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

Emma McCrudden, sports dietitian for Athletics & Recreation and lecturer for the School of Kinesiology

Emma McCrudden isn’t going to prescribe everything you should eat but she will tell you how to make better choices.

Don’t Let Pollution Stop You from Exercising

When do the benefits of physical activity get washed out, or even reversed, by the negative effects of air pollution? Michael Koehle offers some useful insights.

Smartphone health apps miss some daily activity of users

Marcus Duncan, Guy Faulkner, Kelly Wunderlich and Yingying Zhao found if you use your smartphone to monitor your physical activity, you’re probably more active than it suggests.

Study to explore impact of heart function on motor outcomes following spinal cord injury

Dr. Chris West and Dr. Brian Kwon have been awarded $1.926 million from the US Department of Defense to study how the functioning of the heart after a spinal cord injury can impact motor outcomes.

UBC Research Boosted by more than $42 Million in NSERC Funding

Bill Sheel was among researchers at UBC who met with Minister of National Defence, Harjit Sajjan, on behalf of the Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan, to announce more than $42 million in support of research at UBC.