March 29, 2019 | Volume IV

Ever heard of a Research Cluster?

Research Excellence Clusters are networks of researchers spanning multiple disciplines at UBC who organize to solve key challenges facing society. These clusters transcend the traditional boundaries associated with departments, institutions, and funding agencies. And they are expected to target issues and engage in research that would not otherwise be possible. More

More in KIN News

UBC Library acquires personal archive of Hanne Wasserman-Walker, a pre-WWII pioneer in women's exercise 

UBC School of Kinesiology is ranked 3rd in the world and 1st in Canada on the 2019 QS Top Universities’ Rankings 

KIN’s Dr. Guy Faulkner helps launch new national work place UPnGO app technology and workplace activity program to boost employee health and productivity


Jonathan Chung BKin 2014

Hong Kong KIN Alumni representative

BKin alumnus pursues business career in Hong Kong, starts Hong Kong's first data-driven high performance exercise centre. More

Natalia Hawthorn BKin 2018

BKin alumna represents Canada on the Canadian Senior Cross Country Running Women's team, wins silver in Port of Spain, Trinidad. More

Dr. Eric Broom Professor Emeritus

KIN professor emeritus pioneered sports in Canada: from the design of recreation facilities, to the sport of Field Hockey, to the founding of the National Coaching Certification Program. More


Join us on LinkedIn

No matter what stage you in your career it’s important to be resilient and be ready for a career change. Help establish a strong KIN network and join our LinkedIn page. You will find postings about networking events, job postings, free UBC career webinars, coaching and mentoring opportunities.

Call for Reunions

Do you ever wonder what your old classmates are up to? Let us help you get together!

If you are interested in organizing a class reunion for the years: 1969, 1979, 1989, 1994 or 2009, please send us an email at We are here to support your class celebration, so get in touch! For more information on reunions, please visit our site here, or read our reunion planning handbook here.


Recap: KIN Young Alumni Drinks Night

Thank you to everyone who came out to meet us on March 14 at Mahony & Sons, Burrard Landing! We had a great turn out, and met with a diverse set of young alumni whose professions range from nurses to physiotherapists to elite athletes. It was wonderful chatting with all of you, and we hope you feel the same way! We'd also like to extend a thank you to Alumni UBC Career Education manager Nicole Yeasting for speaking on alumni career programs and resources!

If you couldn't make it, we'd love to meet you soon. Stay tuned for more events in the future! 

KIN extends a special thank you to our donors for making our night out possible! 

Mahony & Sons, Burrad Landing | The Hive Bouldering Collective 

Method Indoor Cycling | Jennifer Dowdeswell


Upcoming Events

April 2, 5:30PM | KIN Goes on the Road: Richmond

We know how challenging it is to come all the way out to UBC’s Vancouver Campus, so Dr. Rob Boushel, Director of the UBC School of Kinesiology, is coming to visit YOU in Richmond and share news about the School, and some of its impressive faculty research and innovations!

Come out after work and join us for coffee, tea, snacks and conversation!

If you would like KIN to come to your community, let us know and we will do our best to come put you on the tour! We want to connect!

Please RSVP to ASAP to secure your spot.

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