Research

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.
 

Researchers

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Research Areas

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Research News

Congratulations to Professor Bill Sheel for receiving the CSEP Mentorship Award

Congratulations to Professor Bill Sheel for being awarded the CSEP Mentorship Award which recognizes a Professor or Advisor in the Exercise Science field for their dedication and mentorship to their students and/or their faculty.


Congratulations to Drs. Mark Beauchamp, Darren Warburton and their co-authors for their newly published study.

  Congratulations to Drs. Mark Beauchamp, Darren Warburton and their co-authors for their newly published study on the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, that found in first-time parents, mothers may be more responsive than fathers to couple-based planning skills intervention to support physical activity. For the full paper, Click Here.


Congratulations to Robert Boushel on receiving the 2021 Spirit Award in Excellence in Partnership.

  Dr. Boushel was recognized for his visionary leadership supporting exercise and diet intervention directly into primary care practice. The Pacific Northwest Primary Care Network (PCN) is the first in the province, and country, to officially recognize kinesiologists in team-based health care professions. The Spirit Award is modelled after the rare and elusive Spirit Bear, the […]


Congratulations to Drs. Eli Puterman, Mark Beauchamp, Michael Koehle and to Benjamin Hives, Nicole Grishin, Stacy Hutton, and Nicole Mazara for their new published paper.

New findings: COVID-19 Pandemic and Exercise (COPE) trial: a multigroup pragmatic randomised controlled trial examining effects of app-based at-home exercise programs on depressive symptoms. Congratulations to Drs. Eli Puterman, Mark Beauchamp, Michael Koehle and to Benjamin Hives, Nicole Grishin, Nicole Mazara, Stacy Hutton, and Nicole Mazara for their new paper published by the British Journal […]


Congratulations to Drs. Robert Boushel, HC Holmberg, Jose Calbet on their new paper on COVID receptor expression.

Drs. Robert Boushel, Jose Calbet (Affiliate professor), Hans Christer Holmberg (Affiliate Professor), and colleagues have published a study investigating Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2) in skeletal muscle. ACE2 enzymes generate proteins that control blood pressure. The SARS-CoV-2 virus penetrates human cells by binding to ACE2 receptors, causing COVID-19 infections. The study found that muscle ACE2 protein expression is higher in […]