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Chan Gunn Pavillion Funding Announced

November 1, 2016
The Government of Canada has announced $51.5 million investment, by Canada and British Columbia, for infrastructure at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. This includes $4.7 million in federal funding for the construction of the new Chan Gunn Pavilion, which will become an interdisciplinary hub to advance innovations in physical activity and exercise medicine. […]

Photos of UBC President Dr. Santa Ono’s Visit to ICORD

Photos of UBC President Dr. Santa Ono’s visit to ICORD have been posted on the Faculty of Medicine’s Flickr account. Included are images of the School of Kinesiology’s Dr. Tania Lam and her research lab. Please visit the Faculty of Medicine Flickr site for more photos…

Kinesiology Distinguished Speaker Seminar: “The central nervous system (CNS) controls the limbs during human locomotion…or does it?”

October 19, 2016
Seminar Speaker: Dr. Art Kuo, Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary. From a neuroscience perspective, the sequencing and pattern of movements for walking are a matter for the CNS, and not for the body, which faithfully executes the commands it receives. A contrasting perspective is that locomotion is a matter of biomechanical forces and […]

Congratulations to 2016 Hampton New Faculty Award Recipients

October 12, 2016
Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Bundon and Dr. Moss Norman as recipients of the 2016 Hampton New Faculty Awards.   Dr. Andrea Bundon, Assistant Professor, KIN Barriers and Facilitators Encountered by Canadians with Disabilities when Pursuing Sport Coaching Opportunities – $10,000     Dr. Moss Norman, Assistant Professor, KIN Indigenous Movements: An Indigenist-Centred Exploration of the […]

John Kramer featured in Science Magazine

October 3, 2016
An article written by John Kramer, et al, is featured in Science Magazine; “Why aspiring academics should do less science”. When one of us—John—started as an assistant professor, he was surprised at how much his day-to-day work differed from when he had been a trainee. He had known it would change, of course, but suddenly […]

Can childhood trauma shorten your life?

October 1, 2016
Dr. Eli Puterman was interviewed by CTV News on October 5th regarding his research on telomeres. Researchers in the U.S. and Canada found an association between significant childhood traumas and an increased likelihood of having shortened telomeres later in life. Telomeres are essential components of human cells that cap the ends of our chromosomes. Please […]

UBC Thunderbirds Football Team Particpiate with The School of Kinesiology in Collision Impact Study

September 7, 2016
The UBC Thunderbirds Football Team is participating in a research study with the School of Kinesiology. A team of researchers headed by Dr. Jean-Sébastien Blouin are assessing impact forces using mouth guard monitors worn by the players. Please visit the following links for additional information: Global News video CBC News story  

Welcome Dr. Moss Norman – Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology

September 2, 2016
The School of Kinesiology is very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Moss Norman as Assistant Professor in the School. Dr. Norman uses a qualitative, community-based research design in examining the relationship between physical culture, masculinity, and health. He is currently the principal investigator on a Social Science and Humanities Research Council-funded project that […]

KIN Alumni and Current Students Competing in Rio

August 15, 2016
Best wishes for all Kinesiology Alumni and current students competing at Rio 2016!!! Blair Bann Volleyball Men’s Volleyball Edmonton, Alta. Alumni Luc Bruchet Athletics 5000m White Rock, B.C. Alumni Evan Dunfee Athletics Racewalk Richmond, B.C. Alumni Nikola Girke Sailing Mixed nacra 17 (multihull) Vancouver, BC Alumni Liz Gleadle Athletics Javelin Vancouver, BC Alumni Antoni Kindler Field Hockey Men’s Field Hockey […]

Dr. Guy Faulkner – Keynote speaker at 10th annual forum of the Alberta Centre for Active Living.

July 20, 2016
In May, Dr. Guy Faulkner was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Physical Activity Forum at the Alberta Centre for Active Living. He presented “Sweat is the Best Antidepressant: Where do we go from here?” The forum video, presentation slides and a highlights sheet for practitioners are now available at the Alberta Centre for Active […]