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CHIR Indigenous COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Approved

May 14, 2021
  Congratulations to Darren Warburton, Rosalin Miles, Shannon Bredin, and Jan Hare for successfully receiving CIHR Funding for their project, “Enhancing culturally-safe ways for community wholistic health and wellness aspirations during COVID-19.” This novel Indigenous-led initiative aims to address and mitigate potential impacts on Indigenous community health and wellbeing.


Congratulations Kai Kaufman, recipient of the 2021 Dean’s Award for Staff Excellence for Outstanding Service in the Emerging Leader category 2020/21.


The Dean’s Awards for Staff Excellence recognize Faculty of Education staff who have made significant contributions to the Faculty in two categories: Outstanding Service and Emerging Leadership. Kai is a Research Coordinator in Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology, within Indigenous Health and Physical Activity programming, and the Physical Activity and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit. Kai completed […]


KIN Lecturer Emma McRudden on Nutrition, Sports and Ramadan

May 11, 2021
Emma McRudden is a faculty member in the School of Kinesiology and is the sports dietician for the Whitecaps soccer team. Emma was recently featured on CBC regarding her work with Whitecaps rookie, Kamron Habibullah, who is currently fasting for Ramadan during team practice. In the interview, McRudden speaks of her job keeping tabs on […]


Kick-off to the Summer 2021 Olympics! Maria Gallo, Assistant Coach for the National Women’s Rugby Sevens

May 7, 2021
UBC KIN’s Maria Gallo is an Associate Professor of Teaching and the Director of the High-Performance Coaching & Technical Leadership program. She is highly regarded both in the academic and the National Women’s Rugby coaching world. Maria was recently appointed the Assistant Coach for the National Women’s Rugby 7s team to help train the squad […]


KIN Students Shine at the 2021 Thunderbird Big Block Awards

May 4, 2021
  On April 15, 2021, for the second consecutive year, the Big Block awards gala was moved online to allow for a safe, virtual gathering experience for Thunderbird student-athletes, coaches, staff, alumni, and fans to celebrate what has been a most unique and challenging year. Congratulations go out to the many KIN students who took home Big […]