Elisha Williams, PhD, MA, BA, Reg. OT(BC)

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Assistant Professor of Teaching

phone: 250–960–5307



I earned my dual Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Alberta, my MA at UNBC, and my PhD at the University of Alabama.

I have over 15 years of experience as an occupational therapist, including ten years in Prince George, where I served the Northern Health Authority in a variety of roles.

Outside of my work in occupational therapy, I am a decorated wheelchair basketball player and coach. My accolades in the sport include a Silver Medal at the 2007 Parapan American Games, a Bronze Medal at the 2010 World Championships in Canadian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball, and multiple Collegiate National Championships with Alabama Women’s Wheelchair Basketball. I was inducted into the Prince George Sports Hall of Fame in March of 2019.  


I am an Assistant Professor of Teaching and I am not currently engaged in any research.


I have broad pedagogical interests, and I have particular expertise in teaching fitness appraisal and exercise prescription, perceptual motor development, and a variety of kinesiology courses: foundation of human performance, health and fitness, applied biomechanics, motor development, and physiology of exercise.

Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Opportunities

I am not currently supervising any research students.


  • Member, College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia 
  • Member, Canadian Association of Occupation Therapists, British Columbia

Select Publications

*link to articles provided when possible*

Williams, E. J., Maurer, M. M., Katica, C. ,P., Richardson, M. T., &, Wingo, J. E., FACSM. Construct Validity of Two Agility Tests for Wheelchair Basketball. Poster presentation at the National ACSM Conference, Orlando, FL (2014).  

Katica, C. P., Del Pozzi, A. T., Williams,  E. J., Balilionis, G., Nepocatych, S., Ryan, G., and Wingo, J.E. Thermoregulatory Adaptations Following Sprint Interval Training. Submitted for poster presentation at the National ACSM Conference, San Francisco, CA (June 2012).