The Kinesiology Peer Academic Coaching (KPAC) Program is a collaboration between the Kinesiology Undergraduate Society (KUS) and the School of Kinesiology that supports the student learning experience.
KPAC Coaches are volunteer leadership positions held by senior Kinesiology students that facilitate group learning opportunities through delivering academic skill development workshop and social Kinesthetic Learning Events in the fall and winter semester.
KPAC is run by students, for students. We listen to your voice, and provide a program that we know will benefit you the most.
Each term, our coaches provide free student-led workshops to help you develop skills and strategies to progress through your Kinesiology degree with confidence.
Come on your own, or come with friends. Our interactive workshops are a great place to:
- spend time with other KIN students;
- improve your study skills and;
- develop new learning strategies
Meet Your KPAC Coaches
Program: Interdisciplinary Stream (IDKN)
Year of Graduation: 2018
Why I joined KPAC: I found the idea of University quite intimidating when I was beginning my first year. I wanted to help minimize the intimidation and guide students through their transition into University academics by providing them with the tools and support necessary for self-confidence and success.
Fun fact about myself: I went on exchange to the U.K. for a semester last year. It was an amazing opportunity to take classes that were different than those offered at UBC and it gave me a new perspective on academics.
Program: Kinesiology and Health Science Stream (KINH)
Year of Graduation: May 2018
Why you joined KPAC: I have been in countless roles where I receive the privilege in enhancing the first year experience to incoming students and one of the things constantly bringing me back is the energy and enthusiasm they bring to the university. Don’t hesitate to ask me questions!
Fun fact about yourself: I do most of my studying at the places I work at because I seem to be the most productive there. I transfer my hard-working mentality when I work at the pool and lab to my studies, hence I am constantly playing mind games on myself in order to be productive.
Program: Kinesiology, Interdisciplinary Stream (IDKN)
Year of graduation: May 2018
Why you joined KPAC: I struggled to keep up with my studies in first year and a lot of senior Kin students took time out to help me. When I heard KPAC was a place for me to formally give back as a Coach, I knew I had to join and pay the kindness forward.
Fun fact about yourself: I have lived in 4 major cities in Canada (Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver)
Year of graduation: 2019
Why you joined KPAC: The transition from high school to university can be overwhelming; it took some time before I got adjusted and learned what I needed to do to meet my own academic goals. I joined KPAC because I want to use what I’ve learned to support 1st year students in academic and non-academic aspects of their transition from high school to university, so that they can be as successful as they want to be during their time at UBC.
Fun fact about yourself: Following the completion of my kinesiology degree, I want to do my masters in Occupational Therapy and eventually work with children.
Program: Kinesiology & Health Sciences (KINH)
Year of graduation: 2021 (Excited to spend a year in Co-op!)
Why you joined KPAC: I wanted to be involved with the Academic side of the KUS and the UBC School of Kin and meet some cool people.
Fun fact about yourself: I play 5 instruments! (try to guess next time you see me )
How to Handle Midterms Workshop (TERM 1)
How to Write Lab Reports
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Henry Angus 243
Welcome to university, where Lab Reports are not as simple as they seem! This workshop will help you organize, cite, and structure your lab reports.
KIN 151 Workshop
Thursday, November 2, 2017
This workshop is here to help you succeed in Biomechanics.
The Final Countdown: How to Handle Final Exams!
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Final exams are a stressful time across campus; KPAC is here for you! We provide a workshop intended to help you prepare for and write your final exams, while keeping your sanity.
Thank you for your interest in the KPAC position. Applications are currently being reviewed.
If you have any questions or inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.