News and events

SCAPPS conference, Oct 15th-17th in Edmonton Posted 22 Sep 2015
The Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS) had its beginnings in Edmonton in 1969 as a meeting of scholars, both faculty and graduate students, interested in research in psychomotor learning and sport psychology. It was founded as a society in Banff, Alberta, in 1977.Please see the SCAPPS website for more information.
April Karlinsky advances to candidacy Posted 16 Jun 2015
Congratualtions April. Thesis title: Motor Learning through a social lens
Professor Mark Williams and students to visit Lab in June Posted 14 May 2015
Mark Williams will be visiting us in the Motor Skills Lab June 8th and 9th. If you would like to arrange a meeting please let me know.
Dr Tim Welsh to vist from U. of Toronto; Seminar Wed 18th at 1pm Posted 22 Jan 2015
Tim will be visiting the School and the lab Wednesday and Thursday March 18th and 19th. He is the invited Kinesiology seminar speaker: Wed March 18th, 1pm -2:30pm in the Michael Smith Building, MSL Lecture Hall, rm 102 (lunch available from 12:30pm).  
SCAPPS conference and UOIT ROSE (Research on Sport Expertise) meeting Posted 26 Sep 2014
SCAPPS 2014 Annual Conference, Hilton Hotel and Resorts, London Ontario, October 16-18for details see The first ROSE meeting will be held at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (hosted by Dr Nick Wattie, Joe Baker and Joerg Schorer) on Monday October 19th.
Nicole Ong advances to PhD candidacy, Congratulations! Posted 18 Jul 2014
Title: Perceptions of performance success and motor learning Thesis supervisor: Dr. Nicola Hodges; Committee members:Dr. Romeo Chua & Dr. Lara Boyd The study of errors in motor learning has mostly been considered with respect to information-processing theories. Though acknowledged to play a role in motor performance and learning, motivation was thought to mainly exert temporary energizing effects on performance. More recently, motivational-related factors have been shown to impact motor learning (and memory
Lab BBQ, July 5th 2014 Posted 25 Jun 2014
A chance to celebrate the summer, welcome new students and sadly say goodbye to our post-doc, Keith Lohse, who is off to U. Alabama mid July. Thanks Keith - we'll miss you! 
Tom successfully earns his MKIN Posted 14 May 2014
Congratulations Tom! He successfully presented and defended his Masters of Kinesiology major paper entitled: "Constraints manipulation in Parkour". Tom started as a MSc student in 2011, where he studied how observational practice influences what people think they can do, and how. The paper based on this empirical work is currently in review with Psychological Research "Probing how we learn and what we think we learn from observational practice of a novel action". Tom's passion since coming to Vancouver from Florida has always been with Parkour.
Dr Joern Munzert visit (Oct 20-25th, 2013) Posted 26 Sep 2013
Dr Joern Munzert from the University of Giessen will be visiting the Motor Skills Lab and UBC from Monday Oct 20th-Firday October 25th. He will be giving a presentation in room 100, WMG on Wednesday Oct 23rd on neurophysiology, action simulation and observation and imagery. This will be from 12-30pm to 2pm, all are welcome, a light lunch and refreshments will be provided. If you would like to make an apt. to meet with Dr Munzert, please send me an email. Selected publications:
Feathers' Project promotional video Posted 26 Sep 2013
Keith describes, along with other collaborators in Physical Therapy and Engineering, how gaming and social media are being used to aid recovery in people with hemiplegia. Click on the Feathers' video link to hear more.