Garett Jackson

PhD Student


Prof. Jonathan Little

Current Program

Garett completed his B.H.K at UBC Okanagan in 2018 and MSc of Health and Exercise Sciences in June 2020.


NSERC CGS-D (2022), Graduate Dean’s Aboriginal Entrance Fellowship (2020), British Columbia Graduate Scholarship (2020), NSERC USRA, 2018, Aboriginal Graduate Fellowship (2018 and 2019), Graduate Dean’s Entrance Scholarship (2018).


Garett enjoys hockey, archery, making and producing music, biking and building/tuning import engines and turbo-systems. Garett hopes to pursue a career in private industry working in device research and development.

Current Research

Garett’s masters research focused on changes in immune cell recruitment and mobilization in response to acute submaximal aerobic exercise in individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI). Specifically, the response of these cells to an updated physical activity guidelines exercise bout for individuals living with both paraplegia and tetraplegia. Garett’s PhD work involves exploring and characterizing extracellular vesicle phenotype, size, concentration, and micro-RNA content in individuals with respect to sex differences, in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and whether these can be altered using chronic exercise in healthy young adults.