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

MSc and PhD opportunities in exercise physiology at the Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital

The Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology (CPEP) Laboratory is recruiting new students interested in pursuing graduate studies in human exercise physiology. The CPEP laboratory is located within the world renowned UBC Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital. The lab studies the physiological mechanisms and management of exercise limitation and breathlessness across the full spectrum […]

Dr. Robert Boushel’s new publication, “Functional reserve and sex differences during exercise to exhaustion revealed by post-exercise ischaemia and repeated supramaximal exercise”

Congratulations to Robert Boushel and Jose Calbet, Affiliate Professor in Kinesiology, on their new research publication in the Journal of Physiology. The study investigated mechanisms of fatigue during intense exercise. The study showed that females extracted more oxygen into muscle to produce energy, and that both males and females have a similarly large anaerobic bioenergetic reserve […]

KIN MSc student, Adam Caplin publishes research study on Exercise Intensity

Congratulations to Adam Caplin and professors Mark Beauchamp and Eli Puterman for their research study “The effects of exercise intensity on the cortisol response to a subsequent acute psychosocial stressor.” Click Here to read the study.

Congratulations to the faculty members who have won awards in recent external research grant competitions

Congratulations to the faculty members who have won awards in recent external research grant competitions. These include: SSHRC Insight Grants Dr. S. Bredin-PI, Co-I: Drs. D. Warburton, M. Norman, R. Miles Engaging Indigenous youth through traditional land-based activities Dr. P. Crocker-PI, Co-I: Drs. A. Bundon, E. Bennett Exploring psychological well-being and adaptation processes in Paralympic and Olympic […]

CHIR Indigenous COVID-19 Rapid Research Funding Approved

  Congratulations to Darren Warburton, Rosalin Miles, Shannon Bredin, and Jan Hare for successfully receiving CIHR Funding for their project, “Enhancing culturally-safe ways for community wholistic health and wellness aspirations during COVID-19.” This novel Indigenous-led initiative aims to address and mitigate potential impacts on Indigenous community health and wellbeing.