Meet Your Mentors

The mentorship breakfast is an opportunity for certification candidates and members certified in the last 3 years to network with and learn from experienced Athletic Therapists! Meet the mentors for this breakfast below...

Andrea Prieur CAT(C), RKIN, ATC, BHSc
Andrea has been the Head Therapist of the David L. MacIntosh Sport Medicine Clinic at the University of Toronto for over 10 years.  She is directly involved with coverage of field care for 45 Varsity teams, emergency action planning, implementation of sport medicine protocols, preparticipation health questionnaires and communication of injuries within our integrated sport medicine team.

She has vast field care experience with high performance sport as she has traveled with the Canadian Diving team since 2009, and been a part of the Core Medical teams for the 2012 London Olympics, 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2016 Rio Olympics to name a few.  She has also been the Chief Therapist at two past FISU games.


Dr. David Paris, PhD, CAT(C), ATC(ret)
Arrived at Concordia University to start an Athletic Therapy curriculum in 1983. (Retiring June 1, 2017). Some past field experience included....

  • 1999 Host Athletic Therapist for Mens Soccer site - XIII PanAmerican Games, Winnipeg
  • 1981-1997 Athletic Therapist at 5 Maccabiah Games, Israel (1997 Head AT)
  • 1996 Host AT (NATA) for Team Handball and Judo, XXVI Olympiad, Atlanta
  • 1976-1992 Athletic Therapist (from AT pool), Canadian Mens National Soccer Team
  • 1988-1990 Head Athletic Therapist, Montreal Supra Professional Soccer Club
  • 1980-1983 Head Athletic Therapist, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
  • 1976 Head Athletic Therapist, Canadian Mens National Soccer Team, XXI Olympiad, Montreal
  • 1975-1977 Head Athletic Trainer, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio


Glen Bergeron PhD CAT(C)
Glen has been a member of CATA since 1973 and certified since 1974.  He has a member of numerous CATA committees including 5 years as the CATA President.  Glen was the Head Athletic Therapist at the University of Winnipeg from 1977 - 1887 and Director of Athletic Therapy at the University of Manitoba from 1987 - 1996.  In 1996, he moved accepted a Faculty position at the University of Winnipeg  where he developed the CATA accredited Athletic Therapy program.  Glen received his PhD in 1992 and is a tenured Full Professor.  Currently his is the Chair of the CATA International Relations Committee and Vice President of the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy.


Jason White  R.M.T., R.Kin, CAT(C), SMT(C), CMAG Registered Massage Therapist Registered Kinesiologist Certified Athletic Therapist Certified Sport Massage Therapist Contemporary Medical Acupuncture
Jason’s education consists of a Bachelor of Applied Health Science Degree in Athletic Therapy from Sheridan College, a Diploma in Massage Therapy and a Certificate of Contemporary Medical Acupuncture. Jason currently sits on the Canadian Board of Certification for Athletic Therapy as the National Examination and Model Coordinator as well as the Canadian Sport Massage Therapy Association – Ontario Chapter as the Education Chair and Certification Committee.

He is currently an alternate Athletic Therapist/Sport Massage Therapist for Rugby Canada 7’s Program (Men and Women) as well as Hockey Canada Men’s Sledge Program and Ontario Sledge Team. He has worked with Skate Canada, World Junior Synchronized Skate Canada, National/Provincial Beach Volleyball, Canadian Cup Wrestling and Swim Canada Rio Olympics Trials, just to name a few.


Kathryn Widdis, HBK, CAT(C), Certified Athletic Therapist
Kathryn has been working as a certified athletic therapist for the past 8 years in different cities across the country. Kathryn completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Lakehead University before moving on to the athletic therapy program at Mount Royal University (then College). After that she took her first position as a therapist at Mount Allison University and from there progressed to jobs at University of the Fraser Valley, Queen's University and as the Head therapist at Lakehead University. Kathryn was also in charge of the Chronic Disease Management and Cardiac Rehabiliation program at the Fort St. John Hospital and currently is running a mobile clinic in the northern Manitoba community of Grand Rapids.

Richard DeMont, PhD, CAT(C), ATC
Richard DeMont has been a faculty member at Concordia for 18 years. His research is geared towards injury prevention. Richard has had several graduate students at Masters and PhD levels. He worked 'in the trenches' for 7 years before coming to Concordia, so he has over 20 years of 'practice'.


Robert Walsh R Kin. C.A.T.(C), MA.

  • Graduated from the Athletic Therapy program at John Abbott College in Montreal in the spring of 1979.
  • Graduated with a BA in Physical education from Western University in June 1982
  • Graduated with a Master’s degree in Kinesiology Sport Medicine in October 1995
  • Has worked at Western and the Fowler / Kennedy Sport medicine Clinic since 1979
  • Has run the custom brace Clinic at The Fowler / Kennedy Sport medicine Clinic since 1985


Dr. James [Jamie] Laws
Dr. Laws Graduated from York University in 1973, BA, Specialized honours in Physical Education and Geography. He was one of the first to pass the CAT(C) certification exam in 1975.

He graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1979. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences [Canada], FRCCSS(C) (Hon), in 1981.

Jackie Vandertuin
Jackie Vandertuin is an instructor at Sheridan College in the Athletic Therapy Programme.  She has been at Sheridan College since 2012, however, prior to that she was a lecturer at Dalhousie and Acadia Universities and instructor at Mount Royal College in the Athletic Therapy programme.  In 2001, she graduated from the University of Calgary with a Masters of Science and began her PhD studies in 2010.  She is published in a variety of peer reviewed journals and has presented to peers, allied health professionals and lay individuals on topics ranging from bracing to wellness.  Currently, she sits on The Research Foundation and the Canadian Board of Certification in Athletic Therapy.  Jackie  lives in Orangeville, Ontario and has been certified since 1995.