This year, the KIN Career Fair is happening in the AMS Student Nest.
Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Location: AMS Nest, Great Hall (Second Floor)
Time: 11:00am – 3:00 pm
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Career Panel Session
Want to hear from alumni and industry experts who have pursued a career in the Kinesiology field?
Come and attend the panel session and meet three of our UBC Kinesiology alumni.
KINtribute to an Active Society – (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.) | Room 2314, AMS Nest
Are you keen to create a positive impact in the health of your community? Do you ever wonder how your textbook information is applicable to the real world? What role do KIN graduates play in the development and maintenance of healthy neighbourhoods? Are you curious about how large sporting events are organized? Join us at the interactive panel session with some diligent pioneers who have been working towards the common goal – creating an active society.
Andrew Clements, Recreation Manager, University Neighbourhoods Association
Andrew Clements graduated from UBC’s Masters in Human Kinetics program in 2004. He has a passion for coaching, teaching and leadership. Currently Andrew oversees the direction and development of the Recreation Department at the University Neighbourhoods Association (UNA) as Recreation Manager on the campus of the University of British Columbia. Both community centres offer over 200 programs a semester servicing all ages and demographics from the surrounding community.
Prior to this Andrew was hired to direct the UTown @ UBC Youth Leadership Program, which I ran for two years developing the leadership skills of the resident youth of the UNA. The program was successful in helping youth develop their subjective interpretation of leadership, ultimately contributing to the discovery of their true voice as young leaders in their community.
Sara Hodson, Founder & President, Live Well Exercise Clinic
Sara Hodson is a 2002 UBC Kinesiology graduate (Exercise Science) and the founder and program director of LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic. She has over 15 years of experience directing clinical exercise programming with a strong background in cardiac rehab, diabetes management and prevention, obesity and prevention.
Her vision and initiatives that support ‘exercise as medicine’ have supported more than 800 physicians to prescribe lifestyle change to more than 3,000 patients since 2011. A thought leader in Exercise is Medicine, Sara was awarded Business Person of the Year by the Surrey Board of Trade in 2017, volunteers with local hospitals and community health projects. Sara teaches the exercise prescription component of the Diabetes Educator course and is an ongoing contributor to Exercise is Medicine Canada and a keynote speaker for the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology.
LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic has locations across the lower mainland and is opening an additional 18 locations across Canada this year, including Toronto. The company was named as #18 on the BC Business Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies list.
Sara also has 4 children aged 7,9,11 and 13 and enjoys spending time going on walks at the beach with her husband. She finds joy in training with her horse as equestrian jumpers.
Glen Mulcahy, Founder & CEO/Executive Director, Paradigm Sports / For the Love of the Game
Glen graduated with a Bachelor of Physical Education in 1991. He has a knack for seamlessly backing up key concepts with relevant anecdotes and research. You will find Glen’s ideas on ‘kids in sports’ are not only thought provoking, but enjoyable as he communicates with a great sense of passion and humor. His lifetime of multi-sport experience and uncanny ability to connect with his audience & draw them into his story makes Glen a passionate down-to-earth man that is driven to prevent youth from dropping out of organized sports.
Glen’s belief in focusing on the fundamentals of the game rather than current game-centric and winning at all costs is both refreshing and inspiring. Now with two youth athletes of his own, Glen is determined to bring the game back to the kids and inspire youth to stay involved in sports not just during teen years, but throughout adulthood as well.
The list of all the registered exhibitors that will be attending this year’s KIN Career Fair can be found below.
Infofit Educators is a school for aspiring and established Fitness Professionals. We have been in business since 1989 and have taught thousands of students to become Personal Trainers. Infofit is registered with the Private Training Intuitions Branch, and an active member The British Columbia Career College and National Association of Career Colleges. All PTA, BCCCA and NACC members meet the highest regulatory standards, ensuring the best possible education available for our students. Infofit offers a wide range of courses designed to suit your needs. And Infofit courses are tax deductible and there is no GST on INFOFIT course tuition. Infofit graduates are in high demand! If you follow this link to our web site, you will see a list of companies looking for INFOFIT certified trainers. We offer job placement for all of our students. Infofit Certification programs are BCRPA and ACE approved. We offer four different learning formats based on your availability and budget.
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides University, Career, and Continuing Studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara's expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all ages, backgrounds, and life stages to choose their own educational path. Langara is also known as house of teachings, a name given to it by the Musqueam people on whose unceded traditional territory the College is located. Health and Human Services programs include registered massage therapy, yoga teacher training, strategic resilience and more.
We help Canadian students who are interested in studying in Australia. We assist with choosing the right school, with the whole application process, accreditation for returning to Canada and more!
