LAUNCH of the PAR-Q+ & ePARmed-X+: International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health 2010

Mobilizing Research for Global Action in Policy and Practice On May 5-8, 2010, the 3rd International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health was held in Toronto, Ontario. There were more than 1200 delegates from more than 48 countries in attendance. Drs. Warburton and Bredin were honoured to be amongst a select group of presenters during […]

Article has been cited more than 5600 times!

We are extremely pleased to report that an article created by Drs. Warburton and Bredin (published in the prestigious Canadian Medical Association Journal) has now been cited over 5600 times. This article is amongst the most cited papers in the history of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. We are pleased with the reception that this article has […]

Getting Games Fit

Drs. Warburton and Bredin were highlighted recently for their innovative approach to reducing the risk for the 25,000 volunteers of the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2010.  Getting Games Fit was a huge success and has set the benchmark for future Olympic Games. For the full story please click the following link: Getting Games […]

FUN hockey! UBC Thunder

SPACES AVAILABLE We are pleased to announce that FUNdamental Hockey (FUN Hockey) is in full swing for this spring and summer. Our development sessions are currently ongoing and our Thunder teams will participate in a series of development sessions with the ultimate goal of participating in exhibition games, a jamboree, and/or local tournament. Currently, we are working […]

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Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some dont turn up at all. Sam Ewing

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RainForest Trail Run

September 30, 2019 Recent Events No Comments

What an amazing day for our trainees, staff, and athletes who participated in the inaugural RainForest Trail Run. The RainForest Trail run was conceived by the Vancouver Sun Run founders as a way to promote Indigenous ways of understanding and doing and to support physical activity within local Indigenous communities. Our team was proud to be a founding member and partner in this important initiative.

We are proud of all of our trainees, staff, and student members. Special acknowledgement to our young athletes (Ava Miles, Aedan Warburton, Declan Warburton) on their remarkable accomplishments. Ava was one of the youngest participants in the 400 m youth race and 5 km walk/run. Aedan Warburton won the Silver medal in the 400 m youth race and then went on to place 6th in the Under 20 Male category and 35th place in the Open (all ages category) in the 5 km run. Not bad for an 11 year old. His 13 year old brother Declan Warburton, not expecting to race, placed third in the Under 20 Male Category and 6th place in the Open Category for the 5 km trail race. Extremely proud of our young athletes, students, professors, and staff that participated in this event. Was great to see Drs. Bredin, Warburton, and Taunton walking and sharing stories through the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples.

Full details of the story can be found here: https://www.rainforesttrailrun.com/news/gord-kurenoff-hundreds-lace-up-to-celebrate-culture-active-living-urban-forest

Waneek Horn-Miller Selected to the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame

September 11, 2019 Recent Events No Comments

A sincere congratulations to Waneek Horn-Miller on her prestigious selection to the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame. We are extremely proud of Waneek and all of her accomplishments. We are honoured to have Waneek as a MSc student in our Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology program, UBC.

For further information regarding this prestigious honour and her remarkable story please visit this CBC story: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/waneek-horn-miller-canada-sports-hall-fame-1.5155964

“When one Indigenous person achieves, we all succeed,” said Horn-Miller.

Please watch the CBC video HERE.

Air Quality and Exercise In Persons Living with Coronary Artery Disease

February 24, 2019 Recent Events No Comments

Congratulations to Dr. Warburton and his team on the publication of a paper in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Medicine. This work was the culmination of a Health Canada funded project that examined the effects of air pollution in persons living with coronary artery disease providing evidence-based recommendations for healthcare professionals and patients alike. This paper included three trainees from our program.

Warburton DER, Bredin SSD, Shellington E, Cole C, de Faye A, Harris J, Kim D, and Abelsohn A. A systematic review of the short-term health effects of air pollution in persons living with coronary heart disease. Journal of Clinical Medicine 2019;8(2):274; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm8020274

Article Published in Prestigious Journal of Clinical Medicine

February 7, 2019 Recent Events No Comments

A sincere congratulations to Nana Wu (PhD Student) and other members of our team on the publication of a systematic review in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Medicine (Impact Factor = 5.583). We are honoured to say that this publication includes six trainees and both directors from our program.

