Wildfire Season is Here – How and when do we exercise?

This podcast with one of our physicians gives information and guidance on exercise in air pollution.

2020 Gunn Lecture


The 2020 Annual UBC Chan Gunn Lecture will be held Thursday October 22,2020; 5:00- 6:00PM(PT)

Speakers: Cory Choma, Quin Sekulich, Neville Wright

Each year, distinguished scholars/clinicians are invited to speak at the UBC Chan Gunn Annual Lecture about issues related to IMS and neuropathic pain. This lecture is held in honour of Dr. Chan Gunn and his generous contributions.

Our topic will be: The Elite Athlete, their Support Team and Gunn IMS, presented by the unique team of athlete, coach and clinician.

For background video lectures on the neuropathic model and NevilleWright’s IMS treatment with Cory Choma, please visit:

COVID-19 Update


At Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic, we are committed to ensuring the safety of our patients and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.


As requested by the BC Provincial Health Officer, we are following the guidance provided by our health authorities, regulatory colleges, and WorkSafe BC to ensure that we have strong infection prevention and control protocols and occupational health and safety practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in this clinic.

For more details visit this link to download the safety plan:

COVID-19 Safety Plan AMSMC – May 19, 2020


Notice to all patients:

We are happy to inform you that our Sports Medicine and Gunn IMS Clinics are again providing non-urgent in-person patient appointments. To continue to provide the best possible care to our patients, we will also continue to offer telehealth care such as telephone appointments and video visits to patients to address your health concerns. If you require an appointment, please call 604-822-3614 to speak with a staff member.

Research Profile for Professor Rob Boushel

Dr. Boushel is the Director of Kinesiology, and one of the exercise physiologists in the Gunn Pavilion.  Check out a recent profile of his work here.

Professor Don McKenzie Profiled on NPR

Check out this great story and audio from a story about Dr. Don McKenzie‘s seminal work with breast cancer, exercise, dragon boating and Abreast In a Boat.  Don has always been a leader in the science of cancer and exercise, since he questioned the dogma preventing women with breast cancer from engaging in meaningful exercise.





Body Composition and Sport Nutrition Now Available

Performance Sport Nutrition and Exercise Physiologist Alan Kenny is now available to do detailed Body Composition Assessments and Nutritional Consultations through our Centre. Check out his bio here and the list of services here.

Exercise and Air Pollution

On days when the air pollution is high, it can be confusing how and whether to exercise, the attached video from the recent International Triathlon Union Sport Science Conference  discussions these complex interactions.  The speaker is Professor Michael Koehle, one of our physicians and researchers.

Chan Gunn Pavilion opened March 2018

The Chan Gunn Pavilion houses the Centre for Physical Activity & Exercise Medicine which includes:


  • increased capacity and enhanced space for the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Clinic (including Primary Care Sport Medicine, Physiotherapy, Orthopaedics),
  • the Jack and Darlene Poole Rehabilitation and Research Gym — a space to develop and deliver evidence-based exercise programs to prevent, treat and manage cancer and other medical conditions,
  • the Gunn IMS wing, dedicated to chronic pain treatment and research,
  • a kinesiology and physiology laboratory to orchestrate research and care involving with fitness monitoring and muscular and cardiorespiratory testing,
  • an imaging suite equipped with cutting-edge technology.

Our New Address (effective March 2018)
2553 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

The Chan Gunn Pavilion is located directly in front of the Thunderbird Arena. 

Phone, Fax and Email are:
Phone: 604 822 6833

Primary Care: 604-822-3614
Fax: 604 630 7088

Short-term parking for patient drop-off is located directly in front of the Chan Gunn Pavilion.
Patient parking is located directly across the street in the Thunderbird Parkade.  For additional parking options and rates please visit UBC parking website. 


Welcome to the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre

The Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre (AMSMC) is a multidisciplinary, on-campus, Exercise and Sports Medicine Centre that is committed to education, research and service and the scientific pursuit of knowledge to create better health.  Health and human performance are the highest priorities of the AMSMC.  The scope of its programs is broad and extends to all health issues that incorporate or may involve physical activity as a primary intervention.  AMSMC helps recreational and competitive athletes to achieve optimal performance through state of the art injury management, diagnostics, health maintenance, rehabilitation, performance enhancement and training.