Meet our alumni

Below are some of those amazing alumni who'll give you an idea of what you can do with an HKR degree. If you are a graduate of HKR and would like to be profiled this website, please complete this questionnaire.


Kelly James
Bachelor of Physical Education (2013)
Teacher with the Halifax Regional School Board

"I love knowing that I am making a difference in the lives of children."



Iris Collins
Bachelor of Physical Education (2009)Iris CollinsCanada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

"I learned about the importance of a healthy lifestyle regardless of where you find yourself in your career or your life. Being that I don’t work in a career field directly related to my Physical Education degree, I don’t necessarily apply all of the techniques I learned during my course of study, however the program did instill in me the benefit of leading an active lifestyle, so that I am a healthy and happy person."


Kory Harnum



Kory Harnum
Bachelor of Recreation (Co-Op) 2015
Co-ordinator, Community Relations and Fan Experience, St. John's IceCaps

"As long as you work hard and put in the work, the results will speak for themselves."





Tracy Bannier
Bachelor of Recreation (Co-op) (2006)
“The presentation skills I developed through Memorial’s recreation program translated very well to my oral advocacy work during my law degree. I believe the extensive interviewing experience I had through Memorial’s co-operative education program also gave me the confidence in many of the presentation and networking opportunities that are part of law school.”


Lori Walsh
Bachelor of Recreation (Co-op) (2011)
Future occupational therapist

"Having smaller class sizes is an advantage as it allows you to 

get to know your professors who are extremely helpful both academically and personally. Sharing experiences such as camping, kayaking, rock climbi

ng, and canoeing in addition to academic work certainly brings your class together and makes going to school that much better. HKR provides you not only with a fun filled university experience but also with a strong academic background to set you on your way to future careers."

Meaghan Ludlow
Bachelor of Kinesiology (Hons) (Co-op) (2007), MBA

"Keep an open mind and say yes to any opportunity that excites you! Who knows where a HKR degree will take you and it's a great starting point."

Cyril Brennan
BPE (co-op), B.Ed. (Intermediate/Secondary)

Sports, fitness and physical exercise specialist with the Canadian Forces

"From my very first class to the very final test I felt a sense of professionalism in the faculty and it radiated down to the students. The professors were knowledgeable about the subjects they instructed and all were highly accredited individuals. I learned so much from the people in that faculty and never once felt like I was just another student."

Megan Robinson
B.Kin. (Co-op), (Hons) (2007)

"Taking part in the co-op program is a wonderful way to gain exposure to potential career paths after graduation. I would encourage HKIN students participating to think outside of the box and go after those that will allow them to develop a broad range of skills."

Brian Cheeseman

Bachelor of Kinesiology (Co-op), 2006

"My HKR experience was awesome. Knowledgeable professors and staff made for a wonderful learning environment..."

Michelle Healey

B.P.E. (Co-op), M.P.E. (2005)

Former director of Athletics, Memorial University

"The people in the School were, and probably still are, the School’s best asset. It just seemed like people in the building cared about your well-being as a student, no matter what their role was... Without my training in the PE program, my experience in the varsity program and the experience I attained through co-op, I’m not exactly sure where my professional life would have taken me. The one thing I am sure about is that I wouldn’t change a thing!"

Ashley Mercer

Bachelor of Recreation (Co-op) 2009

"They pushed me to get out of my comfort zone and try new things, which allowed me to improve as a professional and an individual... If not for this opportunity, I don’t think I would be in the excellent position that I am in today. THANK YOU!"

Vanessa Linehan
Bachelor of Recreation (Co-op) 2005

"I learned to take new challenges, to take initiative in making decisions, to multi-task and to better organize myself... My employer mentioned that one of the reasons she had hired me was because of the work place skills and knowledge I gained through my work term experiences. I knew then that I definitely made the right decision in doing the co-op program."


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St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

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