announcement of newly appointed Chairholders and it is our great pleasure to congratulate Dr. Eli Puterman on his appointment as Canada Research Chair.   Dr. Eli Puterman, Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology, has been appointed as a Tier II CRC in Physical Activity and Health.  Dr. Puterman joined the Faculty in July 2015 […]


Brown Bag Seminar: “Creating an Impact:  Translating Knowledge in Health Promotion”


In order for evidence-based health promotion interventions and guidelines to have impact they must be widely disseminated in and translated to real world settings.  Using her conceptual model as a guiding framework, Dr. Gainforth will present an overview of her research program that aims to examine the process of knowledge translation – the act of […]


Brown Bag Seminar: “Is HIIT Hot or Hated? High-Intensity Interval Training from an Exercise Psychology Perspective”


High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has garnered interest and popularity in mainstream media, but has been the target of much criticism and debate in exercise psychology. HIIT promotes similar health benefits as continuous moderate-intensity exercise in significantly less time, but its viability as a health promotion strategy is often questioned. In this talk, Dr. Jung will […]


Brown Bag Seminar Series: “Which way is up? Understanding the role of visual motion in the estimation of the orientation gravity.”

February 1, 2016
Knowing which way is up is essential for maintaining posture and successful movement. To estimate verticality we use visual cues from our environment and gravity cues from the somatosensory and vestibular systems. Vestibular derived gravity cues are ambiguous with respect to translational motion, requiring an estimate of head tilt to disambiguate them. Visual motion cues […]