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

Congratulations to professor Robert Boushel, Director of the UBC School of Kinesiology,  on receiving the 2021 Spirit Award in Excellence in Partnership from the Pacific Northwest Division of Family Practice.

The award recognizes the dedication, passion, talent, and tireless effort of those working to provide significant contributions to meaningful healthcare initiatives in the north.

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 Province of BC’s official animal.  The Spirit Bear represents healing, strength, peace, and harmony.