Ewen has a diverse background that consists of researching, teaching, coaching, and community involvement. He holds undergraduate degrees in Biology and Education. After 4 years of coaching competitive swimming and teaching junior high and high school science and mathematics, Ewen joined the Action in Complex Environments Lab and the Bionic Limbs for Improved Natural Control Lab as a graduate student with his research focused on using various technologies to assist in the performance assessment of upper limb prosthetic devices. Over the years, Ewen has volunteered with a number of organizations around Edmonton, and continues to assist the Steadward Bears Paraswimming Program, as well as the Paediatric Rehabilitation Unit at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital. Ewen is passionate about science, education, and creating positive situations and environments for individuals to grow, be challenged, and pursue their goals. When not in the lab, Ewen is either swimming, cycling, throwing a Frisbee, reading, or taking a photo.