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

Participate in the OMiCS Pilot Study August 2017

A Q&A with Anne Lasinsky, PhD student in the School of Kinesiology, who studies child and adolescent heath and will be joining the OMiCS Study this fall.

Chris Forgaard, PhD Candidate, receives Franklin Henry Young Scientist Award

Award recipients are selected on criteria of scholarly contributions to date and the quality of thesis-related research.  

Liv Yoon

Liv Yoon, PhD Candidate, was in South Korea from March to May 2017 exploring environmental controversies surrounding the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games.

Devra Waldman

Devra Waldman, PhD candidate, is currently conducting field work in Gurgaon, researching sport-focused gated communities in the National Capital Region of India.

Q&A: Guy Faulkner- Physical Activity and Mental Health

Guy Faulkner, professor in the School of Kinesiology and head of the Population Physical Activity (Pop-PA) Lab, shares his research insights on the relationship between physical activity and mental health.