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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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Alexandra Korotchenko’s PhD Thesis Defence December 2, 2016

Abstract: Despite the high prevalence of walking difficulties and widespread use of mobility aids in later life, to date, there has been minimal scholarly interest in the study of canes and walkers. Building on the existing literatures in rehabilitation, social gerontology, and geographies of disability, the present study aimed to gain a fuller understanding of […]
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Jeremy Martin’s MKin Major Paper Presentation December 1, 2016

Abstract: Informed intuition is a phrase coined to describe a level of expertise that strength and conditioning coaches exhibit, based on a combination of formal knowledge (schooling, research, etc.) and practical experience. This informed intuition allows coaches to make quick, day of decisions, sometimes based on no more than a “feeling”.  Read more »
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Mitchell Mayville’s MKin Major Paper Presentation

Abstract: The countermovement jump (CMJ) test is a fast and non-invasive testing method that can be used to measure neuromuscular fatigue (NMF). Its implementation has changed in recent years as movement related variables (i.e. Concentric Duration) in addition to performance related variables (i.e. Relative Peak Power) have been analysed to provide a different insight into […]
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Liv Yoon’s PhD Thesis Proposal November 29, 2016

Abstract: Through this dissertation, I aim to explore how environmental matters and controversies surrounding the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games are communicated. The study revolves around the contested development of Mount Gariwang – the former Class 1 Protected Area for Forest Genetic Resource Conservation – that has now been transformed into the official alpine skiing […]
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George Grose’s MSc Thesis Proposal November 28, 2016

Abstract: The senses of position and movement are known collectively as kinaesthesia.  Muscle spindles are length sensitive receptors, considered pivotal to these senses.  Mechanical muscle vibration artificially stimulates muscle spindles and this can lead to illusory limb postures and movements, thereby disrupting kinaesthesia.  Read More »
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Paolo Dominelli’s PhD Thesis Defence

Abstract: The purpose of this thesis was to investigate sex differences in the integrated response to high respiratory muscle work during exercise. To accomplish this, I developed two novel methodologies (Chapters 2 & 4) in order to answer two subsequent research questions (Chapters 3 & 5). Read More »  
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Carolyn McEwen and Team Canada Rugby Featured on CBC News November 21, 2016

Congratulations to Carolyn McEwen playing on Team Canada’s National Rugby tour, with a victory over Ireland yesterday (48-7) and will play New Zealand on Wed, Nov. 23. Nov. 24 vs. New Zealand – Donnybrook Stadium, Dublin Nov. 27 vs. England – Twickenham, England Please the CBC News article Athlete of the week.  
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Christopher Forgaard’s PhD Thesis Proposal

Abstract: Mechanical perturbations to the upper limbs elicit reflexive responses in stretched muscle at short (M1: 25-50 ms) and long-latency (M2: 50-100 ms). When the participant is instructed to actively compensate for the perturbation, M1 is usually unaffected, M2 increases in size, and is followed by a voluntary response. It remains unclear if the observed […]
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UBC Kinesiology launches new Masters of High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership November 16, 2016

The School of Kinesiology will soon offer a new Masters of High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership Degree. The degree program is designed for experienced sport coaches and technical leaders who are looking to advance in their careers and engage in professional development. The program offers a strong foundation for present and future high-performance coaches […]
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