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Freda Warner’s PhD Thesis Proposal March 16, 2017

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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Dr. Bill Sheel receives federal funding to support study of breathlessness and aging February 28, 2017

Dr. Bill Sheel has received $190,317 project funding through CFI's John R. Evan Leaders Fund ($76,127) with matching funds awarded through the BCKDF.
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Desi McEwan receives Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship February 17, 2017

Desi McEwan, 4th Year PhD student in Dr. Mark Beauchamp’s PEHPA Lab, has been selected as one of 23 recipients of the 2016-2017 Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.
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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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