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KIN alum Doug Staveley inducted into Richmond Sports Wall of Fame

November 1, 2018
Doug Staveley, BPE’68, was recently inducted into the Richmond Sports Wall of Fame. Staveley  flaunts an impressive career in both athletics and coaching. As an undergraduate student, he played for UBC Thunderbirds’ rugby and football teams, while volunteering as an assistant football coach at Steveston High. Hired by Steveston High after his graduation, Staveley was […]

In Memoriam – Earle F. Zeigler

October 30, 2018
Alumni,, physical educators and kinesiologists more generally will be sad to hear that , PhD, LLD, D.Sc, died September 29, 2018 at age 99. Following his leadership in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario he retired to Richmond, BC where he continued to contribute vibrantly to the field of physical education and kinesiology. Zeigler […]

The video for the “Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years” research , has been awarded a Gold W3 Award

October 23, 2018
About the research: UBC’s Dr. Guy Faulkner, in the School of Kinesiology, was a research contributor to the new movement guidelines on sleep, physical activity, and sedentary behavior for children under five years of age, and is playing a key role in promoting their implementation. The 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for the Early Years (0-4 years) […]

Kinesiology’s newly designed 2016 – 2020 Strategic Plan Brochure

October 22, 2018
The School of Kinesiology’s newly designed Strategic Plan is now available on our website. This plan includes our mission, vision, values, and covers our four strategic pillars and priorities over four years.

University of Birmingham’s MSc Physiotherapy info session October 19

October 11, 2018
Are you interested in a career in Physiotherapy and global education? University of Birmingham in the UK, ranked 5th in the world for sports-related subjects, offers an MSc in Physiotherapy program that is open to all international applicants. We are holding an information session on October 19 in War Memorial Gym room 208 at 9:30am. […]

Congratulations Dr. Darren Warburton and team on CIHR grant

October 9, 2018
Congratulations to KIN faculty Dr. Darren Warburton and his team for being awarded a $75,000 CIHR Operating Grant: Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research. Dr. Warburton’s team includes Dr. Jan Hare and Co-Investigators Dr. Shannon Bredin (KIN), Dr. Tanis Mihalynuk, Dr. Rosalin Miles (KIN), Dr. Moss Norman (KIN), Dr. Paul Oh, and Dr. Ryan Rhodes. The funds will […]

Dr. Patricia Vertinsky the recipient of the 2018 North American Society for Sport History Lifetime Achievement Award

October 4, 2018
Dr. Patricia Vertinsky, School of Kinesiology faculty, is the recipient of the 2018 North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) Lifetime Achievement Award. Since 1991, NASSH has presented the award to an individual or an organization in recognition of their significant service to the academic field of sport history. Dr. Vertinsky is a historian of physical culture […]

KIN study finds exercise reduces stress, improves cellular health in family caregivers

October 3, 2018
School of Kinesiology Professor, Eli Puterman’s study on family caregivers shines light on how exercise can reduce stress and improve cellular health. The study found that exercising at least three times a week for six months reduced stress in a group of family caregivers and even appeared to lengthen a small section of their chromosomes […]

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 […]