Teena Schneider


Community Rowing Coach

Teena grew up participating in various sports, including equestrian in which she had the opportunity to compete internationally, but didn’t pick up an oar until her second year at UBC. The idea to row actually came from a riding coach back in Ladysmith, BC (her hometown) whose daughter had made the switch from riding to rowing at university. It had her hooked from the beginning (5:20am practices and all!). Now in her fourth year with the team she is proud of the steps she has taken as an athlete and as a member of the UBC community. Serving as a co-Captain of the varsity women’s crew for the 2010/11 year has been an honour and is a reflection of what a couple of years of hard work can accomplish.

As a student, Teena is completing a B.Sc in Global Resource Systems with a specialization in International Development. This ties in with her love of travel and she has been fortunate enough to participate in development work in Swaziland and Peru. In the future she hopes to be back at UBC for a law degree in Human Rights.

Teena coaches for a love of the sport and a passion to give people every chance to lead active, healthy lives. Other activities keeping her busy include volunteering with therapeutic riding, being an executive member of Best Buddies UBC, and volunteering with the Canucks for Kids Fund (not to mention taking time to explore the natural beauty of Vancouver and surrounding areas!).