KIN Alumni Newsletter

December, 2019 | Volume XII


School News

Congratulations to the KIN Graduating Class of Fall 2019!

On November 27th, 2019, the UBC School of Kinesiology celebrated 64 new graduates who completed their degree from a range of programs: B.Kin, M.Kin, M.Sc. M.A., PhD, and (M)HPCTL. We would like to welcome them into the UBC KIN alumni community! Please join us in congratulating them.

To our new young alumni, we have a personalized video clip from alumniUBC of eachof you crossing the stage and receiving your UBC degree. You can view and download your clip here.


KIN Professor Emeritus Dr. Doug Clement Awarded with Faculty Community Service Award

Dr. Clement (C.M., M.D. 1959) received the award at the annual UBC Alumni Achievement Award Dinner on November 21st, 2019. Having taught sport medicine at UBC for more than 20 years, he was a pioneer researcher in the emerging field of sports medicine, which led to his co-founding of the first sports medicine clinic in Canada - the Alan McGavin Sports Clinic .

He was an early advocate for exercise as a key to preventing heart disease, and translated his medical knowledge into action as chair of the board of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Dr. Clement is a former Olympic athlete who inspires community spirit through sport as a track and field coach at UBC, as president of the non-profit Achilles Track and Field Society, and as co-founder of the annual Vancouver Sun Run and the new Rainforest Trail Run.

Help Nominate the Next Worthy Alumni Achievement Award Winner from KIN!

The accomplishments of the members of UBC’s global community of alumni represent an inspiring account of positive social, cultural, and economic change in the world.

Please help us recognize your fellow UBC alumni who are advancing their ambitions for a better world. The next Awards recipients won’t raise their own hands. That’s why we need you to nominate or submit a name to us.

Nominations close on January 31, 2020.

      Nominate Today


Video spotlight: Learn about the research of Dr. Guy Faulkner and Dr. Eli Puterman, and how their work effects the health of people and society


Dr. Rosalin Miles on physical activity, Indigenous health, and reconciliation

Dr. Rosalin Miles, UBC KIN Research Associate in the Indigenous Studies Program, sat down with for an interview with Stuart McNish at "Conversations that Matter".

Rosalin worked with Dr. Doug Clement to launch the Rainforest Trail Run - a 5k event that took place this past September to celebrate First Nations cultures, and promote health and reconciliation through movement. 


Don't forget to follow our new and improved social media accounts for news, events, photos, and opportunities to get involved!

Alumni Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram | Flickr


Student Features

Aisha Rehman

4th year, Interdisciplinary stream

Transfer student reflects on her time building community by being a Senior Orientation Leader. More

Riya Virdi

1st year student

New KIN student shares how inspiring words from alumni has changed her career perspectives . More


Upcoming Events


Killam Connection Public Lecture Series: "Precision Health: Standord's Vision for Healthy Aging" | January 7, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

With Dr. Minor’s leadership, Stanford Medicine has established a strategic vision to lead biomedical revolution in Precision Health – a fundamental shift to more proactive and personalized health care that empowers people to lead healthy lives.

Dr. Minor’s presentation will speak to the fact that life expectancy in the US has dropped for three consecutive years, and life expectancy at birth in Canada has simply stopped rising. Many factors contribute to this lack of progress, but one is the traditional reactive model of healthcare. Stanford Medicine’s Precision Health vision is ushering in proactive healthcare that will improve health and wellness throughout the lifespan by predicting, preventing and curing disease-precisely.

Attendance is free, but registration is required. 

Register Now!


More Upcoming Public Lectures - Mark Your Calendar


In Memoriam - Jack Pomfret (1922-2019)

It is with great sadness the School has learned that Emeritus, Jack Pomfret passed away on Nov 6th. He was 96 years old. Jack was an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Education (School of Kinesiology) at UBC from1946-1988, serving a 41 year career as a dedicated teacher, and a remarkable 37 years as a varsity coach.

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School Announcements


The School understands that many of our alumni live at a distance or have demands that keep you from attending events and seminars that are held throughout the year. We are happy to announce that audio recordings and podcasts of these events are now being made available on the School website.

If you’ve missed an event that you wished you could have attended, or if you want to keep up on research trends by listening to special lectures and seminars, use the link below to listen.

KIN Podcasts

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