Faculty & Staff
Puneet Arora, MBBS, MS, MS (Hons), PG Dip, MBA
Dr. Puneet Arora is a foreign trained medical doctor and a forensic expert. He has been teaching basic medical sciences including anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and pathology. He is also a business entrepreneur in the medical esthetics industry. Puneet has been teaching at MRU since 2013 in the Personal Fitness Trainer diploma and the Massage Therapy diploma.
Instructor of: Human Anatomy; Human Physiology; Integrative Human Physiology, Pathology II
Anglia Ruskin University (UK) - Master of Business Administration
London School of Marketing (UK) – Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management
New York Chiropractic College (USA) - Master of Science in Human Anatomy & Physiology Instruction
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (IND) – Doctor of Medicine in Forensic Medicine
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences (IND) – Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
Naomi Cahill, RD, PhD
Naomi is a Registered Dietitian with over 14 year’s experience in clinical, community, academic, and non-profit settings. Her research focuses on knowledge translation through guideline implementation. Naomi has been teaching at MRU since 2015.
Instructor of: Introductory Nutrition
Kings College London, UK – BSc(Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics (first class)
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON – MSc Epidemiology
Queen’s University, Kingston, ON – PhD Epidemiology
Michelle Conger, RMT
Michelle has been a practicing massage therapist for 20 years and has been instructing in the massage therapy programs since 2000. She has been teaching at MRU since 2009.
Instructor of: Regional Anatomy, Therapeutic Exercise I, Outreach I & II
Remington College of Remedial Massage Therapies - 2200 hour Massage Therapy Diploma
Robin Devine, RMT, CLT
Robin has been a registered and practicing massage therapist for the over 15 years in the City of Calgary. She has been teaching with MRU since 2013.
Instructor of: Clinical Practicum II & IV
Foothills College of Massage Therapy - 2200 Hour Diploma Massage Therapy
Academy of Lymphatic Studies - Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Chikly Health Institute - Lymphatic Drainage Therapy
Upledger Institute - Craniosacral Therapy
Traditional Thai School of Dr.Shivagakomarapaj/Thailand - Traditional Thai Massage
Elmont Birth Services - Birth Doula
Nick De Ruyter, BSc. Kin
Chantelle Drobot, BPE (Hons.), ND
Chantelle has been a practicing Naturopathic Doctor for over 15 years. Chantelle teaches courses in both the Massage Therapy and Personal Fitness Trainer programs and has been teaching at MRU since 2006.
Instructor of: Massage Concepts & Terminology, Musculoskeletal Anatomy, Pathology I, Therapeutic Exercise II
University of Calgary - Bachelors of Physical Education (Honours)
National College of Naturopathic Medicine - Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine (ND)
Laurie Fisher, BSc., MSc., RMT
Jeremy Gladue, RMT.
Tracy Hodgson, RMT
Tracy has been a practicing massage therapist since graduating in 1996 from CCMH in Ontario. She has been an instructor at MRU since 2014.
Instructor of: Ethics & Communication I, Relaxation Massage Techniques, Clinical Practicum I, II & III.
Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy - 2200 hr. Massage Therapy Diploma
Mike Horne, RMT
Mike has been practicing massage therapy for more than15 years and has over 13 years of teaching experience from Nova Scotia and Alberta. He has had a multifaceted career, from cruise ships to therapeutic clinics and spas. Mike has been integral in setting up a training academy in the UK for a large cruise ship spa company, and has also helped create regulatory exams. Mike has been teaching at MRU since 2010.
Instructor of: Treatments I, Treatments III, Clinic Practicum I, II, III & IV, OSCE
ICT Northumberland College - Diploma in Massage therapy
Benita Lacey, RMT
Benita has been a practicing massage therapist since graduating in 2014. She has had a multifaceted career, working at Naturopathic clinics, gyms, and therapeutic clinics. She is a devoted instructor, providing her students with the assurance that they can accomplish what they set out to do. Benita has been teaching at MRU since 2014.
Instructor of: Clinical Practicum I, II, III & V
Mount Royal University - Massage Therapy Diploma
Deanne Mansfield, RMT
Deanne has been a practicing massage therapist for over 15 years. She specializes in cancer and chronic illness care. In addition to massage, Deanne is a practicing hydrotherapist and aromatherapist. She creates individual blends and products to aid her clientele. Deanne has been teaching at MRU since 2013.
Instructor of: Hydrotherapy, Relaxation Massage Techniques, Regional Palpations, Treatments I
Foothills College of Massage Therapy - 2200 hour Massage Therapy Diploma
Wildrose College of Natural Healing - Herbology Certificate
Wildrose College of Natural Healing - Aromatherapy Certificate
Kerry Miller, MH.Sc., RD
Kerry is a Registered Dietitian with a unique background in exercise science and communications. She also holds an ISAK certification in body composition analysis. Kerry has a passion for showing others how nutrition can help optimize health and fuel athletic performance. She draws upon a wide range of applied nutritional experience in clinical, community, and research settings when teaching at Mount Royal.
Instructor of: Introductory Nutrition
Queen's University, Kingston, ON - BSc Kinesiology
Ryerson University, Toronto, ON - BASc Food and Nutrition
Ryerson University, Toronto, ON - MH.Sc Nutrition Communications
Danielle Perreault, RMT
Danielle has been practicing as a Massage Therapist in Calgary since completing the Ontario Entry-to-Practice exams in 2012. She has advanced training in myofascial techniques, kinesio-taping level I & II, and perinatal (pregnancy) massage. Danielle has been teaching at Mount Royal University since March 2014.
