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

Congratulations to Erica Bennett on her New Paper on Interpersonal Relationships and Older Canadian Men’s Body Image

Congratulations to Erica Bennett with co-authors Laura Hurd, Elizabeth Pritchard, Tayler Colton, and Peter Crocker for their recently published article, “‘You’re part of something bigger’: interpersonal relationships and older Canadian men’s body image” in the January 2022 issue of Psychology and Health. The objective of the study was to examine older men’s body image, with […]

Airway Luminal Area and the Resistive Work of Breathing During Exercise in Healthy Young Females and Males

Congratulations to Dr. Carli Peters, (Ph.D. 2021) on her published study, “Airway luminal area and the resistive work of breathing during exercise in healthy young females and males”, with Kin professor Dr. Bill Sheel, and co-authors Michael Leahy, Geoffrey Hohert, Pierre Lane, Steven Lam, Don Sin, and Don McKenzie) in the December issue of the […]

New study published by Science Direct, in collaboration with Dr. Guy Faulkner.

New study published by Science Direct, with Guy Faulkner collaboration as part of the research team: “Longitudinal trends and predictors of muscle-strengthening activity guideline adherence among Canadian youths” Muscle-strengthening activity (MSE e.g. push-ups, sit-ups, use of weight machines) is linked to multiple health benefits for youth, and is part of the global physical activity guidelines […]

Congratulations to the winners of the UBCV/UBCO Collaborative Catalyst Grant in Kinesiology, Health, and Exercise Sciences.

Congratulations to the following teams for their successful application for the UBCV/UBCO Collaborative Catalyst Grant in Kinesiology, Health, and Exercise Sciences: Drs. Stephen Wright, Neil Eves, and Bill Sheel, for their submission titled, ‘Lower-body Negative Pressure as a Novel Approach to Enhance Exercise Tolerance in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction’. Drs. Hashim Islam, Jonathan […]

Nikolaus Dean, Ph.D. Kin Student and 2020-21 Killam Graduate TA Award winner

Nikolaus Dean is a Ph.D. Kinesiology student and is the recipient of the prestigious 2020-21 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant (TA) Award. The prize recognizes graduate students who have played a valuable role as teaching assistants. Nikolaus remarks that “this is one of the most significant awards” he has received yet. Some of the many awards […]