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Dr. Chris West: Pushing the boundaries of spinal cord research

January 16, 2023
Dr. Chris West is at the forefront of spinal cord research, as part of an interdisciplinary team exploring how innovative, implantable stimulation technologies can help people with spinal cord injuries live longer, healthier lives. Having previously worked with the School of Kinesiology, we would like to congratulate Dr. West on this exciting research achievement! Read […]


The UBC Magazine features KIN alumni ambassador

December 12, 2022
The University of British Columbia Magazine recently featured Robyn Freiheit (BKin’15) and her experiences of living and working abroad in Portugal. Robyn has been living in Porto for the past four years, where she works as a freelance marketing, communications and project management specialist, and serves as the alumni UBC Global Alumni Ambassador for Portugal. […]


School of KIN research team wins grant to help hard-to-reach populations

November 30, 2022
KIN professors, Drs. Guy Faulkner, Mark Beauchamp and Eli Puterman have received the John R. Evans Leaders Fund grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, with a complementary match by the BC Knowledge Development Fund. The $1.53 million award will fund the development of the RESPECT Collaboratory, a facility that is designed for building, assessing, […]


KIN student, Lynda Li, wins prestigious award at Global Undergraduate Summit

November 28, 2022
Lynda Li, 4th year undergraduate BKIN student is one of the 25 winners selected in the 2022 Global Undergraduate Awards competition.  There were over 2500 submissions received worldwide.  “Each year thousands of students from around the world submit their undergraduate research projects to The Global Undergraduate Awards (GUA), the world’s leading pan-discipline, undergraduate research awards […]


Congratulations Lynda Li, 2022 Global Undergraduate Award Winner!

September 16, 2022
Congratulations to BKin student Lynda Li for winning the 2022 Global Undergraduate Award for the Social Science: Sociology & Social Policy category! She will receive the award at The Global Undergraduate Awards’ annual Summit in Dublin on November 8, 2022. Each year, thousands of students from around the world submit their undergraduate research projects to […]