Alumni Inspiration Award 2023 - Amarah Epp-Stobbe

Academic, professional and personal excellence

Amarah Epp-Stobbe

Amarah Epp-Stobbe (BSc ’14) was a standout for this award due to her excellence in academic, professional and personal fields. Currently, pursing a PhD (Kin) at the University of Victoria as a Mitacs scholar, focusing her research on predictive modelling of female athlete load in contact sports.

While at Waterloo in the Kinesiology (co-op) program her passion for sport and performance rose. As a member of the UW Equestrian Team combined with her education, she was able to carve out a path for the future, leading her to a master’s program and followed by her PhD.

Since then and as noted in her nomination “Amarah has supported over one hundred athletes across several Olympic and elite national-level sports programs through strength and conditioning, performance analysis, biomechanics, and data science. Internationally, Amarah has supported the Canadian Olympic Committee at two Olympic games, Tokyo 2021 and Beijing 2022 as a member of the Performance Technology Home Team – specializing in remote technical support and performance analysis for Canadian athletes and coaches during the Olympic game’s periods.”

Not only is her professional career impressive in such a short period of time, but she also finds ways to volunteer with Victoria Ultimate Players Society and shares her time managing horse shows at the Cedar Vista Stables Show Series. Nationally, Amarah volunteers as a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Strength and Conditioning Association to empower and connect coaches.

In recognition of her commitment to her career and passion for success, Amarah Epp-Stobbe is the recipient of the 2023 Faculty of Health Alumni Inspiration Award.