News and events

"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

NASPSPA workshop Psychology of High Quality Coaching: Translating Research into Practice Posted 05 Jun 2023
Along with organizers, Drs Harjiv Singh (Orlando Magic Basketball) and David Anderson (San Francisco State University), I was fortunate to be part of a committee that organized the post-conference, one day workshop for NASPSPA 2023 in Toronto. This was a workshop designed to address issues concerning translation of research into practice with respect to high quality coaching.For details of the event and NASPSPA conference June 2023:
FIFA publish "training centre" video and interview Posted 04 May 2023

FIFA have been developing a series of "Science Explained" videos for practitioners and I was recently invited to give one on the topic of deliberate practice.