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Stay connected with the School of Kinesiology by reading news stories related to our research, faculty, students, and alumni.


Randy Zhou

January 14, 2019
  Randy Zhou, BKin 2014, came to Canada from China as a child. He is an accomplished athlete and a former team Canada silver medalist.  He won the title of 2014 Canadian National Powerlifting champion, and holds several records in BC provincial and Canadian powerlifting divisions. He competed as a member of Team Canada in […]


Michael Averill


   Michael Averill, BHK 2006, graduated from UBC in 2006, ran Track and Field, and worked in the Physical Health and Wellness industry for a number of years. His trajectory has changed since his days at UBC. In the past six years Michael has become a full-time musician, and has combined music, storytelling, and social and psychological […]


Sarah Richter


I am a proud alumna of UBC’s School of Kinesiology, having recently graduated in May 2017. I’m originally from sunny Kelowna, and enjoyed the Okanagan’s snowy ski seasons growing up. I chose to attend UBC’s Point Grey campus because it’s where my parents received their degrees. My dad even spent a whopping 7 years studying […]


Dr. Eli Puterman speaks about how exercise can reduce stress during the holidays on Global News

December 18, 2018
UBC School of Kinesiology’s Professor Dr. Eli Puterman explains how our bodies handle stress and how exercise can be used to combat this stress around the holidays. See the interview in its entirety on Global News.


Spotlight on a 2018 Grad: Grayson Allen

December 7, 2018
Welcome Grayson Allen, BKin 2018, to the Alumni community. Grayson was one of 34 BKins and 17 graduate students to cross the stage this fall! He received an NSERC undergrad researcher award for Kinesiology in the Health and Integrative Physiology Lab under Dr. Bill Sheel. In his 4th year Grayson represented the School in the Kinesiology […]


Portrait of a budding MA student

December 6, 2018
by Aishwarya Ramachandran I can still recall walking into Dr. Vertinsky’s undergraduate seminar: ‘Gender Matters in Sport, Health, and Physical Activity’. The course would examine how gender and sex shape the way in which sports and physical cultures are structured, experienced and represented. I was hooked in those first few minutes of the class!  I […]


Alumnus Glenn Mulcahy receives Alumni Builder Award


KIN Alumnus, Glen Mulcahy, BPE 91, was recently awarded the Alumni Builder Award by the School and Alumni UBC for his contribution to the Mentorship Program and to the UBC Kinesiology community. See the full list of recipients here. As founder of Paradigm Sports, Glen invites those interested in putting the love of the game back […]


Exercise as Medicine article published in the Province

November 28, 2018
“Exercise as Medicine”, published in The Province, discusses the importance of exercise in the treatment regime of cancer patients. Don McKenzie, UBC School of Kinesiology Sports Medicine professor, exercise physiologist, and director of the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic, is quoted in the article. Don says of exercise, “Physical activity has been overlooked and underutilized […]


Congratulations to Dr. Jordan Guenette, the recipient of Young Investigator’s Award

November 6, 2018
Dr. Jordan Guenette, has won the very prestigious Young Investigator’s Award from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.  Dr. Guenette received his BHK (2004), MSc (2006) and PhD (2010) in Exercise and Respiratory Physiology in the School of Kinesiology at the University of British Columbia. He is now an associate professor in UBC Physiotherapy and works […]


Congratulations Dr. Shannon Bredin and team on the SSHRC Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection Grant


Congratulations to  Dr. Shannon Bredin, Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology, for being awarded a $45,300 SSHRC Indigenous Research Capacity and Reconciliation Connection Grant. This grant will support a series of community-led, co-created activities designed to gain understanding of how we can help shape and transform the teaching and learning of Indigenous knowledges, perspectives, and […]