Alumni Stories

See what these Kin alumni are up to and what they’re doing with their Kinesiology degrees.

Alumni Stories: Randy Zhou

  Randy Zhou, BKin 2014, came to Canada from China as a child. He is an accomplished athlete and a former team Canada silver medalist.  He won the title of 2014 Canadian National Powerlifting champion, and holds several records in BC provincial and Canadian powerlifting divisions. He competed as a member of Team Canada in […]

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Alumni Stories: Michael Averill

   Michael Averill, BHK 2006, graduated from UBC in 2006, ran Track and Field, and worked in the Physical Health and Wellness industry for a number of years. His trajectory has changed since his days at UBC. In the past six years Michael has become a full-time musician, and has combined music, storytelling, and social and psychological […]

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Alumni Stories: Sarah Richter

I am a proud alumna of UBC’s School of Kinesiology, having recently graduated in May 2017. I’m originally from sunny Kelowna, and enjoyed the Okanagan’s snowy ski seasons growing up. I chose to attend UBC’s Point Grey campus because it’s where my parents received their degrees. My dad even spent a whopping 7 years studying […]

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Bob Laycoe

Bob Laycoe arrived at UBC for 1968/69 to complete his Masters degree in Physical Education. That same year outside the classroom, he was an inspirational player on the Thunderbird football team while competing on UBC’s wrestling team, a team that won Western Canadian and Canadian university championships. In 1973 after serving four years as head […]

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David Stadnyk

For more than 30 years, as of 2018, David Stadnyk has, in addition to founding many companies, provided leadership, investment and development in the biotech, pharmaceutical and resource sectors. A 1986 UBC graduate in Physical Education Stadnyk played tennis for UBC when tennis was a high-profile sport on campus. Following graduation Stadnyk embarked upon a […]

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Lee Wright

Lee Wright, a 1966 Physical Education graduate, was one of UBC’s outstanding field hockey players and a member of one of Canada’s notable sports families. Wright played on some of UBC’s most impressive field hockey teams during the early 1960s, emerging as one of the top players in Canada. From 1962 through 1966, Wright was […]

Spence McTavish

In the opinion of campus sports aficionados, one of the most notable rugby players to ever play at UBC is Spence McTavish, which considering UBC’s rich rugby history, is significant. This 1973 Phys. Ed. (Kinesiology) graduate was a pillar of strength with UBC’s rugby teams of the early 1970s including one of the university’s very […]

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Dale Ohman

1969 UBC Physical Education (Kinesiology) graduate Dale Ohman would appear to have two passions: volleyball and UBC. As a student, Dale played varsity Thunderbird volleyball, a career feature his being a member of the 1966/67 UBC Hall of Fame team – Canadian champions and a team that ultimately changed the way the game of volleyball […]

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Carrie Watts

Since entering UBC in 1999/2000, Carrie Watts (nee Watson) has been an integral component of UBC Thunderbird basketball, including one of its best players and now an emerging coach. Carrie earned three degrees at UBC: Bachelor of Human Kinestics in 2004, Bachelor of Education in 2005, and Masters of Kinesiology in 2011, while achieving Academic […]

Kim Cassar Torreggiani

Kim Cassar Torreggiani, 1983 Kinesiology graduate, has used her UBC degree together with her athletic background to carve a slightly different career path . . . that being marketing, publicity and fund-raising both professionally and in her extensive volunteer work. While a student with UBC’s varsity swimming team, Kim was a top 10 diving finalist […]