Alumni Stories

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

Andrews, Shelley Winter

Graduating year: 1975
Stream: BPE
While playing for UBC 1975 through 1985 she was selected MVP, won the league sportsmanship award and was named the 1975/76 UBC female Athlete of the Year. From 1975 through 1986 Shelley was a member of Canada’s National team – her 12 years being the most of any BC woman in this sport.

Averill, Michael

Graduating year: 2006
Stream: BHK
In the past six years Michael has become a full-time musician, and has combined music, storytelling, and social and psychological wellness with a walking tour of Canada. His path has led him to a variety of community-building avenues through music and he is currently working on a project in partnership with The Rogue Folk Club called “Community of Songs.”

Barnes, Bev

Graduating year: 1973
Stream: BPE
Bev Barnes’ teammates and friends speak fondly of her when they refer to her as a “basketball player, coach and lunatic".

Bi, Mark

Graduating year: 2005
Stream: MKin
Mark served Lilong New Media as Vice President of Operations. Prior to working with Lilong, Mark was Director of Operations at Relay China, a subsidiary of the advertising company Publicis Groupe – considered to be one of the top three advertising companies in the world.

Bishop, Carole

Graduating year: 1973
Stream: BPE
With the national team, Carole competed in the Olympics, Pan-American games, World championships and North American championships. In European tournaments she was the MVP in 1975 and 1976, the latter year she was ranked the fourth best setter in the world.

Brown, Dylan

Graduating year: 2014
Stream: BKin
Through his terms in co-op, Dylan found an interest in sport management and coordination. Through working in a variety of roles in the sports field, Dylan narrowed his interested to Physical Literacy and positive experiences, specifically for children, in sport. Over time, he moved from a hands-on approach, to a position in management to have a greater positive effect on children and the community.

Brown, May

Graduating year: 1961
Stream: Masters of Physical Education
For decades May has been an advocate for UBC sports particularly women’s field hockey and swimming both of which she coached at UBC during the late 1940s and early 1950s. She has reached such esteem that UBC has created the May Brown Trophy which is awarded annually to the Outstanding Graduating Female Athlete of the Year.

Budd, Brian

Graduating year: 1975
Stream: BPE
Born in Toronto but growing up in Delta, Brian was an all-around athlete entering UBC in 1970. In his first two years at UBC Budd swam for the Thunderbird swim team under coach Jack Pomfret. In his second year he focused on soccer and for four years played on the Thunderbird soccer team. In fact in 1974, Budd scored the winning goal in the CIS final game giving UBC the national soccer championship.

Butt, Debbie

Graduating year: 1989
Stream: BHK
One of Vancouver’s best known communication and community engagement professionals is 1989 UBC Kinesiology graduate Debbie Butt. Debbie, who as a student played Thunderbird Varsity soccer, specializes in the areas of fundraising, event planning, brand development, employee engagement and community partnerships.

Carkner, Bob

Graduating year: 1958
Stream: BPE
Bob Carkner was a man with visions; visions of helping others while at the same time broadening the horizons and raising the social conscience of young people.