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! 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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Andrew Jeklin Receives Prestigious WorkSafe BC Research Training Award

August 5, 2015 Recent Events No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Jeklin has received the prestigious WorkSafe BC Research Training award. In 2015, Andrew was the only Masters student to receive this award in BC.  He is currently investigating the role sleep deprivation and cognitive fatigue may have on the incidence of workplace injuries during shift work in Wildland Firefighters. For further information regarding this award please visit this LINK.

Alis Bonsignore Receives ACSM International Travel Award

May 21, 2015 Recent Events No Comments

We are pleased to announce that Alis Bonsignore received the ACSM International Travel Award for the presentation of her MSc thesis work entitled “Assessment of Cardiovascular Reserve in HER2-positive Breast Cancer Survivors.”

 

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).

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New Centre

May 29, 2018

CIHR Catalyst Grant

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FUN hockey! UBC Thunder

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Congratulations to Recent Graduates

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