Teacher Candidate Tyler Greenwood and Team Canada’s Biathletes Go to the 2023 Youth & Junior World Championship Biathlon in Kazakhstan

Group of smiling young white adults, men and women, wearing red Team Canada jackets and mittens in the front row of stadium stands
Photos courtesy of Tyler Greenwood – IBU Youth & Junior World Championship Biathlon 2023

Meet UBC teacher candidate Tyler Greenwood (2022/23 BEd Secondary, Technology Education)

Students are no strangers to the challenge of juggling personal and professional pursuits alongside full-time studies, and in the case of Tyler Greenwood, the days are full for this teacher candidate in the UBC Bachelor of Education program. Besides studying to become a professional teacher in the secondary teacher education program (technology education specialization) and serving as a member of the executive council for the Education Students’ Association, Tyler is also an assistant coach and wax technician with Biathlon Canada.

Smiling white man in 20s wearing ski gear and Team Canada headband at a ski track

Tyler recently travelled to Kazakhstan with Team Canada to the International Biathlon Union (IBU) Youth & Junior World Championship. There he will support the team in the role of wax technician/assistant coach, along with four coaches and two other wax techs. Sixteen athletes from across Canada were selected to participate in the event.

The IBU World Championship is being held at the National Ski Center in Shchuchinsk, the first ever A-class biathlon event hosted in Kazakhstan. From March 4-12, 2023, the strongest biathletes in the world will compete for awards in 18 races in five different disciplines. More than 800 athletes from over 50 countries are set to participate.

View of snowy ski track and four biathletes skiing away from the camera
National Ski Center in Shchuchinsk, Kazakhstan 
At the 2023 BC Champs in Whistler

“This trip is going to be an extremely exciting time where athletes throughout our sport in Canada have an opportunity to compete at the highest level, challenge themselves, and wear the maple leaf with pride. This is the greatest honour and highest level of competition in the world for the athletes in their respective age groups. To be selected to go and support Team Canada is a dream come true, and I do not have words to express how much it means to me.”

– Tyler Greenwood
Flags at the 2023 IBU Youth & Junior World Championship Biathlon

The Teacher Education Office wishes huge success for Tyler and the Canadian Biathlon Team at the 2023 IBU World Championship.
Go Team Canada!

“I think it is truly amazing how multi-faceted the opportunities in education are, whether that is being a teacher, professor, coach, parent, or so many other things….  I definitely have gained a lot of knowledge, reflexivity, and experience from the teaching program that I apply to my coaching and all other aspects of my life.”

– Tyler Greenwood

Find Tyler on Instagram @coach.greenwood8989