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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 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.

Three Kin Alumni to compete at Track and Field World Championships

July 26, 2017
School of Kinesiology alumni and UBC Thunderbirds Evan Dunfee (BKIN’14, race walk), Mike Mason (BKIN’10, high jump), and Liz Gleadle (BKIN’14, javelin throw) have been chosen to represent Canada at the upcoming International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships, taking place August 4 – 13, 2017 in London, England.

Chris Forgaard, PhD Candidate, receives Franklin Henry Young Scientist Award

July 13, 2017
Award recipients are selected on criteria of scholarly contributions to date and the quality of thesis-related research.  

UBC Kin Alum Cait Haggarty selected to lead Camosun women’s basketball program

July 12, 2017
Camosun College selects former UBC Kin alum Cait Haggarty as Head Coach of the Chargers women’s basketball program.

Carolyn McEwen selected to represent Canada at the 2017 Rugby World Cup

July 11, 2017
Carolyn McEwen has been selected as one of 28 athletes to represent Canada at the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup to be held in Ireland next month.

Fred Hume, Athletics Historian

July 10, 2017
As UBC’s first and only Athletics historian, Fred Hume brings to life the stories of Kinesiology Alumni.