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Welcome, Dr. Anne Lasinsky

June 27, 2019
The School of Kinesiology is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Anne Lasinsky as an Instructor. Dr. Lasinsky has an interest in the structure and function of the human body across the spectrum of physical activity and ability. Exploring how we can maximize the body’s potential in high performance exercise and sport and […]


Congratulations to Reza Malik the recipient of the 2019 VCHRI Top Doctoral Student Award

June 3, 2019
Reza Malik one of the PhD students who works with Dr. Tania Lam at ICORD, was selected as the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) Top Graduating Doctoral Student for 2019.  His research accomplishments and contribution to the scientific community are outstanding. This awards recognize trainees that are outstanding role models, demonstrate research excellence, and […]


KIN graduates May 2019

May 30, 2019
On Thursday, May 23rd, 272 Kinesiology undergraduate students crossed the stage at Chan Center. The graduates came to UBC from all over the world. 233 are from British Columbia; and internationally we have students from the United States, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Japan, Singapore, Kenya, South Africa, Australia, and France. 18 students graduated with co-op […]


Check out all the great things that ICORD is up to!


In 2016, Swedish exercise experts Dr. Anna Bjerkefors and Mats-Erik Bjerkefors came to Vancouver on a BICP-funded international travel award to collaborate with Dr. Tania Lam and her team in ICORD’s Yuel Family Physical Activity Research Centre (PARC) to develop workshops to train fitness leaders how to work with people with SCI. The PARC team successfully ran two pilot workshops in the summer of 2016: […]


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 […]