Welcome to the University of Calgary
Below is the Executive Team for the University of Calgary Oneball Chapter for 2016-2017.
Reid, born in Regina, did not call Canada his home until moving to Calgary at the age of 12, after living in Germany, Australia and France for eight years. He is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Calgary, concentrating in the Biomedical Sciences. Reid has a strong background in competitive baseball that fuels his interests in Cardiac Sciences, specifically conduction system disorders. He has a tremendous passion for men’s health and looks to lead by example in Oneball. Reid is looking forward to establishing a strong presence for the UCalgary chapter among people from all backgrounds by removing the stigma of testicular cancer in vulnerable populations, such as high school and university students.
Sam is in her last year of her Bachelor of Health Sciences degree at the University of Calgary, where she is majoring in Health and Society and concentrating in Anthropology. She is a part of an interdisciplinary research group, in which she studies Occupational Therapy. Following her bachelor’s degree, she hopes to pursue a Master’s of Occupational Therapy. Sam is the current Faculty of Medicine Representative for the Students Union at the University of Calgary, and also works for the Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta. Sam is looking forward to raising awareness for testicular cancer at the university through Oneball.
Anika is a third year Bachelor of Health Science student at the University of Calgary, majoring in Health and Society. She has strong interest in maternal and child health and development, and for the past two years she has been working alongside Dr. Suzanne Tough and the “All Our Babies” pregnancy group ,focusing her research on women’s experiences with prenatal counseling. This past summer Anika also had the incredible opportunity to conduct public health research in primary schools in rural Tanzania. With a passion for community outreach and population health, Anika is excited to join the Oneball team and help raise awareness of testicular cancer.
Danylo was born and raised in Calgary and is in his third year in the Bachelor of Health Science program at the Cummings School of Medicine. Danylo has long been a supporter for the fight against cancer, and has recently become involved in cancer research. He is a research assistant at the Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute working on poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors. Danylo is an active member of the Calgary Ukrainian community, loves to play soccer and enjoys photography and graphic design. He is excited to join the Oneball University of Calgary team and looking forward to raising the awareness of testicular cancer among his classmates.
Shyrose is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Health Sciences at the University of Calgary, with the hopes of attending medical school in the future. She is an active participant of an interdisciplinary research group, where her work focuses on policy and application of global health initiatives. She hopes to one day specialize in the field of public health, with a vision of increasing awareness and developing strategies to tackle diseases affecting the most varying social demographics, including testicular cancer among high-risk individuals concentrated in university settings.
Kevin was born in Montreal, Quebec and moved to Calgary at the age of three. Kevin currently studies Biological Sciences at the University Of Calgary and aspires to make a difference in people’s lives. During his spare time he loves to volunteer for charitable organizations around the city, such as the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS). Kevin is currently volunteering with Oneball at the University of Calgary and is looking forward to engaging the university community to raise the awareness of testicular cancer.
Kwaku was born in Norway and moved to Calgary 18 years ago, where he has lived ever since. He is currently in the biomedical stream of the Bachelor of Health Science program and on the varsity track and field team at the University of Calgary. Kwaku hopes to pursue a career in medicine in the future as well as inform more people about testicular cancer and Oneball through the power of social media.
Rav was born and raised in Edmonton and moved to Calgary four years ago. He is a first year student in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program at the University of Calgary. He has a passion for sports and currently volunteers with Special Olympics Calgary as a swimming coach. Rav hopes to spread testicular cancer awareness within the University of Calgary as well as expand the reach of Oneball by spreading testicular cancer awareness throughout the rest of the city.