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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.

You should attend if you are:

  • A student who is interested in a career in sport. 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


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 Integrated Sport Team (IST).

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

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Sam Ebata is the Biomechanics & Performance Analysis Lead with the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific and has just returned from her 2nd Olympic Games experience (4th multi-sport games). She primarily works with Freestyle Canada, which as a group has won 11 Olympic medals over the past 2 games. Sam is a world leader in performance analysis and biomechanics.

Tavis Bruce is a strength and conditioning coach with the UBC Thunderbirds. He is one of the architects behind the UBC Men's Volleyball championship victory this past season. He is an early adopter of technology and utilizes it effectively both in the weight room and fields of play to help optimize training adaptations and performance. Tavis is a former Academic All Canadian and star pitcher with UBC Baseball, he graduated with honours in Kinesiology in 2014.

David Hendry is a PhD candidate within the motor skills lab at UBC and assistant coach with UBC men's soccer. He has published several peer reviewed artices on the topic of athlete development and has presented at national and international conferences. In addition, David also works with Major Leagues Soccer, and has held positions at Glasgow Ranges F.C. and the Scottish Football Association.

Mick Leahy is a MSc candidate in the Health and Integrative Physiology Lab at UBC, and a graduate assistant strength coach with the UBC Track & Field Team. He is currently working on projects that look into the workings of swimmers lungs; both the work of breathing required in for swimming and how swimmers experience exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.

Mikayla Ogrodniczuk is a 4th year athlete on the Thunderbirds Women's Hockey Team. Inspired by the desire to help erase the stigma surrounding mental illness, Mikayla created UBC's first student-athlete oriented mental health resource, UBC Athlete's Hub, which provides comprehensive resources to student-athletes with mental health concerns.

Sarah Manson is an innovation scientist in lululemon's whitespace laboratory, bridging human physiology and performance with product innovations and designs. She has worked both in industry and as a Sport Scientist during her time with High Performance Sport New Zealand and Canada Soccer.

Emma McCrudden is a Sport Dietitian who has worked with numerous Olympians and professional sports teams in Ireland, England and Canada. She now works with the UBC Thunderbird Varsity athletes and teaches sport nutrition as part of the Kinesiology faculty at UBC.

Cameron Gee is an award winning PhD student at UBC working with the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific on cutting edge interventions to enhance cardiovascular and pulmonary function in elite athletes with spinal cord injuries.

Ian Perry is a Sport Psychology Masters student and Mental Performance Consultant for UBC Athletics. Alongside working under the umbrella of mental performance Ian was the Former Captain and now assistant coach of the MVB team. Ian's training and experience leaves him well positioned on how to create an optimal mindset both on and off the court.

Dr. Don McKenzie is professor and director of the Division of Sports Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He has been the team physician for the Canadian Canoe Team for over 30 years and is the chair of the Medical and Anti-Doping Committee of the International Canoe Federation. He has served as president of the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology and has an active research program that has graduated more than 80 students.


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