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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 […]


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.