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The Great Trek Festival

November 8, 2019


Breakfast with the President

November 1, 2019
“People brought up a number of really interesting, thoughtful topics of conversation, including discussions about gender equity, minority group representation and opportunities, Indigenous rights, and how the school addresses sexual misconduct. It meant a lot that the President paid close attention to each person as they spoke, and responded to each issue individually. He often […]


In Memoriam: Sandy Silver, 1950-2019

October 18, 2019
It is with sadness the School has learned that former Kinesiology Instructor and UBC Volleyball Coach, Sandy Silver passed away October 14th, 2019 having suffered a stroke. Sandy was a champion of women in sport, breaking down barriers for many who followed. She was the starting setter for the Toronto Blues Women’s Volleyball, York University, […]


Caitlin Geary (BKIN ’19), lead author of article published in prestigious Journal of Physiology

October 4, 2019
UBC KIN undergrad Caitlin Geary, BKIN 2019 published in prestigious Journal of Physiology Caitlin Geary is an Indigenous alumnus who graduated with her BKIN in May, 2019. While she was an undergraduate, she started to work in Professor Bill Sheel’s Health and Integrative Physiology Lab the summer before her fourth year, after receiving an NSERC […]


New “Exercise and Depression Toolkit” integrates exercise into mental healthcare delivery in Canada

October 2, 2019
Graduate student Krista Glowacki has developed an innovative  Exercise and Depression Toolkit for Canadian healthcare providers who work with adults with depression. The kit is designed to support healthcare professionals in exploring exercise as a treatment option for depression in collaboration with their patients. As a Kinesiology PhD candidate and registered occupational therapist who worked […]