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ALYSSA MCQUAID

Educator, Researcher, Coach & Athlete

Mobilizing Health & Physical Education as a platform to highlight and address racial, gender, and economic inequities.

 
 

EDUCATION

 
Outdoor Study Group

MT ONTARIO INSTITUTE FOR STUDIES IN EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

September 2020 - Present

Ontario College of Tearchers Certificate Qualification Program

  • Specialized Cohort (University of Toronto Schools-based): Global Citizenship

  • Intermediate/Senior Division, Health and Physical Education & Social Science 

Reviewing for the Exam

MFSC YORK UNIVERSITY

September 2018 - December 2019

Kinesiology & Health Sciences​

  • Supervisor: Dr. Veronica Jamnik

  • Research Paper: Absolute VO2max and Successful Completion of Job-Simulation Tasks in Female Firefighter Applicants: Cross-Sectional Associations. 

Researching and Writing

BSC YORK UNIVERSITY

September 2012 - April 2018

Kinesiology & Health Sciences

  • specialized honours

  • deans honour roll

Math Homework

CERTIFICATE YORK UNIVERSITY

September 2016 - April 2017

Fitness Assessment & Exercise Counselling

  • high performance laboratory, specialized internship

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Background & Expertise

Sep 2020 - Present

LAB ASSISTANT, IDEAS LAB

Indigeneity, Diaspora, Equity, Anti-Racism in Sport (IDEAS) Laboratory focuses on developing theory, translating knowledge, and delivering high impact programming relevant to anti-racism in sport, physical activity, education, and leadership. Under the direction of Dr. Janelle Joseph, the lab leverages academic and political work to lead sustainable systemic change and cultivate future research leaders in physical activity and decolonize praxis.

Sep 2018 - Dec 2019

TEACHING ASSISTANT, YORK UNIVERSITY

Facilitate learning of course materials through catering to multiple learning styles to a diverse group of 15 to 20 undergraduate students and future health and fitness professionals. Evaluated student learning through laboratory assignments and case studies.

Sep 2016 - Mar 2020

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST, FITNESS AT YORK

Through a comprehensive understanding of biological, psychological, sociological, historical, recreational aspects of human movement and overall health; I conducted over 500 VO2max tests on fire fighter applicants. Capability to identify priorities and proper courses of action, to plan execution of tasks and to determine and delegate responsibilities to group members to most effectively carryout projects.

Sep 2017 - Aug 2018

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH, YORK UNIVERSITY

Stayed up to date on the latest research and trends regarding training and achieving physical fitness through exercise and nutrition. Mentored newly certified personal trainers in program design and client relations. Assisted the Head strength and conditioning coach in varsity athlete program implementation.

June 2014 - April 2018

CAMP COUNSELLOR & YOUTH SPORT COACH, SENECA COLLEGE

Instructed children in the basic rules and skills of soccer such as dribbling, shooting and passing. Collaborated with a team of three to five counsellors in order to ensure a fun and memorable experience for all campers. Conducted staff evaluations twice every session.