News and events

Congratualtions on your successful PhD defence Desmond Mulligan Posted 02 Mar 2016
April 1st, 2016 at 12:30pm. Room to be announced (provisionally rm 203, Grad Student Centre), stay tuned.Title: EVIDENCE FOR THE NEUROMOTOR SIMULATION HYPOTHESIS IN ACTION PREDICTION Committee: Drs Romeo Chua and Todd HandyUBC examiners: Drs Alan Kingston and Miriam SperingExternal examiner: Dr Robin Jackson (U Loughorough, UK/formerly at Brunel Uni)
Upcoming Sport Expertise Event_Montreal_June15th Posted 19 Jan 2016
Seeing the forest and the trees: Theoretical and practical issues in sport expertise
Our lab. research cited on podcast Posted 19 Jan 2016
Rob Gray from Arizona State University has started an excellent podcast. This is a fantastic resource for motor learning geeks (like us), as well as coaches, sport scientists and general motor control /experimental psychologists with an interest in perception, action and its application.
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!