News and events

Upcoming FEPSAC conference July 15th, Muenster, Germany Posted 27 May 2019
Perceptual-motor expertise Symposium This symposium will cover emerging topics and new trends that are likely to play an important role in future research in perceptual-motor expertise. Prominent international speakers including:
New research on dyad learning free download Posted 14 May 2019
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We are happy to announce a new publication in Human Movement Science titled: Manipulations to practice organization of golf putting skills through interleaved matched or mismatched practice with a partner.This is a paper that was part of April's PhD thesis. Congratulations April!  
interview with Michelle Grady (Kin communications) for UBC Posted 17 Apr 2019
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Dr Hodges on the value of effortful practice.
Congratulations Dr April Karlinsky Posted 23 Mar 2019
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April successfully defended her PhD defence Friday March 22nd. Well done April! We wish you all the best in your post-doc position at the University of Toronto and in your future career. 
New publication (and free download) Posted 14 Mar 2019
Please click this link to receive a free download of our newest research on women's soccer (unitl May 3rd 2019). This work has just been published in the Psychology of Sport & Exercise (Hendry, Ford, Williams & Hodges); titled: ">Developmental activities and perceptions of challenge for National and Varsity women soccer players in Canada
New publication (and free download) Posted 05 Nov 2018
A study conducted with Dr Katie Wadden (as part of her PhD thesis) when she worked in the Brain and Behaviour Lab. at UBC with Dr Lara Boyd has just been published. In this work we tried to manipulate challenge-related difficulty based on a preliminary test of indivdual's rate of acquisition of a sequence learning task of moderate difficulty. Differences in initial acquisition were used to set challenge related difficulty in a second test phase. Overall, there was evidence that a high degree of challenge was good for learning.
Goodbyes and Congratulations Posted 13 Sep 2018
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We are sad to say goodbye to Dr David Hendry and April Karlinsky. David has moved to the UK to start a new job at the University of Northumbria. Wishing you all the best David. April hasn't moved quite as far (still in Canada), but she has just begun a postdoctoral research position at the University of Toronto with Drs Tim Welsh and Cathy Sabiston. Wishing you all the best April too in your new school and role.Congratulations to Dr Nicole Ong who successfully defended her PhD thesis on Monday 10th September. Nicole will be staying in the lab. for the next few months.
New publication (and free download) Posted 13 Sep 2018
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April's paper is now in print and available for a free download:https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/GkXeDMTs5KRbSK5uhpgj/ful
SCAPPS conference in Toronto Oct 17-21 Posted 11 Sep 2018
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April Karlnsky to give the Franklin Henry YSA (Young Scientist Award) presentation, based on her PhD work on dyad practice (social motor learning)
SSHRC award to study women and girl's soccer Posted 08 Jul 2018
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We have just been awarded a SSHRC Insight Grant, funded through Sport Canada's Sport Participation Research Initiative (SPRI), to study Longitudinal engagement in female soccer: Analysis of developmental pathways related to success. The aim is to identify factors which contribute to continued participation through adolescence (at various levels of competition).