ABC Lab Alumni

Emily Giroux, MSc
Research Coordinator at UBCO (School of Social Work)
E-mail: emily.giroux@ubc.ca
Twitter: @emilylizgiroux
ABC Lab Member: September 2016 – August 2018

Emily recently defended her thesis this past August to earn her MSc. Emily’s research focused on developing recommendations to enhance participation in people aging with spinal cord injury (SCI). In addition to her thesis, Emily completed a number of research projects with the ABC Lab in the fields of SCI peer mentorship, SCI research and implementation priorities, and behaviour change theory. Emily is currently working as the research coordinator on the Transitioning Youth with Disabilities and Employment Project at UBCO, and still works with the ABC Lab from time to time. When she’s not working, she enjoys travelling, doing yoga, and soaking up the sun whenever she can.

Tineke Dineen, MSc
PhD Student at UBCO (Diabetes Prevention Research Group)
E-mail: tineke.dineen@ubc.ca
Twitter: @tineke_dineen
ABC Lab Member: September 2017 – August 2018

Tineke completed her Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics at the University of Guelph before pursuing a Master of Science at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.  Her main research interests revolve around adherence and maintenance to physical activity programs for individuals with diabetes. This led her to completing an internship at the University of Calgary in the Clinical Trials Unit as a kinesiologist and research coordinator for an exercise study for individuals with type two diabetes. Tineke has now joined the ABC lab and is excited to bring her knowledge and experiences as a research coordinator to the ABC group and is eager to help out!  When not in the lab Tineke enjoys making the most of living in the beautiful Okanagan valley and can be found on her bike exploring the landscape, hiking the nearby trails or skiing at Big White!

Hannah Bergman
UBCO Student
ABC Lab Member: October 2017 – April 2018

Hannah is currently in her 3rd year of the bachelor of Human Kinetics undergraduate degree at UBCO. She is excited to be a part of the ABC lab, as she has taken particular interest in exercise psychology throughout her degree. Hannah is a hardworking and passionate student, and eventually hopes obtain a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. But for now, she is focusing her love of exercise and health sciences as a member of the ABC lab, the HKSA and working for Canucks Autism network. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys yoga, baking and visiting her hometown, Kamloops, BC.

Jade Banman
UBCO Student
Email: jade.banman@hotmail.com
ABC Lab Member: September 2016 – January 2018

Jade Banman is currently a 5th year student. She is optimistic in finding a career to fulfill her passion for promoting the importance of exercise. She is motivated, ambitious, and ready to tackle any challenges that come her way. Outside of school, Jade is most likely to be found at a hockey rink or soccer field.

Sidney Paul, BHK 
MSc Student at UBCO
Email: sidney_paul@hotmail.com
ABC Lab Member: September 2016 – April 2017

Sidney has recently graduated from Human Kinetics with his studies focused on health promotion. He has great interest in contributing to the field of Indigenous Peoples health and working with this population. During his studies as an undergrad he was a leader for the Indigenous Student Association on campus. He also worked with the Aboriginal Programs & Services center as a student mentor. His leisure time is mostly spent playing sports such as hunting, fishing, rugby, hockey, and soccer.

Anna Radziszewski, BHK
UBCO Alumni
University of Alberta for Masters of Occupational Therapy
Email: aniar31@hotmail.com
ABC Lab Member: September 2016 – April 2017

Anna (also known as Ania), has just finished up her Bachelor of Human Kinetics at UBCO and has graduated with Honours. Ania has just recently been accepted to The University of Alberta for Occupational Therapy. She is excited to begin a career path she is passionate about, and is always eager to learn. Ania is conscientious, hardworking, reliable, and hopes to make a difference with the research she pursues. When she’s not busy studying, you can find her either hiking or sleeping.

Andrew Tsang, BHK
UBCO Alumni
Email: andrew.j.tsang@gmail.com
ABC Lab Member: January 2017 – April 2017

Andrew is a graduate of the Human Kinetics program at UBCO. He is currently taking a year off from school and working within the health and fitness industry. He plans to apply to dental school in the future. Andrew is an easy-going and motivated individual that is readily willing to assist with work from the always busy ABC Lab. Andrew has a lifelong passion for hockey and enjoys playing guitar.

Krysta Halliwell, BHK
UBCO Alumni
Email: krysta.halliwell@gmail.com
ABC Lab Member: September 2016 – December 2016

Krysta finished up the final term of her Bachelor of Human Kinetics this fall. Her passion for new experiences and sharing knowledge led her to join the ABC lab. Krysta is an eternal optimist who hopes to spend her life discovering creative ways to improve the happiness and freedom of herself and others. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy to further explore these passions. In her free time she likes to explore cities, eat sushi, and live life as a film geek.

Kailey Owens, BHK
UBCO Alumni
University of Alberta for Masters of Occupational Therapy
Email: kailey.owens@hotmail.com
ABC Lab Member: September 2015 – August 2016

Kailey completed her Bachelor of Human Kinetics at UBCO, graduating at the top of her class. She is currently pursuing her dream of becoming an Occupational Therapist at The University of Alberta. Kailey is a hard working, dedicated, and efficient lab member who ensures that everyone is organized and up to date. Outside of the lab she is a stellar volleyball player, an amazing friend, and a lover of sriracha.

Not Pictured:
Kennedy Louis, UBCO Student; ABC Lab Member: September 2018 – December 2018
Brianna Tsui, UBCO Student; ABC Lab Member: October 2017 – April 2018
Randy Butler, UBCO Student; ABC Lab Member: January 2018 – April 2018