Yoon, Liv

Assistant Professor

Email: liv.yoon@ubc.ca

Phone: 604 822 5536

Office: 1933 West Mall, Room 117, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2

Mailing Address: War Memorial Gymnasium, Room 210 | 6081 University Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1

Publications: ResearchGate


Columbia University, 2022, Post-Doctoral Fellowship, The Earth Institute & Mailman School of Public Health

The University of British Columbia, 2019, PhD (Kinesiology)

The University of British Columbia, 2013, MA (Kinesiology)

The University of British Columbia, 2011, Certificate (International Development)

Queen’s University, 2010, BPHE (Physical Health Education)

Courses Taught

KIN 262 Health, Policy and Society


See Research Gate for a list of current publications.

Research and Teaching

Through her research, Dr. Yoon aims to address the intersections of social inequities, climate change, and health. Using primarily qualitative methods, she pursues inter- and trans-disciplinary research, with a focus on community engagement and participatory approaches. Underlying her research is thinking about bodies in sociopolitical contexts in order to understand how some bodies are considered more ‘dispensable’, and thus, rendered more vulnerable to climate-related harms and environmental pollution.

Dr. Yoon also maintains an active interest in critical physical cultural studies with a focus on race (among other various axes of social inequities), communication, popular culture, and social justice outcomes.

Through her teaching, Dr. Yoon seeks to provoke thinking about how various kinesiology course concepts can help understand and situate the body in social, political, cultural, and historical contexts – by ‘connecting the dots’ in one’s immediate surroundings as well as broader social issues. She seeks to foster an environment in which students’ diverse range of experiences and backgrounds come to matter, and thereby facilitate making the course concepts personally relevant.