Palmer College of Chiropractic is the trusted leader in Chiropractic education. Palmer is the largest chiropractic college in the profession and offers the highest-quality chiropractic education in three locations, in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose, California; and Port Orange, Florida. As a natural healthcare system, chiropractic is ideal for students interested in helping people achieve optimal health without drugs or surgery. The Palmer curriculum is a graduate-level program that is typically completed in a little more than three calendar and leads to a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree. Palmer equips students with a rigorous and practical education so that they may be successful in completion of their boards, in obtaining licensure, and setting up practice.
The Robert H. Lee Graduate School at UBC Sauder School of Business delivers a diverse range of high-quality, well-regarded graduate programs, including the UBC MBA, UBC Master of Management and the UBC Bachelor + Master of Management program. We consistently rank in the top 100 programs in the world by the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking and have the #2 ranked Master of Management program in North America. Drop by to chat about your career goals and see how UBC Sauder can advance your career.
The School of Kinesiology's Outreach Programs are a series of programs dedicated to community and student engagement. The programs are overseen by an Advisory Board comprised of Kinesiology faculty members. Program offerings are run on a daily basis by School of Kinesiology students or alumni, as well as other UBC students, under the supervision of two full-time Program Managers: Dylan Brown for Active Kids and Acting Manager Janelle Iglesias for UBC BodyWorks.
The programs are designed to engage the community, both organizations and individuals, to promote physical activity amongst all ages and abilities in a non-competitive atmosphere. We strive to promote best practices and inspire adults, older adults, teens and children to find joy in movement, to promote health and wellbeing.
The Smith and Laycoe Varsity Training Center is home to over 650 Varsity athletes representing 25 teams. It is the only central hub that all of our athletes frequently visit and is one of the biggest cultural components to the success of our Varsity athletics. The Varsity weight room was developed to offer our student athletes first class facilities and coaching to help continue progress in the pursuit of excellence. Our Volunteer Student Coaches will help athletes on both the gym floor and on court or field to aid in increasing performance in their perspective sports. They will be expected to interact with athletes, sport coaches, therapists and fellow staff members while maintaining the culture of the Varsity gym. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to work in a diverse and unique environment where they will be able to tie what is learned in the classroom into a practical and professional setting.
Founded in 1983, the West Coast College of Massage Therapy is the founding college of registered massage therapy education in BC. We offer free resources for prospective students, current students, and graduates studying for their board exams. Visit us and find out why WCCMT is the best choice in massage therapy education.
Non-Profit / Government
The British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists or "BCAK" is a BC registered not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1991. We represent and advocate for our members and are committed to promoting Kinesiology as an integral part of individual health and wellness. Kinesiologists provide solutions for the prevention and management of injury, disability and chronic health issues, and also focus on overall health and wellness. Additionally, the BCAK promotes the effectiveness of Kinesiology to all stakeholders, including the public, various levels of government, industry organizations such as ICBC, WorkSafe BC, third party payers (health insurance providers), and others. The society raises funds primarily through membership to carry out its purposes which are detailed in its Constitution and Bylaws. The society is governed by a volunteer board of directors and has more than 850 professionals (referred to as "Practicing" members) who provide services to the public.
Musculoskeletal and related conditions affect 8 out of 10 British Columbians at least once during their lifetime. Chiropractors are here to help you recover quickly and stay healthy. The British Columbia Chiropractic Association (BCCA) is dedicated to furthering the chiropractic profession through public awareness, promotion of health research and meaningful partnerships.
The British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS) is the lead Emergency Medical Services (EMS) agency in British Columbia, the largest EMS provider in Canada, and one of the largest in North America responding to over 600,000 ground calls and 7,800 air calls every year. BCAS operates under the authority of the BC Emergency Health Services which is supported by the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
BCEHS has on-going opportunities for Emergency Medical Responders, Primary Care Paramedics and Advanced Care Paramedics across the province. Visit us at the Kinesiology Career Fair to learn more about entry level opportunities and how to pursue the training required to start this exciting and rewarding career.
The British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) is a not for profit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life in our province. The Association and its extensive network of members, in the parks, recreation, physical activity and culture sector support the development of healthy individuals and communities and sustainable environments and economies. Since 1958, the BCRPA has provided leadership, training and support, fostering the principles of accessibility and inclusiveness, to help its members meet provincial and local health and physical activity priorities.
British Columbia Mobility Opportunities Society (BCMOS) is an independent non-profit society dedicated to enriching the lives of people with physical disabilities through wilderness recreation. BCMOS was founded in 1985 to make it possible for people with physical disabilities to access B.C.'s great outdoors. We operate hiking, kayaking and paddleboard programs. Since 1995, the centerpiece of BCMOS's programs has been the TrailRider, a specially designed wilderness access vehicle. With one wheel, and "sherpas" back and front, the TrailRider can tackle any terrain.
