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Kinesiology PhD student Nikolaus Dean explores the attitudes toward concussion among surfers on BC’s coast

May 22, 2019
Canada’s west coast surf culture downplays concussion risk Nikolaus Dean suffered a debilitating concussion playing varsity lacrosse during his first year of university. His post-concussion symptoms persisted for a year before doctors cleared him to return to the sport he loved. After his first practice back, he decided the risk wasn’t worth it and walked […]

School of Kinesiology banner wins platinum Hermes Creative Award

May 1, 2019
The School of Kinesiology and UBC Studios are proud to announce that the new KIN banner installed received a platinum Hermes Creative Award in the category of Print Media – Outdoor Advertising on May 1, 2019. The Hermes Creative Awards are administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals, which has been […]

Thank you and congratulations to the 2018/19 KUS

April 18, 2019
The School of Kinesiology would like to recognize and congratulate the outgoing Kinesiology Undergraduate Society (KUS) Executive for their leadership and contribution to the undergraduate experience over the past year. President: Andrew Au VP Academic: Delon Chan VP Communications: Sara Cathcart VP Finance: Nikol Grishin VP Student Life: Brandon Lam & Olivia Tobias Some of […]

Dr. Stanley R. Brown (1923-2019), Professor Emeritus

April 9, 2019
The School has learned that Dr. Stanley Brown passed away on March 13, 2019 in Vancouver, BC. Born in San Francisco, Stan moved to New Zealand in 1934. After war broke out, at aged 17, Stan applied to join the Royal New Zealand Navy but found he had first to renounce his American citizenship. After […]

School of Kinesiology hosts 10th annual Mentorship Wrap-up Event

On April 4, the School of Kinesiology held its annual Mentorship Program Wrap-up event in the Ideas Lounge in Sage Bistro on UBC’s Vancouver campus. This event formally wraps the year’s program, recognizes mentor and mentee contributions, and provides participants an opportunity to reconnect one final time before the program concludes. Over the past six […]

KIN Grad student Ben Hives wins Killam Teaching Assistant Award

April 5, 2019
This week, KIN Grad student Ben Hives was awarded the Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. As one of six Killam institutions, UBC offers yearly awards from the Killam Endowment Fund to faculty and teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in teaching.  Each year, 16 receipients across campus are recognized for the valuable role that Teaching Assistants […]

Dr. Eric Broom, Professor Emeritus

March 28, 2019
Dr. Eric Broom moved from England to Canada in 1964, when he was invited by Robert Osborne to join the UBC School of Kinesiology (then known as the School of Human Kinetics). At a time when many academics were researching biomechanics and physiology of the human body, Dr. Broom began to study the national institutions, […]

UBC Library acquires the personal archive of Hanne Wassermann Walker

March 13, 2019
UBC Library’s Rare Books & Special Collections (RBSC) has acquired the personal archive of Hanne Wassermann Walker (1893-1985), a significant figure of pre-WWII Viennese cultural and social life. Her remarkable story has been relatively unknown until now. A well-known figure of Viennese society during the 1920s and 1930s, Wassermann Walker was at the forefront of the Weimar-era […]

School of Kinesiology hosts winter lab crawl

March 12, 2019
On Thursday, February 28, the School of Kinesiology opened labs in Osborne, War Memorial Gym, and the Chan Gunn Pavilion to students once again. This biannual event expands students’ knowledge about the type of research that exists within the School and shares how they can get involved as undergraduate students. This semester was the first […]

School of Kinesiology recognizes student leadership and community engagement contribution during 2018/19

March 8, 2019
Photo credit: Saphren Ma On March 7, 2019, the School of Kinesiology returned to the Ponderosa Ballroom to host its 10th annual Student Leadership Recognition Evening. This event recognizes the commitment, dedication, and service of undergraduate Kinesiology students who have held a leadership role within the School of Kinesiology or the Kinesiology Undergraduate Society (KUS) […]