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 3000 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 3000 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!

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 upcoming exhibition games and at least one tournament. Currently, we are working on research initiatives with children born in the years 2004-2008. If your son […]

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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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Amanda de Faye Receives CIHR Masters Award (CGSM)

April 30, 2015 Recent Events No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Amanda de Faye has received the CIHR Masters Award (CGSM) for her work under the supervision of Dr. Darren Warburton. This is a highly competitive and prestigious national award. A sincere congratulations to Amanda.

Jean Burrows Receives CIHR Doctoral Research Award – Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS-D)

April 30, 2015 Recent Events No Comments

We are pleased to announce the Jean Burrows was recently awarded the CIHR Doctoral Scholarship for her PhD studies under the supervision of Dr. Shannon Bredin. This is an extremely competitive and prestigious national award. A sincere congratulations to Jean for this honour.

Alis Bonsignore Wins Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation Student Award

October 24, 2014 Recent Events No Comments

The Canadian Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation (CACPR) is the national leader in cardiovascular disease prevention and rehabilitation. The CACPR offers prestigious Student Research Awards on an annual basis with the winners presenting their abstracts at the annual symposium. These awards are funded by the Cardiac Health Foundation of Canada.

In 2014, two awards (one Masters and one PhD level) were given. We are pleased greatly to announce that Alis Bonsignore is this year’s winner for the Masters award presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Society annual meeting. We are extremely proud of Alis and her accomplishments.

A Heartfelt Goodbye to Visiting Scholar Nanu Wu!

October 24, 2014 Recent Events No Comments

On behalf of the Physical Activity Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Unit we would like to acknowledge the departure of our friend and colleague, Nana Wu. Nana visited from Shanghai (China) and became a valued and trusted member of our team. It is with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to Nana. We are happy that Nana is now able to return to her family and friends in China. However, we will certainly miss Nana.

Nana was an exceptionally hard worker taking on every opportunity afforded her. Her work ethic provided a great example to all of our trainees. She was a part of virtually every trial in our laboratory over the time that she spent in our laboratory. Nana has been a great ambassador for our Pan Pacific Trainee Exchange program.

Nana’s compassion for and ability to work with others was remarkable. This was evidenced when our entire laboratory showed up to say goodbye to Nana. There were tears all around reflecting clearly the impact that Nana had on each of us. We look forward to working with Nana in the future and sincerely hope that she will be able to continue studies at the University of British Columbia. Nana will always be welcome in our program.

Sincerely,

Darren and Shannon

Alis Bonsignore Successfully Defends MSc!

October 22, 2014 Recent Events No Comments

A heartfelt congratulations to Alis Bonsignore who successfully defended her MSc in Experimental Medicine (Faculty of Medicine) recently. Alis has received widespread acclaim for her work in clinical exercise physiology and rehabilitation. Alis has accepted recently an offer from the University of Toronto to complete a PhD. We wish her continued success in her studies and look forward to our continued collaborations.

Josh Robertson Successfully Defends MKIN!

October 22, 2014 Recent Events No Comments

A heartfelt congratulations to Josh Robertson who successfully defended his MKIN recently. Josh has brought distinction to our high performance research team. Josh has worked closely with our national men’s and women’s field hockey teams. We look forward to our continued collaborations.

Dr Jack Taunton Inducted into BC Sports Hall of Fame

September 25, 2014 Recent Events No Comments

We are extremely pleased to announce that our mentor and friend Dr. Jack Taunton was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame. We are proud to have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Taunton on various initiatives. He has been the greatest supporter and driving force behind our program. A heartfelt congratulations. Sincerely, Darren and Shannon

For further information on Dr. Taunton’s remarkable accomplishments please visit: https://sportmedbc.com/news/dr-jack-taunton-inducted-bc-sports-hall-fame

Fat Dog 100 (now Fat Dog 120) is listed as one of North America’s hardest races!

September 7, 2014 Recent Events No Comments

Competitor Magazine has recently listed Fat Dog as one of North America’s hardest races. For the full story please go to Competitor Magazine.

 

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Photos courtesy of Heather Macdonald (Fat Dog 120).

Heather Foulds Accepts New Faculty Position

April 16, 2014 Recent Events No Comments

We are extremely proud to announce that Heather Foulds (PhD Candidate, Experimental Medicine) has been offered and accepted a faculty position at the University of Saskatchewan. This is a truly remarkable feat considering that Heather interviewed and accepted her position during the final year of her PhD studies. Heather is scheduled to defend her PhD in June 2014. Heather’s PhD defense will take place on Friday, June 27, 2014 at 12:30 PM in Room 200 of the Graduate Student Centre (6371 Crescent Road, UBC). A heartfelt congratulations to Heather, she has brought distinction and honour to our program. Sincerely, Drs. Warburton and Bredin.

Lauren Buschmann Receives Prestigious NSERC Industry Partnered Scholarship

April 16, 2014 Recent Events No Comments

We are excited to announce that Lauren Buschmann has received a prestigious NSERC Industry Partnered Scholarship for her MSc studies. A heartfelt congratulations.

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