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A Salute to Retiring UBC Professor and Director Emeritus, Robert (Bob) Sparks

September 18, 2017
After exactly 37 years of extraordinary and wide-ranging service, Professor Robert (Bob) Sparks officially retired from the UBC School of Kinesiology on August 31.


Vancouver Summer Program Recap


The Vancouver Summer Program in Kinesiology welcomed the biggest cohort to date this summer, with 89 visiting International Students across three programs, Sport and Exercise Performance, Coaching Science, and Clinical Kinesiology.


UBC Research Boosted by more than $42 Million in NSERC Funding

September 15, 2017
Bill Sheel was among researchers at UBC who met with Minister of National Defence, Harjit Sajjan, on behalf of the Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, to announce more than $42 million in support of research at UBC.


Running group helps half its graduates quit smoking

September 13, 2017
Half the people who completed a 10-week community running program aimed at helping them quit smoking were successful in their attempt. Many others reduced their smoking, and saw their mental health improve.


Graduate Certificate in High Performance Coaching & Technical Leadership

August 29, 2017
Congratulations to the 13 graduate students who received their Graduate Certificates in High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership (HPC&TL) on Monday, August 28, 2017.


BCHL turning to app to help detect concussions in young players

August 17, 2017
This is an excerpt from an article that was originally published at cbc.ca on August 16, 2017. Read the full text here. The British Columbia Hockey League will be employing a new app this season to help detect concussions in players. The 16-to-20-year-old players on the Junior A hockey league’s 17 teams will take baseline […]


Dr. Guy Faulkner receives federal funding to study physical activity and mental health

August 15, 2017
Dr. Guy Faulkner has received federal funding to study physical activity and its impact on mental health and depression.


Erica Bennett receives SCAPPS Young Scientist Award

August 9, 2017
Erica Bennett, recent PhD graduate, has been selected in the Exercise and Health Psychology category.


Karim Khan named Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis

August 2, 2017
Karim Khan, Professor in the Department of Family Practice and outgoing Co-Director of the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, has been appointed the new Scientific Director of the Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).


Participate in the OMiCS Pilot Study August 2017

July 28, 2017
A Q&A with Anne Lasinsky, PhD student in the School of Kinesiology, who studies child and adolescent heath and will be joining the OMiCS Study this fall.