Since 1971 BC Wheelchair Sports Association (BCWSA) has helped people with physical disabilities across the province lead active, healthy lives through wheelchair sports. We are committed to being a strong advocate for athletes with a disability and working to reduce barriers to participation.
BCWSA administers the sports of wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis and wheelchair athletics (track and field) and offers programs and opportunities for athletes of all abilities from beginner right through to high performance. BCWSA is proud to host wheelchair sports competitions for all levels from recreational to international tournaments.
As a not for profit charity BCWSA is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist us with the running of our weekly programs as well as helping build the success of tournaments we host.
The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is Western Canada's only CNME-accredited naturopathic medical school. Recognized for our small class sizes and innovative model of education, the Boucher Institute offers students acrigorous four year program which culminates in a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) designation.
Our graduates are leaders in the field of naturopathic medicine, continuously exhibiting a strong commitment to self-reflection, a passionate belief in the value of complementary medicine and a commitment to leading our world toward sustainable health.
Located in the heart of New Westminster, B.C., the Boucher Institute is also home to the Boucher Naturopathic Medical Clinic. Providing first-rate natural health care for the whole family, the clinic also equips our clinic interns with essential hands-on experience in the art and science of practicing naturopathic medicine.
The Developmental Disabilities Association is a community living agency that provides over 50 community-based programs and services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Vancouver and Richmond. We create extended networks of support, invest in individual needs, and strive for an inclusive and safe community. Over 1,600 individuals and families in the Vancouver and Richmond area are serviced by DDA every year.
With a proud history and a promising future, DDA gives you the opportunity to do what you do best every day - help others to grow and thrive at home, at work, and in the community.
Since 1928, Family Services of Greater Vancouver has been creating brighter tomorrows for people and families in our community. Last year we supported more than 13,000 people to create possibilities for themselves through professional counselling, therapy, education, advocacy, planning, employment support, and other community services. A number of positions are available for students and recent graduates from Kinesiology programs in behaviour support, community access programs and youth outreach.
KidStart is a program for kids age 6+ that provides carefully screened and selected adult volunteers to mentor or "coach" vulnerable children and youth.
The young people KidStart helps may be struggling with problems at home, complications at school, problems with peers or in the community.
KidStart mentors encourage young people to develop their own interests, support learning and skill building and open doors so they can discover new, engaging activities in the community. They model positive attitudes and are culturally diverse. Most importantly, the mentors are honest, flexible, creative, patient, reliable and spend time developing a trusting friendship.
The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to advancing the strength and conditioning profession around the world.
The NSCA advances the profession by supporting strength and conditioning professionals devoted to helping others discover and maximize their strengths. We disseminate research-based knowledge and its practical application by offering industry-leading certifications, research journals, career development services, and continuing education opportunities. The NSCA community is composed of more than 45,000 members and certified professionals who further industry standards as researchers, educators, strength coaches, personal trainers, and other roles in related fields.
Canadian Certified Pedorthists - C. Ped (C) - are foot orthotic and orthopaedic footwear experts. They are one of the few healthcare professionals trained in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and muscle and joint function.
Home to long track speed skating during the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, the Oval offers an inspiring environment for all ages and skill levels to progress towards their own personal podiums in sport, recreation and wellness.
Founded in 1976, SportAbility is a registered charity (1982) which provides sport opportunities for individuals with a physical disability across British Columbia, Canada. SportAbility is a non-profit, volunteer-driven association whose goal is to create a fun and safe social environment for athletes with a disability, who are either being introduced to an activity for the first time, or competing at an international level.SportAbility offers programs in four sports including Sledge Hockey, Boccia, Power Soccer, and 7 A-Side Soccer at both recreational and competitive levels.
Mentor a young person and give them the opportunity to learn, grow and dream big. Welcome to My Life, That's Just Me, Boys 4 Real and Being Me are YWCA after-school youth education programs in Vancouver and Surrey. As a mentor, you'll boost self-esteem and confidence among Grade 7 girls and boys, giving them the tools to achieve a smooth transition to high school. How the programs work: We deliver our after-school programs with the help of a team of intergenerational volunteer mentors. Two university/college students (facilitators), one high school ambassador and one mature mentor, known as a Wisdom Champion, lead each program. Our programs offer a variety of activities and are delivered over eight weeks in schools throughout Vancouver and Surrey.
The UBC Physical Therapy Student Society (PTSS) is an organization of students who strive to promote general interests of Physical Therapy students and its graduates at the University of British Columbia. The PTSS also serves as a medium of communication between the students, the faculty, the University, the public, and any other recognized society.
