Our Students

Antonia Miksic

Role with the CSC: Project Assistant (Intern)

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Arts-Concurrent Education (Honours) Major in Geography, Minor in History and Urban and Planning Studies

Time at CSC: October 2023-March 2024

Contribution: Worked alongside Dr. Julie Stevens, Grace Nelson and Devan O’Connor as a project assistant to create a workshop to further support Niagara’s 12 municipalities in the Sport and Recreation sector.

Taela Ritchie

Taela Ritchie

Role with the CSC: Event, Marketing, and Communications Assistant (Intern)

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Business Communications (Honours)

Time at CSC: September 2023 – April 2024

Contribution: During Taela’s time at the CSC, she helped in the communications roll out of events, was given the responsibility of planning a book launch, and developed a CSC member.

Jonathan Pinnington

Jonathan Pinnington

Role with the CSC: Marketing, Communications, and Event Coordinator (Intern)

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Sport Management (Honours)

Time at CSC: September 2023 – December 2023

Contribution: During Jonathan’s time at the CSC, he made significant contributions coordinating social media campaigns, and designing promotional material using his creative and innovative ideas. He also took on a strong leadership role in the event management and planning for three of the CSC’s events during the Fall term.

Cameron Hubscher

Cameron Hubscher

Role with the CSC: Marketing, Communications, and Event Coordinator (Intern)

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Sport Management (Honours), Minor in Psychology

Time at CSC: May 2023 – August 2023

Contribution: During Cameron’s time at the CSC, he focused on re-imagining the Centre’s analytics and database management by creating a new database for their Social Media, Website, Experiential Education, and Events analytics. Cameron also took the lead on the content creation for the CSC’s Twitter and LinkedIn content creation. 

Adam Green

Adam Green

Role with the CSC: Marketing, Communications, and Event Coordinator (Intern)

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Sport Management (Honours)

Time at CSC: May 2023 – August 2023

Contribution: During Adam’s time at the Centre for Sport Capacity, he launched our official Instagram social media platform and managed it through creative visuals and strategic copywriting. Adam also took on the event management and planning for the CSC’s upcoming Safe Sport Forum.

Sarah (Xiaoxia) Tan

Sarah (Xiaoxia) Tan

Role with the CSC: Marketing, Communications and Event Coordinator (Intern)

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Sport Management (Honours), Minor in History of Art and Visual Culture

Time at the CSC: January 2023 – April 2023

Contribution: During Sarah’s time at the Centre for Sport Capacity, she had a transformative experience on the usage of visual design for the CSC’s social media, website, and event planning. Sarah was part of several initiatives including the LEAD LIKE A GIRL – Women in Sport Leadership Panel, the Team Building on the Water program, the 72’ Hockey Summit Series promotional videos, a first of its kind CSC e-magazine and a high-quality branding video.

Selena Racco

Selena Racco

Role with the CSC: Events, Marketing and Communication Assistant (Intern)

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Arts (Business Communications)

Time at the CSC: September 2022 – April 2023

Contribution: During Selena’s time at the Centre for Sport Capacity, she had significant contributions coordinating social media campaigns, designing promotional material and supporting upcoming events, including being part of The 2022 Niagara Active Economy Summit (AE).

Calvin Pietron

Calvin Pietron

Role with the CSC: Marketing, Communications and Event Coordinator (Intern)

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Sport Management (Honours)

Time at the CSC: September 2022 – December 2022

Contribution: During Calvin’s time at the Centre for Sport Capacity, he took on a strong leadership role in marketing the CSC through our social media platforms and planning and running events including webinars, the 1972 Hockey Summit Series Panel Discussion, and the Active Economy Summit.  

Chris Weier

Chris Weier

Role with the CSC: Marketing, Communications and Business Development Coordinator (Intern)

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Sport Management (Honours)

Time at the CSC: May 2022 – August 2022

Contribution: During Chris’ time as the Marketing, Communications, and Business Development Coordinator (Intern), he helped market and promote various services at the CSC through social media platforms. Chris also helped plan and execute numerous events while engaging with CSC members and various community partners.

Jason Corry

Jason Corry

Role with the CSC: Marketing, Communications and Business Development Coordinator (Intern)

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Sport Management (Honours)

Time at the CSC: January 2022 – April 2022

Contribution: During Jason’s time as the Marketing Communications and Business Development Coordinator (Intern) Jason helped promote and plan a range of different webinars and events. Jason was also responsible for developing business strategy’s for their programs and services that will be offered later this year.

Where are they now: After completing his internship, Jason remained at Brock for the Summer as the Academic Outreach and Knowledge Mobilizer for the Brock-Canada Games Academic Committee. Jason is also continuing his studies at Osgoode Law School in Toronto this fall.

Georgia Rudolph

Georgia Rudolph

Role with the CSC: Events, Marketing and Communication Assistant (Intern)

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications)

Time at the CSC: September 2021 – April 2022

Contribution: During Georgia’s time as the Events, Marketing and Communication Assistant (Intern) Georgia helped run and plan the Sport and the Environment Webinar Series. Her efforts on this project allowed her to use her creativity to develop content and promotional material for the event. She also helped organize and run these events.

Bailey Burke

Bailey Burke

Role with the CSC: Events Marketing and Communications Assistant (Intern)

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Arts (Business Communications)

Time at the CSC: September 2021 – April 2022

Contribution: During Bailey’s time as the Events, Marketing and Communications Assistant (Intern), Bailey worked on a variety of projects. She helped to plan and execute the sport conference day as well as many webinars. Bailey also developed content and visuals for the Centre’s social media and website promotional campaigns.

