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Running can be the key to quitting smoking: study

March 2, 2017
Dr. Carly Priebe, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Population Physical Activity Lab discusses how running can help smokers quit.


School of Kinesiology’s Dr. Michael Koehle shortlisted for Canadian astronaut program

March 1, 2017
This story is an excerpt published from “Three UBCers shortlisted for Canadian astronaut programs” by Neha Sree Tadepalli, published in the Ubyssey on February 27, 2017. Read the whole story here. In June 2016, for the fourth time in Canadian space history, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) launched a call for potential astronauts. Of those […]


Dr. Bill Sheel receives federal funding to support study of breathlessness and aging

February 28, 2017
Dr. Bill Sheel, Professor and head of the Health and Integrative Physiology Lab, has received $190,317 to study the causes of sex-based differences in breathlessness, with the ultimate goal of improving breathlessness in aging.


Desi McEwan receives Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship

February 17, 2017
Desi McEwan, 4th Year PhD student in Dr. Mark Beauchamp’s Psychology of Exercise, Health, & Physical Activity (PEHPA) Lab within the School of Kinesiology, has been selected as one of twenty-three recipients of the 2016-2017 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships as awarded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Desi joins a select group of scholars […]


Brown Bag Seminar Series: Fatigue-related changes to the motor pathway: don’t forget the motor neurons

February 6, 2017
Dr. Chris McNeil has been an Assistant Professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBCO since 2012. Prior to that, he completed a PhD at The University of Western Ontario in London under the supervision of Dr. Charles Rice followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Neuroscience Research Australia (formerly Prince of Wales […]


Don’t be so hard on yourself!

February 3, 2017
Peter Crocker, and prior PhD graduates, Katie Gunnell, Amber Mosewich, and Carolyn McEwen collaborate on a study looking at stress in first-year university students. Their research shows that self-compassion can be successful in reducing stress levels in students transitioning from high school to university. See the full story at UBC Public Affairs.


Congratulations to KIN Faculty

February 2, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Darren Warburton (PI) and co-applicants, Dr. Shannon Bredin, Dr. Moss Norman, Dr. Eli Puterman and Dr. Robert Boushel (KIN) for being awarded $100,200 from UBC’s Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF). Dr. Warburton received funding to create, implement, and evaluate an innovative blended learning program in “Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology.” This program […]


ICORD Parasport Research Collaboration – Cameron Gee Awarded 4-Yr Fellowship

December 20, 2016
ICORD PhD student, Cameron Gee, has won the Four-Year Fellowship from the University of British Columbia’s School of Kinesiology and a Mitacs Accelerate Award. Under the supervision of ICORD Principal Investigator, Dr. Christopher West, Gee will receive funding and support from Mitacs, the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (CSI Pacific) and Wheelchair Rugby Canada to study […]


UBC School of Kinesiology Ranked #1 in Canada

December 12, 2016
and #16 in the world in the Shanghai Ranking of World Universities’ Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2016


Carolyn McEwen and Team Canada Rugby Featured on CBC News

November 21, 2016
Congratulations to Carolyn McEwen playing on Team Canada’s National Rugby tour, with a victory over Ireland yesterday (48-7) and will play New Zealand on Wed, Nov. 23. Nov. 24 vs. New Zealand – Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin Nov. 27 vs. England – Twickenham, England Please the CBC News article Athlete of the week.