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Population Physical Activity Lab takes top spot at UBC Day of the Longboat

October 4, 2017
The Population Physical Activity Lab took the top spot at the UBC Day of the Longboat in the Staff category. Congratulations! 

Go Thunderbirds Nutrition Website helps athletes eat healthy

September 27, 2017
Sport Dietitian, Emma McCrudden, supervised a team of students to create the Go Thunderbirds Nutrition website that includes 60+ recipes.

2017 Saltin International Graduate Course in Exercise & Clinical Physiology

September 21, 2017
This four day international and intensive advanced graduate-level course, wrapped up September 21st in Ottawa.

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 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.