Dr. June Zimmer, BA ’04

Research Scientist, Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region/College of Medicine

2012 Honouree

Named “One to Watch” on the Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity list by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport, Dr. Zimmer is a nationally recognized researcher and coach.

In both her professional life and personal life, Dr. Zimmer has worked tirelessly to ensure that young girls in Saskatchewan have equal and fair access to healthy, active living opportunities regardless of ability, gender or economic standing. She recognized a need for physical activity programming geared toward young girls, and, in 2008, established Girls in the Game with a goal of creating confident young women who choose to be actively involved as opposed to standing on the sidelines. As a result of her efforts, Girls in the Game has impacted the lives of over 1,500 Saskatchewan youth.

Dr. Zimmer is a research scientist at the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region/College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan—Regina Campus. In 2011, she was named Woman in Sport, Physical Activity, and Recreation Leader by SaskSport and a Saskatchewan Action Hero by Saskatchewan in Motion. As well, she was recognized as a 2010 YWCA Woman of Distinction.