Colonel Jim Kile, graduate of the MSc Kinesiology program and now Command Surgeon for the Canadian Armed Forces. His unexpected career path began at the University of Waterloo where exposure to his supervisor’s network started his journey in the military and through medical school.
A desire to transform the health-care system to be more culturally safe for Indigenous peoples has been the focus of Cornelia (Nel) Wieman's (MSc Kin '91) career as Canada's first female Indigenous psychiatrist. It was during her time at UWaterloo, both as an undergraduate and while she was studying for her MSc Kinesiology that she really discovered that some life goals she had previously thought unimaginable were attainable. From there, her path to her current position as senior medical officer began.