The UBC Health, Exercise Sciences & Kinesiology Seminar Series

The Schools of Kinesiology (UBC Vancouver) and Health and Exercise Sciences (UBC Okanagan) have co-produced a weekly webinar series.

The series features 8 leading academics in their field who will present on current research topics:

Date Topic
May 8 Dr. Robert Shave, Professor & Director of the School of Health & Exercise Sciences, UBC Okanagan
“Has the human heart been selected for endurance exercise?”
May 15 Dr. Rober Boushel, Professor & Director of the School of Kinesiology
“Cardiovascular and muscle metabolic adaptations to dynamic exercise training”
May 22 Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis, UBC Okanagan
“Exercise and spinal cord injury: From guidelines to practice”
May 29 Dr. John Kramer, UBC Vancouver
“Quantifying pain: Is it possible and should you care?”
June 5 Dr. Phil Ainslie, UBC Okanagan
“Regulation of cerebral blood flow in humans; Old concepts, new ideas”
June 12 Dr. Andrea Bundon, UBC Vancouver
“Disability sport research as advocacy work”
June 19 Dr. Jonathan Little, UBC Okanagan
“Nutritional ketosis in health and performance”
June 26 Dr. Eli Puterman, UBC Vancouver
“Exercising during stressful experiences: Impacts on physical and psychological wellbeing”
Sept 23 Dr. Pascal Bernatchez, UBC Vancouver
“The endothelium and endothelial function in atherosclerosis and heritable aortopathies: from bystanders to drug targets”

All are welcome to attend these free Zoom Webinars on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30pm-4:30pm PST.

To participate in the webinars click here

Upon conclusion of the webinar series, the School of Kinesiology will make recordings of the webinars available here. Stay tuned!


“Has the human heart been selected for endurance exercise?”
Presented by: Dr. Rob Shave, director of UBCO- School of Health and Exercise Sciences
Dr. Robert Shave’s research examines the acute and chronic effects of exercise and/or environmental stress upon the heart.Using echocardiography and biomarkers Dr. Shave and his colleagues have provided insight into the beneficial and potentially negative effects of endurance exercise upon the heart, the influence of exercise on cardiac remodeling and the ventricular mechanics that underpin cardiac function in health and disease.Recently, Dr. Shave established the International Primate Heart Project to examine heart disease in great apes and to provide insight into the evolution of the human heart. Dr. Shave’s work will continue to combine comparative and experimental physiology approaches to further understand structural and functional cardiovascular adaptations to exercise in a range of populations with a specific focus on human evolution and the potential of cardiovascular mismatch disease.