Zajac Ranch is a summer camp for people with exceptionalities. We provide adaptive camping experiences to all kinds of amazing people! Do you love children? Do you love the high energy and excitement of summer camp? Do you encourage others and go the extra mile to make someone's day special? We are looking for dedicated, caring, fun-loving people who will help make our summer medical camps a safe and magical experience for children with serious and chronic illnesses and disabilities. At Zajac Ranch for Children, we turn the impossible into possible!
Helping People Work. Helping People Live. For over 24 years, Back in Motion Rehab Inc. (Back in Motion) has been dedicated to helping people overcome barriers and reach their full employment potential. We deliver flexible, accessible interdisciplinary rehabilitation, disability management and employment services that recognize the uniqueness of each person. Our credo is Helping People Work. Helping People Live. Why work in Back in Motion | AVIA Employment Services? Back in Motion has received recognition as an excellent workplace (one of Canada's Best Small and Medium Employers, Aon Hewitt, 2015 and 2016; AMSSA's Safe Harbour Champion 2016; Richmond News Profile of Excellence 2013; Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award 2009; Great Place to Work Institute Canada 2006-2008, including being named the #1 workplace in Canada in 2007). We are a growth-oriented company, and offer flexible working conditions, continuing education, and an environment for staff members to grow and develop.
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START YOUR GOOD LIFE TODAY. At GoodLife we believe in creating fitness careers in an environment that enriches people's lives. GoodLife team members are motivated to succeed and it is each person's passion that determines their growth. Enrich your life and the lives of your members on a daily basis.
More than just "lifting weights," at Innovative Fitness, we are about lifestyle management. We have built a tailored and collective approach to better match our training coaches to YOU, maximizing our working relationship.
Excellence is the minimum expectation at Innovative Fitness. Based on customer feedback, we put together our "Little Things" daily list to focus our efforts on YOU. Our daily focus includes always training for YOUR life's destinations, ensuring a clean and organized facility and making sure we all know your name.
The very nature of our training sessions is what will help YOU achieve your personal Victories. We avoid complacency and levelling by investing in tailored programs at an appropriate level of challenge. While the industry continues to cycle through boot camps, hard core workouts, cross-fit and other trends, Innovative Fitness introduced destination training as a method to keep YOU focused and engaged.
LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic is a medical fitness clinic. It specializes in supervised exercise sessions and healthy lifestyle coaching for individuals with chronic health conditions such as Diabetes, Obesity, heart disease or for prevention.
Neuromotion Physiotherapy is a physiotherapy clinic dedicated to maximizing the potential of individuals with neurological conditions. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment to complement the individualized treatment plans developed by our therapists. We are committed to continuing education and evidence-based practice in order to continue improving the function and participation of our clients.
Pacific Blue Cross has been British Columbia's leading benefits provider for over 75 years. Our comprehensive understanding of health care fuels our commitment to service. Together with BC Life, our subsidiary, we provide health, dental, life, disability and travel coverage for approximately 1.5 million British Columbians through employee group plans and through individual plans for those who do not have coverage with their employer. Pacific Blue Cross and BC Life continue to respond to customers' needs in plan design, administration and technology.
Founded in 1978, Ross University School of Medicine offers a MD degree program administered by a faculty whose primary responsibility is teaching. The Basic Sciences curriculum is delivered at our high tech campus in Dominica. This organ systems-based curriculum is designed to enable students to acquire and master basic sciences concepts and prepare to integrate knowledge of these concepts into clinical care. Clinical rotations are completed at affiliated US teaching hospitals. Ross has an alumni network of over 13,000 MD's across Canada and the US. 658 former and current Ross graduates attained residencies across 15 disciplines of medicine in 2017. Students may be eligible for provincial government loans and/or professional lines of credit, and Ross offers scholarships for students who qualify. The School of Medicine has three class starts a year in September, January and May. Visit Medical.RossU.edu for more information.
Sportball helps children develop socially as well as physically, through a curriculum developed to reinforce self-confidence free of the pressure of competition. Designed
for children from 16 months to 10 years of age, our programs provide a skills-driven, high-energy and fun-filled curriculum. Sportball Multi-Sport programs introduce children to the fundamental concepts and skills behind eight popular ball sports: baseball, football, basketball, golf, hockey, soccer, tennis and volleyball.
Using professional instruction and positive encouragement, our programs focus on the development of gross motor skills, along with balance, strength, co-ordination, stamina and timing. The equipment that we use is age-appropriate and sized just right for the children in our programs.
Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club is a best in class fitness facility where health and wellness is built into our employee brand. We offer state of the art equipment, best in class personal trainers, and innovative group classes. We are 1,000 dedicated team members serving over 100,000 members across 23 locations and growing!