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UBC Co-op Council meets with Professor Ono March 27, 2017

On Friday, March 24th, Simone Longpré, Co-op Coordinator for the School of Kinesiology, and the UBC Co-op Council met with UBC President, Professor Ono.
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Raed Alamro’s MSc Thesis Defence March 23, 2017

Abstract: Background: The ability to maintain postural stability during sitting or standing depends critically on motor function in the trunk muscles. Trunk muscle function is typically assumed to be poor or absent in people with a complete spinal cord injury (SCI) at or above the thoracic level. However, recent studies have revealed sparing of trunk […]
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J. Megan Brousseau’s MSc Defence March 20, 2017

Abstract: A spinal cord injury (SCI), results in a myriad of serious secondary health complications including cardiovascular disease, pressure ulcers and obesity due to immobility, and suicide due to the prevalence of depressive disorders. These health conditions and chronic illnesses could be reduced by improving fitness and mobility by participation in physical activity and exercise. […]
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Jessie McDougall’s MA Thesis Proposal

Abstract: Athletes appear to have higher pain tolerances than non-athletes, but it is not known why (Tesarz et al., 2012). Examining dynamic measures of pain such as conditioned pain modulation (CPM) may help explain the relationship between sport participation and pain tolerance. Athletes appear to have better CPM than non-athletes (Flood et al., 2016), but […]
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Kinesiology Distinguished Seminar Series: “Exploring Hypoxia as an Ergogenic Aid for Endurance Athletes” March 16, 2017

On April 5th from 12:30pm to 2:00pm join us for our next Kinesiology Distinguished Seminar Series featuring Dr. Jerome Dempsey, Professor Emeritus of Preventive Medicine at University of Wisconsin, Madison.
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Freda Warner’s PhD Thesis Proposal

Abstract: For individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI), parts of the body that were once connected to the brain become isolated, leading to diminished movement (paralysis), reduced sensation, and various secondary conditions. Presenting in the initial days to weeks after injury, pain represents a particularly debilitating consequence of SCI, significantly affecting quality of life. Unfortunately, […]
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UBC Kinesiology ranked #1 in Canada and #4 in the World

UBC's School of Kinesiology ranks #1 in Canada and #4 in the world, as measured by the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject for Universities that specialize in Sports-Related Subjects.
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Congratulations to the Physical Activity Research Centre (PARC) on a City of Vancouver 2017 Award of Excellence March 3, 2017

PARC has been selected to receive a City of Vancouver 2017 Award of Excellence in the Accessible City category.
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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.
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School of Kinesiology’s Dr. Michael Koehle shortlisted for Canadian astronaut program March 1, 2017

For Koehle, a practicing physician-scientist and associate professor at UBC Vancouver, becoming an astronaut isn’t something he ever expected to happen.
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