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'You just adapt': Sask. physiotherapist keeping Canadian women's Olympic basketball squad healthy

2021-06-16 As the team prepares for next month's Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, Saskatoon physiotherapist Rhonda Shishkin is helping the injured athletes heal and ensuring the healthy ones stay that way.   

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A System for Quantifying the Shooting Characteristics and Performance of Canadian National Team Biathletes

A System for Quantifying the Shooting Characteristics and Performance of Canadian National Team Biathletes.

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Culture of Excellence Position Statement

On March 23, 2021, Dr. Kyle Paquette and Archery Canada Head Coach Shawn Riggs presented to the high performance sport community a webinar on culture of excellence.

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Meet the mental-toughness trainer helping Canada’s Olympic stars get their minds in shape

“When you show up at the Olympics, every athlete is strong physically, every athlete is prepared technically, but the ones who typically perform very well are the ones who can manage the moment, manage themselves, manage the pressure, manage the expectations that come with that,” Ménard said during ...

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A “Virtual Wind Tunnel” for Aerodynamic Assessment in Cycling

In track cycling, where speeds can reach up to 80 kph and margins of victory can be measured in fractions of a second, the smallest of parasitic losses can mean the difference between the podium and watching the ceremony from the stands.

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Could mitochondria help athletes to make gains?

The muscles of elite endurance athletes boast high numbers of extra-efficient mitochondria. Unlocking the secrets of these cellular components could yield gains for future Olympians.

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Data scientists are predicting sports injuries with an algorithm

Machine learning can tell athletes when to train and when to stop.

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The science helping athletes to beat the heat

As global temperatures rise, athletes and sports bodies are following the science to ensure that events can take place safely.

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University of Calgary delivers ground-breaking work in sport science 

What unites great research universities? It’s the impact they have on their community.

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Canadians to connect through #PowerOfSport

Canadian Paralympic Committee, Canadian Olympic Committee, Own the Podium, and CBC Sports launch new initiative to share positive impact of sport on Canadian communities.

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Innovation in Mask Design to Accelerate Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Athletes’ Return to Training

Faced with restrictive measures on sporting activities due to the pandemic, Dr Suzanne Leclerc, Medical Director at the Institut National du sport du Québec (INS Québec), was inspired to launch a protective mask design initiative to develop a mask suited to the specific needs of athletes training fo...

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Examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on national team athletes’ mental health and mental performance

The goal of Dr. Dithurbide’s research and partnership with Own the Podium is to gather and share empirical evidence to inform future psychological support for Canada’s national athletes by examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their mental health and mental performance, and more specifica...

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OTP/Mitacs Research Funding - National Call 2021-2022

OTP is excited to announce its 2021 National Call for OTP/Mitacs Research Proposals.

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Celebrating SPIN 2020

Highlights, stats and feedback from SPIN 2020 participants

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CPC and Paralympics Australia to Collaborate on a Series of Multidisciplinary Workshops

CPC and Paralympics Australia will host the first of a collaborative multidisciplinary workshop series in the area of Paralympic performance sciences.

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Innovation 4 Gold (I4G) Research

Sport Scientist Canada would like to recognize the work of Dr. Nicolas Berryman and Lily Dong, whose manuscript was accepted for publication in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.

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LEADing the Way

Learn, Engage, Accelerate, Develop!

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Mental Health in HP Sport Study

Canada’s high-performance athletes invited to participate in Mental Health in HP Sport Study!

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Paralympic Practitioner Development: Introduction to Practitioner Development

The Paralympic Practitioner Development group is developing their second educational module with a focus on ‘The Introduction to Parasport Biomechanics’.

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Practitioner Mentorship – New Opportunities in 2021!

Critical to the success of Practitioner Pathway programs such as LEAD, Women in Sport Science (WiSS), and Paralympic Practitioner Development (PPD), is the training of mentorship skills and the opportunity to become a mentor to other practitioners.

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Research Spotlight- Big Push in RED-S Research in Canadian High Performance Sport

The issue of Relative Energy Deficiency Syndrome (RED-s) has gained increasing attention with recent athlete stories’ chronicling the negative health

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Skate Canada’s Safe Sport Program Releases Positive Body Positive Guidelines

On December 11, 2020 Skate Canada released their Body Positive Guidelines. Under Skate Canada’s National Safe Sport Program, these guidelines contribute to the program’s goal of promoting awareness and education around protecting the skating community from physical and emotional injury.

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SPIN Town Hall presentation has now been posted to Sport Scientist Canada

Login to recap the SPIN Town Hall presentation

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Sport Scientist Canada and SIRC collaborate to grant members access to SPORT Discus

Sport Scientist Canada is excited to announce that it will be offering members FREE access to SPORT Discus

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