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

Psychology of Physical Activity, co-authored by Dr. Guy Faulkner

The positive benefits of physical activity for physical and mental health are now widely acknowledged, yet levels of physical inactivity continue to be a major concern throughout the world. Understanding the psychology of physical activity has therefore become an important issue for scientists, health professionals and policy-makers alike as they address the challenge of behaviour […]

Maximizing the impact of global and national physical activity guidelines: the critical role of communication strategies

Dr. Guy Faulkner is one of the researchers (see other authors in link) who contributed to a new paper that came out in British Journal of Sports Medicine.

New paper by PhD student Jackie Lee and Dr. Guy Faulkner in partnership with NINET Lab

This is the first patient-oriented study to propose the combination of physical exercise and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is acceptable for patients with treatment resistant depression.

The 2020 Saltin International Graduate Webinar in Exercise and Clinical Physiology: Foundations to Frontiers

The 2020 Saltin International Graduate Course was held virtually, over 2 days. The course focussed on the integrated physiological responses to exercise and covers key concepts and methods from the molecular to the organ system to whole-body levels. The theme of the 2020 Webinar was ‘Foundations to Frontiers’. Download the Program Schedule. Dates: October 7 […]