UBC Sport Science Symposium 2019

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by UBC Sport Science and Sport Medicine


UBC is the top varsity athletics program in Canada. Part of the recipe for success is the team behind the team. We are the practitioners who keep the athletes healthy, getting stronger physically and mentally supporting athletes and coaches to reach their potential. We are the interface with Kinesiology and other faculties, where novel ideas are tested for real world application and new technologies are utilized to monitor athletes and enhance performance.

The UBC Thunderbirds Sport Science Symposium is a one-day sports science symposium hosting a wide breadth of presenters and attendees across all disciplines and sport science facets at UBC. This symposium aims to build the network amongst students and professionals, highlight ongoing student projects and applied sport research, impart trans-disciplinary knowledge, and inspire further involvement with the department’s Integrated Support Team (IST). Join us on May 3rd, 2019, from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM at the UBC Life Building, room 2201.

You should attend if you are:

  • A student who is interested in a career in sport or unsure of what to do after their Kinesiology degree. There are people with the coolest jobs that you never knew existed!
  • A coach who is always learning new ways to support your athletes
  • A faculty member who wants to connect the knowledge they develop in labs into practical applications!
  • A community practitioner in Kinesiology, Athletic Therapy, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Performance Analytics, Sport Psychology, Sport Dietetics, or Sport Administration

Our prices are:

  • Regular Student – $35.00
  • Regular General Admission – $50.00


  • Keynote Speaker: Evan Dunfee, 2016 Olympian
  • Zach Besler – Workload management in adolescent baseball players
  • Dr. Cameron Mitchell – Post-exercise requirements: a deep dive into the data
  • Connor Mahannah – UBC Alumni & RYU Brand Connector
  • Roger Takahashi – Q&A session
  • Christian Mustapich – Support from the Sidelines
  • More to detail to come. Check back for up-to-date information

Registration information HERE

We look forward to hosting you for this exciting day of sport science!

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