Innovation drives research in the School of Kinesiology

The School of Kinesiology is internationally recognized for its distinguished research and innovation applied to the study of human movement, sport, physical activity, and health. The School is home to over 25 active researchers and 100 graduate students, who are linked through collaborative, multidisciplinary networks with other institutions, research centres, and clusters at UBC and abroad.

In 2018 the Chan Gunn Pavilion opened its doors on Wesbrook Mall to serve as the new hub for sports medicine and exercise science research at UBC.


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Research News

The 2019 Saltin International Graduate Course in Exercise & Clinical Physiology

March 2, 2018
Sponsored by:  This year the Saltin International Course in Exercise and Clinical Physiology will be held in Denmark. The theme of this year’s course is ‘Exercise as Medicine’. The course is being organized by Centre for Physical Activity Research (CFAS), Rigshospitalet and University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and dates have been set for September 23-26, 2019. […]

Emma McCrudden, sports dietitian for Athletics & Recreation and lecturer for the School of Kinesiology

December 18, 2017
Emma McCrudden isn’t going to prescribe everything you should eat but she will tell you how to make better choices.

Don’t Let Pollution Stop You from Exercising

December 15, 2017
When do the benefits of physical activity get washed out, or even reversed, by the negative effects of air pollution? Michael Koehle offers some useful insights.