School of Kinesiology
Exercise apps a good prescription to boost healthcare workers’ mental health
Simple home workouts using exercise apps can effectively reduce depressive symptoms in healthcare workers and could be a major tool to combat the global mental health crisis in the sector, says new University of British Columbia research.
Aug 9, 2023
Why some pro hockey players don’t seek help even when they need it
A new UBC study highlights that help-seeking behaviours in professional men’s ice-hockey is heavily impacted by cultural and systemic factors.
Aug 17, 2022
UBC experts on International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. UBC experts are available to comment.
May 16, 2022
Paralympic Games left behind in the race towards gender equality, UBC expert says
In the marathon towards a more gender-balanced and representative games, the Paralympics lags far behind the Olympics, according to a recent UBC study.
Mar 3, 2022
At-home exercise reduced depression levels significantly during COVID-19 lockdowns
At-home, app-based workouts were very effective at reducing people’s depression levels during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, finds a new UBC research trial whose findings were released today in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Sep 28, 2021
UBC study identifies social and behavioural factors most closely associated with dying
Smoking, divorce and alcohol abuse have the closest connection to death out of 57 social and behavioural factors analyzed in research published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Jun 22, 2020
Pandemic provides opportunity for studying impact of exercise on mental health
The COVID-19 crisis has been hard on people’s mental and physical health. UBC’s School of Kinesiology is set to launch two separate studies that will examine the impact of exercise programs on mental health during the current crisis.
May 28, 2020
Benefits of letting children run free far outweigh the risks
This physical inactivity crisis owes a lot to the decline in children’s independent mobility, which is the subject of a new documentary called Running Free: Children’s Independent Mobility from UBC’s school of kinesiology.
Sep 10, 2019
Canada’s west coast surf culture downplays concussion risk
Interviews with surfers on B.C.’s west coast indicate they don’t take concussion as seriously as the data suggests they should.
May 7, 2019
UBC experts on Remembrance Day
Remembrance Day commemorates members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty , as well as those who continue to serve Canada in times of war and peace.
Nov 8, 2018
Exercise reduces stress, improves cellular health in family caregivers
Exercising at least three times a week for six months reduced stress in a group of family caregivers and even appeared to lengthen a small section of their chromosomes that is believed to slow cellular aging, new UBC research has found.
Oct 3, 2018
Don’t be so hard on yourself! UBC study on first-year student stress
Stressed out university students, take note: self-compassion may be the key to making it through your first year, according to new research from UBC.
Jan 30, 2017
Warning: High-intensity training could hurt you if you’re not an athlete
High-intensity “sprint training” may be gaining popularity at gyms, but if you’re new to this form of exercise, the workout could do more harm than good.
Mar 23, 2016
UBC researchers study football hits with head impact sensors
UBC researchers are studying the effects of head impacts on football players using xPatch, a small sensor worn behind the ear.
Nov 19, 2015
First-in-Canada university program offers bachelor plus grad business degree in 4.5 years
UBC students will be the first in Canada to be able to study toward a bachelor degree in arts and sciences while also earning a Master of Management.
Oct 2, 2014
UBC’s Andrea Bundon and Paralympic skier Margarita Gorbounova bring the best out in each other at the Sochi Paralympic Games.
Mar 5, 2014 - by Heather Amos
Study of Nepalese pilgrims challenges diagnosis of acute mountain sickness
A study led by UBC scientists calls into question a widely used method of diagnosing acute mountain sickness.
Jan 9, 2014
UBC experts on Sochi Games
UBC experts are available to comment on the Sochi Winter Games, from security to sports psychology.
Jan 1, 2014
Better transit, more facilities: Locals enjoy 2010 Winter Games benefits
Vancouver and Whistler residents enjoyed the biggest return after hosting the 2010 Winter Games but Canadians across the country also benefitted from a boost in pride and nationalism.
Oct 23, 2013