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

Dr. Eli Puterman on Combatting Depression Through Exercise

Congratulations to Kin assistant professor Eli Puterman on his study in combatting depression through physical activity. Depression levels have significantly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. The question of finding a practical solution to reduce it is more relevant now than ever before. Dr. Puterman was recently featured on CBC News. Eli and his research team […]

Congratulations Dr. Jasmin Ma For Her Newly Published Study!

Congratulations to Dr. Jasmin Ma for her published study, “Implementation of the spinal cord injury exercise guidelines in the hospital and community settings: Protocol for a type II hybrid trial.” Her research aims to evaluate the implementation of coordinated physical activity (PA) coaching delivered by physiotherapists and spinal cord injury (SCI) peers during the transition […]

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 […]