Kin Alumni Newsletter

April 29, 2019 | Volume V

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. "

~ William Shakespeare

UBC KIN's Dr. Nicola Hodges studies the value of practice

“Basically, I study practice,” says Dr. Nicola Hodges, professor and researcher at the School of Kinesiology, as we open up our conversation about her work here. “I’ve been studying how people learn new skills and how to optimize this for better performance for the last 25 years.” More


Don Cunnings BPE 1962

KIN Alumnus served as an early pioneer in Parks and Recreation in BC. More

Mark Bi MKin 2015

KIN Alumnus brings business expertise to start-up companies in Vancouver. More

Joyce Lam BKin 2017

KIN Alumna aims to assess and develop a progressive preclinical model of Parkinson’s disease. More 

Congratulations to Joyce for winning the Edward JC Hossie Volunteerism Award for Community Service

Your Event Recaps

KIN Mentorship Program Wrap-up

On April 4th, the School held its annual Mentorship Program Wrap-up event in Sage Bistro on UBC’s Vancouver campus. This event recognizes mentor and mentee contributions, and provides participants an opportunity to reconnect one final time before the program concludes. More

KIN Goes on the Road: Richmond

On behalf of our Director, Dr. Rob Boushel and Alumni Affairs Manager Kate Castelo, we would like to thank you for a succesful first leg of our KIN Goes on the Road Tour -- special thanks to our evening’s Richmond alumni ambassador, John Young, BPE 1969, for being such a gracious co-host! We sincerely enjoyed getting to know each one of you, and we look forward to continuing to grow our relationship at future KIN Alumni gatherings.

For photos, click here.

Game Changers: Assistive Technology in Sport

Congratulations to our KIN Alumna and Faculty member Dr. Andrea Bundon, MA 2008, PhD 2014, as well as KIN Alumnus and moderator Matt Dolf, PhD 2018, on their successful panel discussion on April 8th! Panelists discussed the ways in which accessibility in sport is being transformed, by both technology and people.

If you missed the event, don't worry -- you can listen to the recorded podcast here!

UBC Volunteer Recognition Reception

On April 10th, 2019 UBC held a Volunteer Recognition Reception at the Vancouver Club in honour of National Volunteer Week. 

Honoured for their volunteer efforts with the School of Kinesiology were KIN Alumni:

Young Alumni Leader
Sarah Richter BKin 2017

KIN Mentors
Noel Lai BKin 2016, MM 2018 | Angelo Graffos BKin 2016  
Olga Mavritsakis BKin 2016, MOT 2018 | Tyler Chong BKin 2015, MPT 2017

For photos, click here.

Upcoming Events

KIN Goes on the Road: North & West Van | May 9th, 5:30PM

The School of Kinesiology and your KIN North & West Ambassador, Nikola Girke, BHK 1999, invite you to an informal get-together at the Ferry Building Gallery on Thursday May 9th, 5:30pm - 7pm. Come out after work, join us for coffee, tea, and snacks, and catch up on the School's latest innovations and research with our Director, Dr. Rob Boushel! 

Please RSVP to by April 29th, 2019 to secure your spot.

Click here for event details.

Creating Champions | June 13th, 5PM

The UBC School of Kinesiology and CSI Pacific invite you to attend an informative and lively discussion panel on the new professional Master's degree in High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership (HPCTL), titled Creating Champions. 

Click here for event details.


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Alumni Engagement Office
UBC School of Kinesiology

T: 604 822 9378