Welcome back to your UBC Community!
We invite you to continue to be ACTIVE!
Imagine the power of a community of people united by a common bond and mutual commitment to helping one another succeed. That’s the potential of the UBC KIN Alumni Network.
Our community celebrates both “minds and motion.” We are strengthened and enriched by our partnerships with the community beyond the School’s walls, and these connections are of tremendous benefit to our students. For alumni and community members, there are many ways for you to contribute to our students’ development – and yours – as professionals in the vast scope of kinesiology.
Since its foundation in 1946, the School has had extraordinary impact through its graduates on shaping the identity of British Columbians through physical activity in all its forms. Over the last 68 years, our alumni community has contributed immensely to the culture of active living for which BC is famous.
The School has evolved to become one of the most interdisciplinary programs at UBC. And as a result, our community is rich and diverse – with impacts on health care delivery, chronic disease and injury prevention, physical literacy in children, understanding balance deficits among society’s elder population, international diplomacy and how to help Canada’s athletes and coaches optimize their performance, improving the health of people in marginalized communities, socio-cultural issues – disability, mental health, Indigenous health, sexual abuse, the effects of social media and pop culture, gender identity, sustainability, and inclusion.
The strength of any alumni department is dependent on the enthusiasm of its members—you! We invite your participation in the future of the School of Kinesiology. We want you to stay active and connected!
As a UBC Physical Education and Recreation, Human Kinetics or Kinesiology alumnus/a, you have a lot to offer and can make a significant contribution to the Faculty and student community. Volunteering is often an enriching and personal rewarding experience, it’s a great way to stay involved with your alma mater, meet new people, and add value to your degree while also giving back to current students or recent graduates.
The UBC School of Kinesiology is proud to have such generous and supportive donors and alumni in our community. Philanthropic support enables the university to pursue projects and initiatives beyond core funding. The School of Kinesiology’s Development & Alumni Engagement office works with donors and alumni to help facilitate philanthropy in areas of meaning to you, while enhancing the student learning experience, research excellence, and community engagement in pursuit of UBC’s Place and Promise, and the School of Kinesiology’s Strategic Plan. We are currently seeking to create a Chair in Adapted Physical Activity. If there is an area of education you would like to support now or in future, we welcome a conversation to learn more about your wishes and interests.
See what your fellow classmates have been up to. Whether they are a Physical Education and Recreation graduate, Human Kinetics or Kinesiology graduate, you’ll be able to find their story here. Would you like to share your story? We’re always looking for inspiring stories from our alumni.