Jess Crosthwaite

Jess Crosthwaite

Role with the CSC: Marketing, Communications and Business Development Coordinator (Intern)

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Sport Management (Honours), Minor in Communication and Media Studies

Time at the CSC: September 2021 – December 2021

Contribution: During Jess’ time as the Marketing, Communication and Business Development Coordinator (Intern) at the Centre for Sport Capacity, Jess helped to run the organization’s social media accounts, creating and publishing content on a regular basis. Jess also helped to organize and run the Webinars that have become extremely popular at the CSC.

Where are they now: After completing her internship, Jess was brought on as the Coordinator for the Centre for Sport Capacity. To learn more about Jess’ career path visit her LinkedIn profile.

Bobby Dhaliwal

Bobby Dhaliwal

Role with the CSC: Digital Marketing and Research Assistant (Experiential)

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Sport Management (Honours), Minor in Labour Studies

Master of Arts – MA, Sport Management (On-going)

Time at the CSC: April 2021 – September 2021

Contribution: During Bobby’s time at the CSC he developed all the promotional content that the Centre used through programs such as Canva and Adobe Illustrator. He was also instrumental in the successful roll-out of the Safe Sport Forum, communicating with OUA teams to ensure all parties were informed about the event effectively.

Bobby also worked as a research assistant as part of a partnership between the CSC and Community Researchers. He completed a Parks and Recreation Ontario 2021 Research Project which assessed the needs of Parks and Rec Ontario and identified ways to effectively resolve their issues.

Where are they now: Initially after completing his role with the CSC Bobby worked as a Research Assistant at Brock University while completing his Master of Arts, (MA) Sport Management. To learn more about Bobby’s career path, visit his LinkedIn profile.

Ryan Hyndman

Ryan Hyndman

Role with the CSC: Marketing Communications and Business Development Coordinator (Intern)

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Sport Management (Honours) – BSM, Minor in Economics

Time at the CSC: May 2021 – August 2021

Contribution: During Ryan’s time at the Centre for Sport Capacity as the Marketing, Communications and Business Development Coordinator (Intern), Ryan worked a great deal with social media. He created and distributed over 50 posts in 4 months and helped to grow the CSC’s following. He also worked in a data analytics role for a variety of projects and was able to help CSC partners improve their offerings.

Where are they now: Initially after completing his role with the CSC Ryan worked as the Sports Information Assistant for Brock Sports. After graduating at Brock, Ryan continued his studies with a MBA from Dalhousie University. To learn more about Ryan’s career path, visit their LinkedIn profile.

Hazel Campbell

Hazel Campbell

Role with the CSC: Forum and Webinar Coordinator (Experiential)

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Sport Management – BSM, Minor in Labour Studies

Time at the CSC: January 2021 – April 2021

Contribution: During Hazel’s time as the Forum and Webinar Coordinator (Experiential) she staged a successful webinar and organized a three-day forum, Athletes First: The Promotion of Safe Sport in Canada.

Where are they now: After her internship, Hazel worked as a Sport Program Administrator and an Administrative Assistant to local sport associations. She is continuing her studies at George Brown College completing a certificate in Digital Media Marketing. To learn more about Hazel’s career path, visit their LinkedIn profile.

Emma Fedorchuk

Emma Fedorchuk

Role with the CSC: Marketing and Communications Assistant (Intern)

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Media and Communication Studies, Minor in Sociology

Time at the CSC: September 2020 – April 2021

Contribution: During Emma’s time as the Marketing and Communications Assistant (Intern) at the CSC she worked a great deal with improving the Centre’s Social Media outreach. She even created a booklet outlining best practices for social media strategies that are still used today.

Where are they now: Initially, after completing her role with the CSC Emma worked as the Communications and Events Assistant at the Grimsby & Lincoln District Chamber of Commerce. To learn more about Emma’s career path, visit their LinkedIn profile.

Matthew Kapogines

Matthew Kapogines

Role with the CSC: Webinar Coordinator (Experiential)

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Sport Management – BSM

Time at the CSC: September 2020 – December 2020

Contribution: During Matthew’s time as the Webinar Coordinator (Experiential) for the CSC he helped organize and run four webinars alongside CSC and community members. He also helped to create an email platform to communicate with members and others about the webinars more efficiently.

Catherine Beech

Catherine Beech

Role with the CSC: Research Assistant

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Sport Management – BSM, Minor in Tourism

Time at the CSC: May 2020 – August 2020

Contribution: As a Research Assistant Catherine worked on event impact research to assess how sport events impact the community. She identified the impacts of highest importance on industry stakeholders and what metrics stakeholders currently used to track event impacts.

Noah Nickel

Noah Nickel

Role with the CSC: Communication and Marketing Assistant (Co-op)

Degree at Brock: Bachelor of Arts – BA Political Science and Canadian Studies

Time at the CSC: May 2020 – August 2020

Contribution: During Noah’s time at the CSC he had a large role in developing the Centre for Sport Capacity’s website. He also worked closely with Dr. Stevens on her research project Niagara Sport Database and helped to create the CSC’s social media presence on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Where are they now: Initially, after completing their role with the CSC Noah worked as the Editor-in-Chief at The Brock News. To learn more about Noah’s career path, visit their LinkedIn profile.