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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 […]
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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.
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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 […]
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Nadine Kallas MA Thesis Proposal January 26, 2017

Abstract: Canada has played a significant role in one of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis by welcoming and supporting nearly 40,000 Syrian refugees into our communities to date. There is a growing initiative by community partners and academic institutions to conduct research on the integration and long-term health outcomes of Syrian refugees. Existing research reveals […]
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Damian Manzone’s MSc Thesis Proposal January 13, 2017

Abstract: The current thesis proposal will focus on the facilitation and downregulation of sensory information during goal-directed movement. Specifically, the presence or absence of tactile gating, in which humans display a reduced ability to detect tactile stimulations on the skin before and during active or passive movement, will be explored. Recent findings suggest that the […]
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Brittany Epple’s MA Thesis Proposal January 10, 2017

Abstract: Sport-related concussions are emerging as a growing health concern, with the documented occurrence doubling over the last decade (Mrazik et al., 2016). Susceptibility to more severe subsequent concussions increases after the first occurrence, and is often accompanied by a negative emotional experience (Elbin et al., 2014). One key to successfully overcoming injury is an ability […]
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Elliott Marsh’s MKin Major Paper Presentation January 9, 2017

Abstract: Current research shows that approximately 50% of averagely active adults suffer from some degree of myofascial dysfunction or pain due to acute muscular trauma, or the repetitive wear and tear of daily life. Given the increase in chronic workload experienced by high level athletes, it is conceivable that this number may be even higher […]
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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 […]
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UBC School of Kinesiology Ranked #1 in Canada December 12, 2016

UBC’s School of Kinesiology, along with the Allan Mcgavin Sports Medical Center and the School of Health and Exercise Science, ranked #1 in Canada and #16 in the world in the Shanghai Ranking of World Universities’ Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments 2016. The rankings are based upon research output, research quality and […]
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Final Exams – Extra Peer Advising Hours December 5, 2016

Finals coming up faster than you thought? Your Kinesiology Peer Academic Coaches (KPAC) will be hosting EXTRA drop in hours DURING FINALS! Please see the KPAC webpage for details.
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