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Dave Harper

Dr. Dave Harper, PhD

Associate Professor

Faculty of Health Sciences, Kinesiology

Abbotsford campus, D3113

Phone: 604-504-7441 ext. 4492

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B.Sc.: University of British Columbia
Ph.D.: University of British Columbia
Post-doctoral fellowship: Woods Hole
Post-doctoral fellowship: Cambridge  

Teaching Philosophy

Human anatomy and physiology
Contemporary health issues (active health) 

Other activities   
Car racing, skiing, running, hiking, kayaking, travel, art, film, theatre, music, literature
President, Pacific BioVentures Inc.

Teaching Interests

Biotechnology: author of "Investing in Biotech: how to profit from the biopharmaceutical revolution"
Online education (pedagogy and management)
First Nations health and post-secondary education
Society for Experimental Biology
Sports Medicine Council of BC
Canadian Society for Women in Science and Technology 
BC Biotech
UBC Business Accelerator (mentor)
BC Student Biotech Network (mentor)
Abbotsford Learning Plus
Chilliwack Elder College

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The kinesiology program has not only exposed me to the theory, but has equipped me with a vast amount of practical knowledge, applications, and tools to use in the future. This program has led me to pursue a career in medicine where I can have a positive impact on other and help them live a healthy life.

  • – P.J. Retief
  •    Kinesiology (Class of 2017)

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