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UBC’s Hanson helping relations between clubs, Basketball BC

Kevin Hanson, head coach of the UBC Thunderbirds men’s basketball team and UBC Kinesiology alumnus (BPE '88), has signed on to be the coach of the Under-17 boys provincial team this summer, The Province reported. More

Best of young adult fiction: Classic, revolutionary reads

Dr. Theresa Rogers and Caroline Hamilton of UBC’s Department of Language and Literacy Education offer five classic and revolutionary reads for young adults in 2018 in an article on The Conversation. More

iPhone pedometer is off the mark

The Vancouver Courier reported on UBC School of Kinesiology research which showed the iPhone’s built-in pedometer could be under-reporting steps taken by users. More

Don’t let pollution stop you from exercising

A talk by Dr. Michael Koehle on exercising in polluted air was featured on Outside Online. More

Smartphone pedometers offer opportunities to monitor health

CKNW featured an interview with UBC Kinesiology PhD candidate Mark Duncan about his study that tested the accuracy of pedometers on iPhones. More

Smartphone pedometers underestimate steps, still valuable

Various media outlets reported on a UBC study that found iPhone owners who use the Health app to track their steps could be doing more than what the device indicates. More

Smartphone health apps miss some daily activity of users

According to a new UBC School of Kinesiology study, if you use your smartphone to monitor your physical activity, you're probably more active than it suggests. More

Order of Canada recipient Verna Kirkness

Order of Canada recipient Verna Kirkness, the first director of UBC’s First Nations House of Learning and former Director of the Native Teacher Education Program (NITEP), was interviewed on CBC Radio's Early Edition to discuss her participation in the OC50 anniversary celebration at UBC on November 29, 2017. More

‘We’re doing the best we can’: French immersion teacher shortage in Canada a chronic and stressful problem

CBC News spoke with Dr. Wendy Carr about the chronic shortage of French immersion teachers in Canada. More

Opinion: How British Columbia can improve educational success

Dr. Charles Ungerleider, a professor emeritus of educational studies at UBC, wrote an op-ed for the Vancouver Sun about improving education in BC. More