Jaryd Te is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto, where he completed a two-year, research-based Masters of Science (M.Sc) degree, investigating novel gene therapy techniques for combating muscle injury. Originally from Vancouver, B.C., Jaryd has now lived in Toronto for almost eight years, also completing a Bachelors of Science (B.Sc) degree in 2017.
Jaryd’s experience in accessible sport stems from his volunteership with the All Abilities program in Pickering, Ontario starting in 2017. Since then, he’s gained many invaluable experiences, both with program athletes but also with the countless volunteers, fellow coaches and program organizers. After four years with the program, Jaryd was appointed one of the program coaches, and conducted sessions until the COVID-19 pandemic unfortunately paused the program in early 2020.
Apart from his studies and coaching, Jaryd also does some freelance work as a graphic designer, creating promotional materials for clients using Adobe Photoshop and InDesign. Most recently, he is developing posters and graphic overlays for the Toronto Star’s Euro 2020 Vodcast “Headers and Footers”. In his spare time, Jaryd enjoys a whole variety of extra-curricular interests, including but not limited to: playing ice hockey, golf, tennis, cooking (and eating), watching Formula 1, and going to the movies. Most notably, he created his own short film with a few friends back in 2018, which was featured as a finalist in an international film festival.