PARC People

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 Staff

Student Staff
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.

2019-20 Coordinator: Christine Hsin

2019-20 Supervisor: Virgile Blais, Michael Cong, Justin Ng, Hattie Shu

2019-20 Personal Trainer: Ian Standish

Left to right, top to bottom: Christine Hsin, Virgile Blais, Michael Cong, Justin Ng, Hattie Shu, Ian Standish

 

Manager
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.

 

Faculty Advisor
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.

PARC Volunteers

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 parc@icord.org for more information.

PARC volunteers (2014)

PARC volunteers (2014)

Current and Past PARC Volunteers (Updated March 2nd, 2020)

Chihiro Abe
Lamiah Adamjee
Alexandra Akl
Katie Allesia
Raed Almaro
Jay Almeda
Danielle An
Rui Ando
Parmis Atashzay
Mya Azemondeli
Amy Baatz
Yasmin Bains
Emma Beattie
Lucas Bedford
Lydia Bellis
Virgile Blais
Karissa Bliss
Constance Bos
Marcela Botero
Emily Brewer
Joshua Britton
Aysha Brown
Megan Brousseau
Tanner Carnegie
Ignacio Casal
Sean Cassidy
Shayne Casey-Shaw
Shaireen Cassamali
Elaine Chan
Florence Chan
Angus Chan
Vito Chan
Alan Chang
Jinelle Chang
Bavenjit Cheema
Anthony Chen
Jennie Chen
Natalie Chen
Joshua Chen
Abhiram Cherukupalli
Esther Chiang
Janice (HaeWon) Cho
Sumeet Chokker
Emily Chong
Tyler Chong
Natasha Chow
Peter Christie
Chelsea Chua
Michael Cong
Rachel Cote
Geoffrey Cotter
Jack Cubbon
Kristina Cukic
Chris Curtis
Danielle Curtis
Jocelyn Dayal
Kerolos Daowd
Sophie Davidson
Dan Dayrit
Jeffrey Der
Kyle Diab
Mira Donaldson
Daniel Do
Phillip Do
Stephanie Doherty
Sydney Dowling
Fiona Drewbrook
Sara Durkin
Ahmed Elsayed
Gevorg Eginyan
Miya Embuscado
Mehdi Eshraghi
Megan Fann
Salma Fargella
Ali Farrokhi
Teghan Fedor
Jessica Feng
Zoe Fettig-Winn
Bryan Foronda
Hannah French
Isabella Funa
Megan Gallant
Preet Gandhi
Ellie Gang
Melissa Garcia
Mackenzie Gentek
Emma Gerrard
Amanda Giacomazza
Matthew Girard
Tessa Goldberger
Juan Gomez
Edmond Gu
Allan Guan
Kiera Harnden
Kishore Hari
Nejat Hassen
Brian Hayes
Kelly Ho
Christine Hsin
Sofia Hu
Alexandra Huckova
Ariel Hung
Gavin Hutton
Chelsea Henitiuk
Ashley Hultman
Jeramiah Humphries
Alexandra Ing
Rozmin Irani
Sanya Jacob
Tania Jagpal
Sara Jalili
Kaiz Jamal
Anthony Janalino
Sharon Jang
Tia Jang
Danielle Jayme
Konrad Joseph
Eileen Jue
Daniel Kaiser
Nadine Kallas
Tom Kanwischer
Jessica Kaylan
Simone Kieling
Michael Kent
David Ko
Jeffrey Kong
Sonya Kong
Michelle Korpijaakko
Nikita Kukushin
Christian Lacsamana
Tiffany Lai
Parker Laing
Shawn Lampen
Charlie Lau
Claudia Lee
Samantha Lee
Gabriel Leung
Clement Leung
Mackenzie Li
Tom Li
Peter Li
Kevin Liu
Jerome Louie
Annie Lu
Sam MacDonald
Scott Macdonald
Megan MacPhearson
Salma Maged
Donna Mae Malinlay
Maia Marshall
Benjamin Masuch
Laura McCracken
Angela McLaughlin
Nicole McLellan
Raza Malik
Nataliya Minenok
Lindsay Maclsaac
Steven Mao
Sobhan Mardan
Robin Mawson
Aaron Menon
Serena Midttun
Arvinder More
Jazz Morgan
Elizabeth Mori
Mariah Moti
Aaron Moulson
Aliyah Muniff
Shivani Mysuria
Sarah Najafabadi
Lisa Nakagawa
Bhavjot Naraina
Gwyn Narayan
Ian Nelson
Caitlin Newman
Manpreet Nijjar
Adam Nishi
Justin Ng
Sing Lok Ng
Suzanne Ng
Shireen Ng
Hirmand Nouraei
Madisen Obrovac
Ashley Oh
Jessica Pham
Lauren Palmer
Faith Park
Daisy Parti
Isabelle Pasin
Madelyn Paterson
Logan Peddie
Leaghan Penkala
Hailey Perry
Carly Peterson
Chloe Plecash
Holly Potozny
Thora Rae
Shaolin Rahman
Jonas Reforada
Conor Regan
Angelica Rossi
Sarah Richter
Lisa Ruggles
Patrick Rushton
Karoline Rzyski
Aleksander Saddlemyer
Mahsa Sadeghi
Sumeet Saini
Anna Sarafis
Zoe Sarafis
Charan Sasan
Jenna Sbrocca
Karson Schroeder
Tim Schmidt
Cameron Sihoe
Vikesh Sharma
Jade Shandro
Stephanie Shea
Takami Shirai
Hattie Shu
Jashn Sidhu
Lana Skeete
Braeden Skyes
Kristina Smith
Peter Stockton
Meryn Sim
Ailsa Siros
Ian Standish
Rosemary Stringer
Ivy Tan
Liane Tang
Leah Taylor
Raha Tavakoli fard
Christine Thomas
Stefan Thomas
Louisa Tsang
Sofy Tsai
Laarni Tugay
Stephan Veascly
Zack Vint
Max Walkes
Justin Warford
Jessica Wickett
Chris William
Alison Williams
Megan Williamson
Amanda Wong
Carina Wong
Eunice Wong
Jessica Wong
Rokin Wong
Wesley Wong
Maggie Woodward
Robyn Wozny
Daphne Xuan
Matthew Yee
Sveta (Anna) Yesakova
Ethan Yeung
Peter Yi
Kayleigh Youngman
Donald Yu
Jonathan Yao
Catherine Yip
Kevin Yoon
Allison Yu
Cindy Yu
Amanda Zacharuk
Christine Zawadzki
Mei Mu (Annie) Zheng
Jonathan Zhu
Riyad Zuber