Instructor of: Advanced Massage Techniques, Orthopedic Assessment, Treatments II, Clinical Practicum I, II, III, IV & V
Canadian College of Massage & Hydrotherapy - 2,200 hour Massage Therapy Diploma (Honours)
Mount Royal University - Adult Educator Certificate
Yoga Passage - 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certificate
Shawna Pho, BSc. Kin., DC
Shawna has been a practicing chiropractor for more than 10 years. Shawna brings with her a wealth of knowledge regarding anatomy, assessment, diagnosis, and sports-related overuse injuries. She is an enthusiastic instructor who seeks to prepare her students for success in a multi-disciplinary treatment environment, where they can work alongside other health professionals with ease and confidence. Shawna has been teaching at MRU since 2012.
Instructor of: Orthopedic Assessment, Therapeutic Exercise II
University of Alberta - Bachelor of Science: Kinesiology
Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College - Doctor of Chiropractic
Dellice Saxby, MSc., B.Ed.
Dellice discovered a love of physiology during her first degree at Queen's University and went on to complete a Master's Degree in Physiology at the University of Alberta. Since then she has had a great deal of experience in various aspects of scientific research, including publishing her own work and managing a clinical trial. Most recently her career has focused on health education. Dellice has been teaching with MRU since 2016.
Instructor of: Fundamentals of Research
University of Alberta - Bachelor of Education with Distinction
University of Alberta - Masters of Science in Physiology
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario - Bachelor of Science (Honours) with Distinction - Subject of Specialization in the Life Sciences
Karyn Schinkel, RMT
Karyn Schinkel, RMT Karyn has been practicing massage therapy since 1997 and has been teaching subjects in massage programs for over 10 years. Karyn has been teaching at MRU since 2013.
Instructor of: The Business of Massage Therapy
Foothills College of Massage Therapy - 2200 hour diploma
Mackenzie Schlang, RMT
Edwin Shillington, BSc. (Hons), B.Ed., Masters of Teaching, PPC
Ed has been teaching science for over 15 years. His passion aims at facilitating online courses to learners with a focus on content and learner engagement to aide in the improvement or acquisition of knowledge in the important medical science fields. Ed has been teaching at MRU since 2011.
Instructor of: Pharmacology
Alberta Permanent Professional Certificated Teacher
University of Calgary – Masters of Teaching
University of Calgary – Bachelor of Education
Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology, Toulouse – Research Associate in Pharmacology
Edinburgh University – Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Tony Southwell, BSL., EMT-P, DC
Tony has been educating students in healthcare for over 35 years. He has a wide variety of experiences to draw from starting with his career as an athletic therapist, to paramedic, to paramedic instructor, and currently a chiropractor. Tony has been teaching at MRU since 2015.
Instructor of: Musculoskeletal Anatomy, Neuroanatomy, Human Anatomy
Sherman College of Chiropractic - Doctor of Chiropractic
Excelsior College - Baccalaureate Degree (BSL)
Southern Alberta Institute Of Technology - Diploma (EMT-P)
Canadian Forces Medical Services School - TQ 3 Medic Assistant
Rebecca Steele, RMT
Rebecca has been practicing massage for over 15 years and has been instructing in massage therapy schools for more than 10 years. She has been instructing at MRU since 2012.
Instructor of: Fundamentals of Charting, Advanced Massage Techniques, Ethics & Communication II, Treatments III
Canadian College of Natural Medicine- 2200-hour Massage Therapy Diploma
Allison Trent, DTCM, R.Ac., RMT
Allison has been a practicing Massage Therapist for over 15 years and a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture for 10 years. In her full time practice Allison blends the Eastern and Western approach to health with Chinese Medicine and Massage Therapy. Allison has over 10 years of teaching experience and has been teaching at MRU since 2013.
Instructor of: Advanced Massage Techniques, Clinical Practicum V
Foothills College of Massage Therapy - 2200-hour Massage Therapy Diploma
Calgary College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture - Doctor of TCM Diploma & Acupuncture Diploma
Verlena Vujinovic, RMT
Verlena has been a practicing massage therapist for over 5 years and has been mentoring students though outreach and teaching opportunities. Verlena has been teaching at MRU since 2013.
Instructor of: Clinical Practicum I, II & III
Mount Royal University- 2200 hr. Massage Therapy Diploma
Alberta Yoga Teacher Training College- 200 hr. Yoga teaching Certificate
Scott Wilson, BESS, Dip AT, RMT, CATA(C)
Scott has been a Registered Massage Therapist for over 17 years and a Certified Athletic Therapist for over 5 years. Scott works in a multidisciplinary clinic and has focused his career in rehabilitation. He has been teaching at Mount Royal University since 2013.
Instructor of: Orthopedic Assessment, Biomechanics, Clinical Practicum IV
Mount Royal University - Diploma Athletic Therapy
Mount Royal University – Massage Therapy Certificate
University of Manitoba - Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science
Madison Zilkie, BSc., RMT
Madison has been a practicing therapist since graduating from Mount Royal University in 2014. She has mentored students through outreaches and teaching opportunities. Madison is also trained in myofascial techniques and hot stone therapy. She has been teaching with Mount Royal University since 2016.
Instructor of: Therapeutic Exercise I, Regional Anatomy
University of Lethbridge - Bachelor of Exercise Science
Mount Royal University - Massage Therapy 2200 Hour Diploma