Podcasts – Sports Science

The School of Kinesiology is pleased to provide you with audio recordings featuring top academics from UBC School of Kinesiology and from around the world.

Hear about the most recent research and discoveries in sport science & psychology in our Distinguished Speakers Series, learn about programs and listen to insightful discussions on current issues such as children and independent mobility, sport and reconciliation, and the latest approaches to high performance coaching and technical design.

Cross Country Skiing – Fast, Faster, And Even Faster!

Dr. Holmberg is a professor of Sport Science at the Mid Sweden University and the Arctic University in Tromsø, Norway. He is also director of Research and Development at the Swedish Olympic Committee and provides a key link between academic research and elite sport in Sweden. He is also an affiliate professor in the UBC School of Kinesiology.
In this special presentation, Dr. Holmberg talks about new skiing techniques, and how improvements in equipment and track preparation have increased speed. Today’s cross country skier must master a wide range of speeds, terrains, racing distances and formats.

Running Free: Children’s Independent Mobility

On September 18, 2019, the school presented the premiere screening of Running Free: Children’s Independent Mobility, produced by Professor Guy Faulkner of the School of Kinesiology. Told through the eyes of three families, this 26-minute documentary explores the concept of children’s independent mobility, the benefits for children’s mental health, and challenges viewers to consider solutions to this issue. Following the screening there was a panel discussion about the film’s themes. Watch the film here.