Jo Hurtubise 2015 – 2017
Jo graduated from Laurentian University in 2010 with her Bachelor of Physical and Health Education, and then went on to complete her Masters of Kinesiology in 2013 and her Athletic Therapy Certificate in 2014 from York University. During this time she worked with Varsity teams at both York University and the University of Toronto. Currently Jo is a Certified Athletic Therapist, Registered Kinesiologist, and a Certified First Responder.
This will be Jo’s sixth season in the OVFL and her third season with the Metro Toronto Wildcats. Additionally, Jo works part-time at the York University Gorman/Shore Sport Injury Clinic. In the past she has worked at the PanAm and Para PanAm Games, the Ontario Summer and Winter Games, the FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the Toronto Argonauts.
Currently Jo is completing both her PhD in Kinesiology with specialization in Neuroscience as well as a Graduate Neuroscience Diploma at York University. Her research focuses on the effects of concussion on both elite and non-elite athletes. Jo has published two research articles on this topic, and has been a guest lecturer for numerous university and college classes as well as the Pan-Am Medical Congress in 2015. In addition, Jo has presented her research at several conferences world-wide, including the Society for Neuroscience, the Canadian Athletic Therapy Association National Conference and, most recently, the 5th International Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport in which concussion protocols were reviewed and updated.