Sport and Recreation Management full-time faculty

Julie Booke, PhD

Program Coordinator

Julie Booke completed a Bachelor of Recreation Studies at the University of Manitoba. After completing her undergraduate degree she worked for the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School and the University of Missouri’s Experiential Education program before returning to the University of Manitoba to complete a Master of Arts degree focusing on the impact of wilderness education on youth at risk. Julie’s PhD is from the University of Calgary in the Department of Graduate Division of Educational Research. Her dissertation focused on the impact of an educational development program on university instructors teaching assumptions, philosophies and practices.

David Legg, PhD

David Legg is the Past President of the Canadian Paralympic Committee and past board member for the 2015 Pan Parapan American Games in Toronto. David has also served on the International Paralympic Committee’s Sport Science Committee and is the incoming President of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity. More recently as a consultant, David worked with the Calgary BidCo for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Robyn Madden, PhD

Dr. Madden obtained her PhD in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary in the area of nutrition, metabolism, and genetics. She has a keen interest in researching nutrition and dietary supplement use among athletic and clinical populations and has worked extensively with para athlete and rare disease populations to understand how nutrition can enhance athletic performance and aid in disease management. Given her contributions to para research, she was the recipient of the 2019 Mount Royal University Alumni Achievement Horizon Award. As she continues to expand on her research, she hopes to bring awareness to underserved clinical populations while inspiring the next generation of researchers. Outside of academics, Dr. Madden enjoys traveling, finding new restaurants with her fiancé, and jogging with her Shetland Sheepdogs, Finlay and Avie.

Sport and Recreation Management part-time faculty

Department of Health and Physical Education staff