Ms. Jenna Yaraskavitch
Research Coordinator
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Degrees and Certifications

  • Master of Human Kinetics Specialization in Intervention and Consultation – University of Ottawa
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Queen’s University

Research Interests

  • Physical Activity Promotion
  • Physical Literacy

Projects in Progress

  • Fearless Physical Activity
  • Physical Activity Toolkit
  • PSI Kinesiology


Jenna Yaraskavitch completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at Queen’s University in 2015. She continued on to pursue a Master of Human Kinetics (MHK) in Intervention and Consultation at the University of Ottawa. Jenna is a Registered Kinesiologist with the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. She joined the HALO team as a Research Assistant in 2016. Jenna is responsible for the coordination of the Physical Activity Toolkit study, which examines the impact of enhanced physical activity support in clinical care for youth living with congenital heart defects. She is also responsible for the PSI Kinesiology study which examines the impact of Kinesiology support in clinical care on children’s physical and mental health. Outside of her work at HALO, Jenna keeps busy as a competitive volleyball coach, participating in recreational sports, and being active outdoors with friends and family.