Member Emeritus Award

This award recognizes the prior contributions of a member that may still be contributing to the fields of athletic therapy or sports medicine, but who is no longer actively engaged in the day-to-day work of an athletic therapist (as defined in the Association Scope of Practice) due to retirement from active employment or a shift in career focus.


Victoria Wiltshire


Steve Dzubinski


Dr. James MacLeod

Distinguished AT Educator

Academic Category

This award is presented to an Association member in recognition of truly distinguished contributions to athletic therapy. Nominees for this category should be exemplary educators in the athletic therapy realm. Involved not only in traditional forums and teaching settings, the nominee should have demonstrated leadership in community, national, or international education and/or involved in original research publication, and/or innovative teaching delivery or curriculum development.


Dr. Breda Eubank
Mount Royal University

“Breda has a knack for reading a room, diagnosing an issue and coming up with a strategy to best teach students. Recognizing when it is time to push them and when it is time to pull back and support them”.

Dr. Mark Lafave
Program Coordinator, Athletic Therapy
Mount Royal University

“The mark of an excellent educator is not just one who teaches well, but one who can make adjustments and adapt so that the students who might have struggled initially are now comprehending and thriving. That is how Breda taught me and my classmates, and how she continues to teach to this day”.

Mina Fadol
Mount Royal University Alum

“Not only did she exemplify a strong foundation in the discipline, she excelled at relaying that to us and sharing with us her passion for Athletic Therapy. Furthermore, she was always accessible and willing to help us academically as well as socio-emotionally as we navigated the ups and downs of being an AT student”.

Ulkar Mammadova
Mount Royal University Alum

Distinguished AT Educator

Community Category

This award is presented to an Association member or other outstanding individual or patron in recognition of truly distinguished contributions to athletic therapy. Nominees for this category should be exemplary educators in the athletic therapy realm. The nominee should have demonstrated leadership in community, secondary, post-secondary, national, or international education emphasizing evidence informed practice that includes the 15 competencies in Athletic Therapy.


Jaime Sochasky-Livingston
Scott Livingston

Special Recognition Award

Senior Category

This award is presented to an Association member or other outstanding individual or patron who has made an outstanding impact to the Association, and who has demonstrated leadership in the advancement of the profession of athletic therapy.


Jason White

Merit Awards

This award recognizes members that have, through their actions, saved a life, prevented a serious accident or performed an outstanding emergency service.


Michael Modica

Click here to learn more about Michael’s life-saving actions

CATA Annual Scholarship Award

The CATA Annual Scholarship Award is given annually to a certification candidate to recognize athletic therapy skills, academic success, and potential leadership and commitment to the profession of Athletic Therapy.


Lindsey Rutherford

CATA Student Leadership Awards

This award is designed to honour certification candidates of Athletic Therapy enrolled in a CATA accredited institution who demonstrate exceptional leadership skills both in the classroom and in the community.

Camosun College:
Tara Makrigiannis


Mount Royal University:
Kendall Hoople


University of Manitoba:
Lindsey Rutherford



University of Winnipeg:
Brooklyn Meiklejohn


Sheridan College:
Maria Asimakis


York University:
Alexandria Boussey



Concordia University:
Sara Masi


L'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières:
Félix-Antoine Lavoie


Review Article Writing Award

Consists of a paper reviewing research related to a specific topic that is pertinent to members of the Athletic Therapy community. The review paper will provide an overall education of the particular topic and must be appropriate to the field of Athletic Therapy.

Certification Candidate

Maria Asimakis
“Visual Rehabilitation as a Treatment Tool for Collegiate Athletes Post-mTBI to Improve Return to Sport Outcomes”



Dr. Colin King
“Concussion Care in Athletic Therapy and Training”


Research Article Writing Award

This award consists of original research, which has been conducted but has not been previously published or is not currently accepted for publication.


Kara Fulawka
“Sex Differences in Anaerobic Performance of Ice Hockey Players with Dynamic Warm-Up”



Jacqueline Vandertuin
“Student Athletic Therapists Knowledge of Pain-Relieving Medications: A Nationwide Study”


Research Grant

This grant is presented annually to a Certified Member who wishes to pursue research in a topic area that will have direct benefit to the field of athletic therapy.

Dr. Trisha Scribbans
Sarah Bohunicky

“Characterising soft tissue elasticity and force production strategies of the scapular stabilizers at rest and during isometric contractions”


Volunteer Appreciation Awards

Executive Members

Fayez Abdulrahman
Kirsten Kidd
Scott Marchant
Tyler Quennell
Dr. Michael Robinson


Ethics Committee

Sharon Welsby
Olivia Tefft
Kellen Antoniuk
Laura Leslie


Education and Research Committee

William Hedderson
Lindsey Parent
Jennifer Bell


Diversity Committee

Aisha Visram


High Performance Committee

Ben Trunzo


Canadian Board of Certification for Athletic Therapy

Julie Chiu
Jason White
Jacqueline Camley
Andrea Wazney
Cody Bruce-Smith
Jennifer Gow
Claudine Parodi
Jacqueline Schwantz
Kristen Bolliger
Caitlin Richards


Program Accreditation Committee

Dr. Trisha Scribbans
Dr. Mark Lafave


Member Services Committee

Claudine Parodi
Rebecca Swan


Social Media Committee

Amy Fortin-Barrette


Long Time Member Recognition Awards

Nelson Amaral
John Ankersmit
Tanya Beck
Michael Boni
Nathalie Gagnon-Wease
Dr. Loriann Hynes
Coral Istace
Robert Joseph
Saro Keresteciyan
Jennifer Langlois
Peter Levidis
Dr. Frances Flint
Jonathan Maister
Joan Matthews White
Scott McCullough
Erin O'Grady-Bimm
Dale Pitura
Sonya Pridmore
Melanie Scrase
Kurt Stevenson
Scott Suter
William Van Namen
Victoria Wiltshire