UBC to research effects of exercise on those with chronic disease with new rehabilitation gym

April 13, 2016

UBC has announced that its future sports and exercise medicine centre will feature a state-of-the-art rehabilitation and research gym, which will allow experts to explore training techniques, injury recovery strategies, and the effects of exercise on people with cancer and other chronic diseases. The new gym will be made possible by a $1 M donation from the Jack and Darlene Poole Foundation. The late Jack Poole was known to many as an entrepreneur and a co-leader of Vancouver’s successful bid to host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. “Jack worked hard to stay as fit as possible through his challenges with prostate cancer and then during his long and arduous struggle with pancreatic cancer,” said Darlene Poole. “I hope this facility will show that people with cancer, and with other challenges, can gain strength and find the best ways to carry on.” UBC