Alumni Spotlight

Allan Cox - PhD

Allan Cox (PhD ’69), one of the Faculty’s very first PhD graduates, reflects on this time with KSR and where his career has taken him over the past 50 years

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Claire Wade, ISRC

Indigenous Sport and Recreation Certificate alumna and educator Claire Wade weaves Indigenous ways of knowing into school programming

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Beth Hudson - BScKin, MA, ISRC

Educational experiences inspire alumna Beth Hudson to support physical literacy for Indigenous youth

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Alysia Rissling - BScKIN

Excelling both on the court and in the classroom, Rissling applied her physical and mental strength as a Pandas basketball student-athlete to pursue a Canadian Olympic bobsleigh dream

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Rebecca Yohemas - BPE

The passion for leadership, health, and well-being Rebecca experienced in the Faculty is the same passion she brings to her career and volunteer work.

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Katie Hanson Milroy - BPE

Alumnus Katie Hanson Milroy, turned her passion for physical activity, the human body and empowering women into a successful business venture.

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Jodie Vandekerkhove - MA 

For Jodie, discovering her passion of teaching adults to dance was made possible through a MA degree, inspiring mentors and great opportunities. She continues to live her passion of creating thinking bodies through dance.

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Dr. Jeff Vallance - MA, PhD 

It was serendipity that led Jeff Vallance to the door of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, and it was two great supervisors, a master’s and a doctoral degree and a lifetime of memories that helped carry him on to an established career.

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Alfred Nikolai - BPE

Reflecting on his experience and the value of the degree he chose so long ago, Nikolai says that Physical Education is more about learning people skills than learning how to coach a specific sport or teach a skill.

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Lauren Capozzi - BScKin

To Capozzi, the connection between medical science, human body movement and functioning, and biomechanics were a link well worth exploring.

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Kelsey Hurley - BPE 

Kelsey also wants to have more impact in the health field by working at a policy level and helping to create programs that create real and positive change for better health outcomes for everyone.

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