Teaching & LEARNING
About Our Work
Since inception, the School of Health and Exercise Sciences has demonstrated its commitment to teaching excellence and the student experience. To achieve these aims, the School has a dedicated group of faculty engaged in creative educational leadership and innovations in teaching.
Our School is committed to implementing evidence-based and innovative teaching practices to help improve and enhance the student learning experience. We work collaboratively with the Centre for Teaching and Learning to generate, identify and share new approaches to effective teaching strategies in health and exercise sciences.
Our School is committed to leading, inspiring and supporting excellence in teaching. We inspire and enable students through excellence in transformative teaching, mentoring, advising and the student experience.
Health and wellbeing is of foundational importance to our School. Through cross-campus partnerships, our School works to support and improve the health and wellbeing of all UBC students.
What We Do
Our faculty members are engaged in projects which advance a scholarly and innovative approach to teaching, learning, curriculum and educational technology.
Use of 3D Imaging and Rapid Prototyping
The use of cadavers in large anatomy classes is prohibitive. The School has generated 3D images and CNC-milled foam models from 3D scans of cadavers from the medical school anatomy class for use in Human Kinetics anatomy classes and laboratories.
Elective introduces health competencies for students
Developed by the School, Health Studies 100 (HEAL100) offers an in-depth look at health studies with an emphasis on student health – focusing on education, research and their impact on a variety of student health issues.
Understanding how students can manage stress
The School is currently engaged in research that will provide important insights into how student can effectively manage stress. The project involves examining how peer mentors can help their mentees better manage their stress response.
Sally Stewart receives 2019 Teaching Excellence & Innovation Award
Sally Stewart has long been an advocate for facilitating academic excellence through integrating wellbeing into her classrooms and lecture halls, a theme that can be seen through many of her current research projects as well as her educational leadership.
Zoe Soon receives Universitas 21 (U21) International Teaching Excellence Award
The Universitas 21 (U21) International Teaching Excellence Award is awarded to health science junior faculty from different institutions each year to recognize teaching excellence. The award recognizes leaders who share their areas of good practice across the U21 network.
Greg duManoir leads first Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology teaching-focused symposium
For the first time CSEP has hosted a teaching-focused symposium at the annual conference. Led by Greg duManoir, the symposium concentrated on teaching exercise science at the undergraduate level, including program-level design, course-level design, and class-level design.