Student Stories

See what your fellow classmates are up to and what they’re doing with their Kinesiology degrees.

Do you have a unique or KINspiring story to tell? We’re always looking to hear from Kinesiology students whether they’re current students or alumni. Share your story!


Katie Gunnell

Supervisor: Dr. Peter Crocker
Current Program: PhD
Research Area: Exercise Psychology

kgunnell@interchange.ubc.ca

Current Graduate Students


Chris Forgaard

Supervisor: Dr. Ian Franks
Current Program: PhD
Research Area: Human Motor Control: My research program involves using startling acoustic stimuli and single-joint mechanical perturbations to investigate the nature of movement preparation.

chrisforgaard@gmail.com

Current Graduate Students


Shawn Forde

Supervisor: Dr. Brian Wilson and Wendy Frisby
Current Program: PhD
Research Area: Sport for development and peace, social movements, gender, pedagogy

shawn.forde@alumni.ubc.ca

Current Graduate Students


Matt Dolf

Supervisor: Prof. Robert Sparks & Prof. Jan-Anders MÃ¥nson
Current Program: PhD
Research Area: Sport Management and Environmental Sustainability

Current Graduate Students


Inge Derom

Supervisor: Dr. Robert VanWynsberghe
Current Program: PhD
Research Area: Sport Sociology

derom@interchange.ubc.ca

Current Graduate Students


Aaron Chew

Supervisor: Dr. Maria Gallo
Current Program: MKin
Research Area: Speed, strength & power development; injury prevention & rehabilitation; tactical strength & conditioning

achew@alumni.sfu.ca

Current Graduate Students