UBC School of kinesiology & UBC School of health and Exercise sciences

Partnership to foster collaboration in research, teaching and learning, and engagement.

UBC’s “one-university, two-campus” model is the foundation for the partnership between UBC’s School of Kinesiology on the Vancouver campus and UBC’s School of Health and Exercise Sciences on the Okanagan campus. Together, the Schools are rated #4 in the world in sport-related subjects by QS World University Rankings.

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Collaboration to leverage our distinctive and complementary strengths. 

The School of Health and Exercise Sciences and School of Kinesiology are committed to building and enhancing research partnerships across campuses.

In 2021, the Schools launched the UBCV/UBCO Collaborative Catalyst Grant Opportunity in Kinesiology, Health, and Exercise Sciences with the aim to build and strengthen collaborative research partnerships between the two campuses and Schools. The joint funding opportunity is intended to support innovative and original research initiatives that lead to novel, impactful scientific advancements and successful external funding across both sites. The primary aim of these grants is to stimulate new and meaningful collaborations between investigators.

2021 call for applications


Teaching & Learning

Co-creation of professional learning opportunities to enhance faculty and student experiences. 

Together, we are are strategically working to enhance linkages between our two Schools and campuses to lead educational innovation and improvement.

In 2020, the Schools launched the UBC Exercise, Kinesiology, and Health Seminar Program with the aim to expand knowledge about topics from the broad field of kinesiology and health studies for graduate students and faculty members. The virtual seminar series is a forum for critical academic discussion.

Upcoming Speakers

    • Fall series to resume in September 2021

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Working together to develop and enhance coordinated engagement efforts. 

Our Schools partner to support priority engagement initiatives. For example, in 2019, the Schools co-sponsored the annual Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) conference, which welcomed health and exercise professionals from across Canada.