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Careers After Graduate School

November 4, 2020 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the School of Kinesiology (Vancouver) and School of Health and Exercise Sciences (Okanagan) for a panel which will explore careers after graduate school with leaders in their field.  

Mike Kennefick (PhD), Business Development Specialist, Mitacs

Mike is a graduate of the School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBC Okanagan where he conducted his research in the field of behavioural neuroscience. Over the course of his doctoral and postdoctoral studies, he was involved in various partnered research projects that used an integrated knowledge translation approach. Following the completion of his postdoctoral studies, he joined Mitacs as a Business Development Specialist where he creates partnered research opportunities for students between academia and industry.

Maria Gallo, PhD, Director, Masters of High Performance Coaching & Technical Leadership Program at UBC

As a trained coach and retired national team athlete (rugby and bobsleigh), Maria is able to supplement her teaching and can interest the students further with real-life examples and cases encountered in the world of sports science. Her current role as the Head Coach of the Women’s Varsity Rugby Team compliments her duties as the primary advisor of the Master in Kinesiology (coaching stream) and the new Graduate Program in High Performance Coaching and Technical Leadership. Maria is strongly committed to the highest pedagogic standards and dedicated to achieving outstanding distinction in areas of instruction and service.

Matt Dolf, PhD, Director, Strategic Support UBC Wellbeing

Matt’s diverse career is connected by a passion for deepening our understanding of how societies can promote human and ecological wellbeing. He is currently the Director for UBC Wellbeing, a collaborative effort to make UBC a health promoting university where all people, places, and communities can flourish. His other roles include leadership positions with the Canadian Health Promoting Campuses Network; the UBC United Way Campaign; the Vancouver 2014 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games; Tennis BC; and the Intentional Academy of Sports Science & Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland. Matt holds a Doctorate in the field of sport and sustainability from the UBC School of Kinesiology, a Master in Sports Administration from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, and a B.A. in Sport and Leisure Administration from UVic. He has researched and published in the areas of sport management, environmental impact assessment, sustainability, and health promotion. Matt has lived on four continents, speaks three languages, and loves nothing more than spending time outdoors with his wife and daughter.

Chantelle Murnaghan, PhD, Director, Whitespace Labs at lululemon

As Director of the Whitespace Labs with lululemon, Chantelle leads a team, which provides scientific insights, research and advanced prototyping to support the entire product creation process; enabling new business value generation and ensuring we launch products, services and experiences that solve true guest needs and deliver technical storytelling.

Mary Jung, PhD, Director of Diabetes Prevention Research Group

Mary is an Associate Professor in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences. She is the Director of the Diabetes Prevention Research Group and Small Steps for Big Changes. Mary’s major research area is self-regulation of health behaviours, with a specialization in exercise, physical activity, and dietary behaviours, and the creation of community-based self-regulatory skills interventions for individuals at risk or living with Type 2 Diabetes.


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November 4, 2020
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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Event Type
Personal and Professional Development, Student Learning
Alumni, Community, Students