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Dr. Robert Boushel awarded funding from Vancouver Foundation for his work with CHANGE BC

May 10, 2024
Dr. Robert Boushel has received a prestigious award totalling $320,000 in support of his work with the UBC School of Kinesiology Student Trainees and Indigenous Community Preceptors in Team-Based Primary Care with CHANGE BC.  This commendation, facilitated by the Vancouver Foundation through the Development and Alumni Engagement Office of the Faculty of Education, celebrates the collaborative efforts […]


Matthew Fliss awarded the Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

Apr 30, 2024
Congratulations to Matthew Fliss, a Doctoral student in the School of Kinesiology, who was awarded the Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for his oustanding professionalism, mentorship, and teaching skills! The UBC Killam Teaching Assistant Award is rewarded to individuals who have met certain criteria, and who truly excel in their fields, bringing fresh and creative teaching methods to […]


Dr. Carolyn McEwen awarded the Killam Teaching Prize

Apr 29, 2024
In recognition of her outstanding commitment to education, Dr. Carolyn McEwen has been awarded the prestigious 2023/2024 Killam Teaching Prize. This award, presented annually by the Killam Endowment Fund, celebrates faculty members who exhibit excellence in teaching, as nominated by students, colleagues, and alumni. Dr. McEwen’s dedication to teaching, research, and community service sets her […]


Dr. David Wright Secures CIHR Grant for Novel Antipsychotic Side Effects Study

Apr 23, 2024
Dr. David Wright, in partnership with Dr. Margaret Hahn from the University of Toronto, has secured a significant grant from the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) for their project titled “Targeting the Exercise-Inducible Signalling Factor FGF21 as a Novel Approach to Alleviate the Side Effects of Antipsychotics.” This initiative addresses a pressing need within […]


UBC School of Kinesiology is Ranked 1st in North America and 3rd Globally According to the QS World University Rankings 2024

Apr 11, 2024
According to the 2024 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) University Rankings, the UBC School of Kinesiology, together with the UBC Okanagan School of Health and Exercise Sciences, holds the top position in North America and is ranked third globally for sports-related subjects. The QS University Rankings, renowned for their rigorous assessment methodology, have evaluated 1,500 institutions spanning […]