Taffin Evans

MSc Student

Taffin Evans

Taffin is a MSc student and a Certified Athletic Therapist studying and working under Dr. Amanda Black. The aim of her project is to examine the implementation of an integrated injury surveillance system across Canadian universities. She wants to understand mechanisms and causes of injury, as well as the prevention of subsequent injury. Edmonton-born and Calgary-raised, Taffin started her Physical Education program at Mount Royal University in 2012, completed her Bachelors of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary in 2016, and finished her Athletic Therapy studies at Mount Royal University in 2019. Taffin has worked a variety of sports including; football, hockey, rugby, volleyball, basketball and soccer, ranging from club to varsity level. As a former hockey player and hockey official of ten years, Taffin’s favorite sport to work is hockey.

Awards and Distinctions

2021 Presentation Award Competition, University of Calgary, Faculty of Kinesiology Graduate Program, Winter

2017 Dean's Honor Roll Mount Royal University

2017 Hockey Alberta Referee's Council Scholarship

2014 Dean's Honor Roll Mount Royal University

2013 Dean's Honor Roll Mount Royal University


  1. Shepherd HA, Evans T, Gupta S, McDonough MH, Doyle-Baker P, Belton KL, Karmali S, Pawer S, Hadly G, Pike I, Adams SA, Babul S, Yeates KO, Kopala-Sibley DC, Schneider KJ, Cowle S, Fuselli P, Emery CA, Black AM. The Impact of COVID-19 on High School Student-Athlete Experiences with Physical Activity, Mental Health and Social Connection. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2021, 18, 3515, doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18073515



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