Wu N, Bredin SSD, Guan Y, Dickinson K, Kim D, Chua Z,Kaufman K, Warburton DER. Cardiovascular health benefits of exercise training in persons living with Type 1 Diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Medicine 2019;8:253; doi: 10.3390/jcm8020253

Well done team!

CIHR Project Grant: Great News

January 24, 2019 Recent Events No Comments

Congratulations to Dr Warburton () and his team (including Dr Shannon Bredin) on receiving the prestigious 5 year CIHR Project grant ($707,625) for their project “Engaging Indigenous Ways of Knowing to Enhance Health and Wellness.”

Congratulations to Shawn Hanna, Kai Kaufman, and Henry Lai

January 17, 2019 Recent Events No Comments

Congratulations to Shawn Hanna, Kai Kaufman, and Henry Lai from the on being selected to participate in the prestigious CIHR Indigenous Gender and Wellness: Idea Fair and Learning Circle. Well done!

“Fit but unhealthy? UBC study finds hidden heart disease risk in athletes”

September 2, 2018 Recent Events No Comments

We are pleased to say that one of our studies was highlighted recently on various media outlets and by the BMJ journals. This work was conducted as part of Barb Morrison’s graduate work (Experimental Medicine) under the supervision of Dr. Warburton and colleagues from SportsCardiologyBC. For further information please click on the following links:

https://bmjopensem.bmj.com/content/4/1/e000370

https://globalnews.ca/news/4422702/ubc-athletes-cardiovascular-risk/

 

“Yes, hot yoga is awesome. Science says so”

July 18, 2018 Recent Events No Comments

Research from the Cardiovascular Physiology and Rehabilitation Laboratory was recently highlighted in the Globe and Mail. The article by Alex Hutchinson discusses the potential benefits of training in a hot yoga environment in elite Olympic field hockey players. This work was conducted as part of Andrew Perrotta’s PhD thesis in Experimental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, under the supervision of Dr. Darren Warburton. We are proud of the work of our trainees and our continued work with Field Hockey Canada and various other professional and national teams.

 

Pacific Thunder

June 23, 2018 Recent Events No Comments

We are pleased to say that our senior boys hockey team (UBC Pacific Thunder) are scheduled to play in the upcoming Whistler International Allstar Hockey Tournament. Our 2005 aged boys will participate in this prestigious tournament as part of the Program of Excellence in Sport Development. This year’s team will have players from Alberta, Greater Vancouver, the Okanagan, and Vancouver Island. This includes players from leading spring hockey programs and hockey academies such as the Pacific Selects, Vancouver Vipers, Vancouver Selects, Steelers, BC Bears, Island Stars, BC Blackhawks, St. George’s Hockey Academy, BWC Hockey Academy, and Delta Hockey Academy.

UPDATE

We are pleased to say that our team won the bronze medal in this tournament and more importantly got to meet kids from diverse regions of North America. The kids were great ambassadors for our programming demonstrating that it is possible to have fun and succeed at elite youth hockey. We are indebted to all of the kids, their parents and families, and spring programs that allowed their players to play for our team. Most will be entering elite hockey academies in the fall. We look forward to watching the careers of these elite players.

Here are a few pictures that capture the kids during the tournament. We are particularly proud to show the picture of Zach Zapanta and his little brother Zyann Zapanta who have been athletes and athlete mentors in our programming for several years. You will also notice the retro jerseys that the kids chose to wear, really speaks to why the kids play hockey (#FUN, #fundamentalhockey).

 

 

New Centre

May 29, 2018 Recent Events No Comments

We are honoured to announce that our main research laboratories have been moved to the Lower Mall Research Station. We are particularly proud of our new program, Indigenous Studies in Kinesiology.