Women In Athletics

Are you considering a career in athletics but aren’t sure where to start? Interested in learning from women who are excelling in the characteristically male-dominated field of athletics?

Join MWIL for our final speaker series of the 2015-2016 academic year!

This event will feature prominent professional women in athletics-related fields who will be discussing their careers paths and unique experiences! The speakers will also share their trials and tribulations, and provide advice for students who are interested in pursuing a career in athletics!

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session to provide you with an opportunity to engage with the speakers, and ask your own questions!

Speakers include Heather Engel, Alex Ketchum and Robyn Flynn! Everyone is welcome to attend!


Alex Ketchum is a doctoral candidate in the Department of History at McGill University focusing on feminist restaurants, cafes, and coffeehouses in the United States and Canada from the 1960s to present day. Her work integrates, food, environmental, and gender history. She is the head coach of the McGill Women’s Lacrosse team and has served as a coach at various levels for the past decade. Her free time is spent running daily with her dog, competing in nordic skiing, white water and sea kayaking, and bouldering.

Robyn Flynn is a Montreal radio personality who is a host & reporter at TSN 690, as well as a producer at CJAD. She’s also one third of the popular podcast ICE LEVEL. Robyn’s road to radio began with a DEP in Professional Theatre from Dawson College, before she pursued broadcasting studies at the Montreal Radio & TV School, and Education at McGill University. Robyn also provides colour commentary for Canadiennes broadcasts on CWHLlive.com, and dreams of one day becoming the first woman to do play-by-play for the Habs.

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