News and events

Coaching Association of Canada features our work Posted 13 Apr 2024

Based on our recent paper: "Effective practice and instruction: A skill acquistion framework for excellence" (Williams & Hodges, 2023, Jn of Sports Sciences), the Coaching Ass. of Canada (CAC) has featured snapshots from our paper in their monthly newsletter "Inside Coaching" under research insights.
CoCoA _ COgnitive COntrol of Action workshop at Princeton U. Posted 09 Mar 2024

We are very excited to be invited to the first CoCoA workshop on motor learning to be held at Princeton University, March 15-16th.This event is being hosted by Jordan Taylor, Adrian Haith and Sam McDougle.Carrie Peters and I will be presenting work related to how observed errors can unintentionally impact performance and learning. 
"The Sport Psych Show" Podcast interview on new publication Posted 06 Dec 2023

Visit the website to hear the interview: LINK to paper; please see "research", then "publications" and a copy of the paper is available after scrolling to the end.
Zach Besler Successfully defends his MSc thesis Posted 17 Nov 2023

Congratulations Zach on a successful thesis and defence.Date:  2 November 2023 3:00 PM; Chan Gunn Pavilion, seminar room 200Title: Assessing the contributions of visual and motor experience to action prediction skill in baseballThesis Supervisor: Dr. Nicola HodgesCommittee members: Dr. Romeo Chua, Dr. Sean MüllerDefence Chair: Dr. Tania Lam
Outside "magazine" features our work on skill acquisition Posted 07 Nov 2023
An article which was just published in the Jn of Sports Sciences has garnered some attention.
Visit and presentation Daniel Fortin-Guichard Posted 25 Aug 2023
We are very happy to welcome Dr Daniel Fortin-Guichard from the University of Laval to the Motor Skills Lab.WHEN: Monday August 28th; from 12pm (presentation ~12:30pm).Daniel will be talking about some of his recent work on sport skill development in soccer and ice hockey; based on a couple of recent publications:
Collaborative Day at Green College Posted 14 Jul 2023

On Monday June 12th, along with students and other lab personnel, we met to spend the day at Green College to discuss research and generate ideas for future collaborations.SPEAKERS:• Rouwen Canal-Bruland: Inst of Sport Science, U. Jena, Germany.
Motor Skills Lab goes to work at UBC-O in Kelowna Posted 14 Jul 2023

Through funding help from UBC's CRMA (Collaborative Mobility Research Awards), we (Matt, Carrie and Felix) recently visited Dr Sarah Krauetner's lab at the UBC-Okanagan campus. This was our second visit where we learnt about TMS (Transcranial Magnetic stimulation) and hotspotting and discussed various research projects that we have been working on across the NIMBL lab and the Motor Skills Lab.
Welcome to visiting graduate research student Felix Weilharter Posted 14 Jul 2023

It's a great pleasure to have Felix visit us for 3 months in the lab. this summer. He is joining us from the University of Konstanz in Germany where he has been studying sport psychology and ratings of perceived effort associated with various precision judgments of force. We are currently working on developing projects related to action observation and force production as well as implicit biases in sport-related judgement tasks.
Dr Rouwen Canal-Bruland: Visiting International Faculty Researcher. Public talk June 15th Posted 09 Jun 2023