PARC Advisory Committee
PARC is overseen by the PARC Advisory Committee, led by Dr. Andrea Bundon, and includes faculty researchers and staff from the University of British Columbia and clinicians from GF Strong. Current Advisory Committee members are: Janice Eng, Sue Forwell, Andrei Krassioukov, Lowell McPhail, William Miller, Cheryl Niamath, Bonnie Sawatzky, Christina Sequeira, Shannon Sproule.
|PARC employs six UBC Work Learn students: a coordinator, four supervisors, and a personal trainer. Their role is to support the smooth operation of the PARC facility, to aid the ongoing research projects, to oversee volunteers, and to develop and maintain good relationships with all PARC participants. The personal trainer designs and facilitates training programs for PARC participants.
2020-2021 Supervisors from top to bottom, left to right: Virgile Blais, Michael Cong, Justin Ng, Chihiro Abe, Cameron Sihoe
|Milly Zaletelj is the PARC Manager. She’s responsible for overseeing all the operations of the PARC facility, mentors Work Learn students and volunteers, andsupports the Faculty Advisor with coordinating the PARC research activities and exploring funding for future research opportunities. Milly’s role also involves implementing suggestions for further development of PARC’s facility and its programs.
|Dr. Andrea Bundon took over as PARC Faculty Advisor from Dr. Tania Lam in 2020. The faculty advisor oversees all academic and research related activities pertaining to the PARC facility. This includes supervising ongoing research project, developing grant applications to fund future research, and coordinating collaboration with other ICORD/UBC research groups. As a faculty member in Kinesiology, Dr. Bundon’s role also involves ensuring opportunities for UBC students to engage in PARC as volunteers supporting PARC participants to be physically active.
Since the opening of PARC in 2013, there have been over 100 volunteers who have devoted their time and energy to support PARC. Currently, there are approximately forty dedicated volunteers, each contributing two to four hours of their time each week to help oversee PARC.
The responsibilities of our volunteers include creating a positive and social environment and fostering inclusion of others. They are also responsible for providing support and assistance with equipment use and aiding in adapting equipment to the specific needs of each participant, while maintaining the safety of participants and protecting the equipment.
Many of our volunteers are students from university with a passion for fitness who are looking to gain more experience into healthcare and human physiology. If you are interested in volunteering at PARC, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PARC volunteers (2014)
Current and Past PARC Volunteers (Updated April 8th, 2021)
Janice (HaeWon) Cho
Donna Mae Malinlay
Juan Diaz Nieto
Sing Lok Ng
Raha Tavakoli fard
Sveta (Anna) Yesakova
Mei Mu (Annie) Zheng