Garett Jackson

PhD Student


Prof. Jonathan Little

Current Program

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 completed his B.H.K at UBC Okanagan in 2018 and MSc of Health and Exercise Sciences in June 2020. He enjoys boxing, archery, playing guitar, biking and building/tuning import engines and turbo-systems. Garett hopes to pursue a career in academia as a professor and researcher.

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 concentration and function in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and whether these can be altered using exercise and dietary interventions.