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Jim Kile

Canada’s Army Surgeon

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.

Nick Frank

Researcher, Nike

Since he was a young athlete, Nick Frank dreamed of working at Nike alongside world-renowned scientists  designing sportswear to improve athletic performance. Combining persistence with solid field experience helped Nick to land a position as a Researcher at Nike, where he designs exceptional footwear for basketball players around the world.

Michael Cao

Design Researcher, Idea Couture

Michael Cao graduated with his MSc in Kinesiology in 2018. Now, he is a Design Researcher for Idea Couture, a strategic innovation and design firm. In his work, Michael is responsible for analyzing human behaviour and making recommendations for product innovation and design. 

Laura Healey

Footwear Innovation Manager, PUMA

A class in undergrad helped Laura Healey make the connection between her personal interest in sports, the field of biomechanics and a possible career in footwear research. Today, Laura is Manager of Footwear Innovation at PUMA in Boston, Massachusetts.

Kylie Sullivan

Research Assistant, University of Waterloo, Bone Health and Exercise

For people who are undergoing cancer treatment or are recent cancer survivors, just getting out of bed can be a challenge, never mind taking part in an exercise class. But as someone with a lifelong passion for exercise, Kylie Sullivan has learned a lot about the resilience, strength and endurance of cancer patients and survivors.