Katya M. Herman ’90, Ph.D.
Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Katya obtained her B.Sc. in Biochemistry, M.Sc. in Community Health and Epidemiology, and Ph.D. in Kinesiology and Health Studies. She joined the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina in 2013, where she is Director of the Physical Activity Epidemiology Lab, leading research on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and associated health outcomes. Alongside her academic ambitions, Katya became one of the top-ranked lightweight rowers in Canada, having first taken up the sport of rowing at Albert College. She competed for Canada at the World Rowing Championships in Poznan, Poland in 2009, the World Cup in Lucerne, Switzerland in 2010, and was named Rowing Canada’s Female Sculler of the Year in 2011. Katya continues her involvement in rowing as a Level 3 certified coach, while publishing extensively and participating in public outreach and advocacy around issues related to physical activity and health.