for Psychomotor Learning
and Sport Psychology
for Psychomotor Learning
and Sport Psychology
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.
In fulfilling its objectives, the Society engages in three main activities. These are:
- An annual conference at which scholars are invited to present their research.
- The Franklin Henry Young Scientist Award (under review) which is presented at the annual conference to an outstanding trainee scholar.
- An annual general meeting (AGM) where SCAPPS members are informed about executive actions, reports, and recommendations, and are provided with an opportunity to vote on motions pertaining to SCAPPS business. Regular email communications also inform members about the society’s activities.
SCAPPS has as its main objectives the following:
- To promote the study of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Motor Control, Motor Learning, and Motor Development in Canada.
- To encourage the exchange of views and scientific information in the fields related to psychomotor learning and sport psychology.
Membership in the Society is maintained on an annual basis. The following are the main membership categories:
- Professional Member: Professional membership is for individuals who are engaged in the study, the practice, or the marketing of psychomotor learning, motor control, motor development or sport psychology but are not currently enrolled in training related to the field. Academic faculty and other professional fall into this category.
- Trainee Member: Trainee membership is for individuals who are enrolled or in training full or part time at a recognized university in a program of study in psychomotor learning, motor control, motor development, or sport / exercise psychology. Current undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows fall into this category.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Society, please visit the Become a Member page.
|1969-1970||Robert Wilberg (unofficial)|
Fellows are members of the Society who have made a distinguished contribution to the advancement of the fields of psychomotor learning and sport psychology or who have given exceptional service to this Society.
Effective January 1, 2004 SCAPPS adopt the following selection criteria for ‘Fellow’ status.
Only 10% of active professional members may hold ‘Fellow’ status.
- Demonstrates high standards of professional development by contributing directly to SCAPPS as evidenced by presentations at annual conferences, organizing of SCAPPS conferences, and membership on SCAPPS executive.
- 20 years post-doctorate or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited institution.
- Cumulative SCAPPS membership of 15 years. Made significant contributions to the scientific body of knowledge related to SCAPPS.
- Receive approval by 5/6 vote of Executive.
Current CV of the nominee and two letters of reference from professional members of SCAPPS should be forwarded, by September 1, 2023, to the SCAPPS executive care of the active president (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Current and Past Fellows
Diane Ste. Marie
This award recognizes scholarly research of SCAPPS’ trainee members. This recognition will be evidenced by scholarly contributions to date (detailed in a CV) and the quality of thesis-related research as judged by one exemplar of this work (i.e., new, submitted, or recently published). Awardees are expected to attend the SCAPPS conference and present the data from the submitted paper or an overview of their thesis work related to the submitted paper. The presentation must be novel and not solely based on data presented previously at a conference venue.
- The applicant must be the principal author of the scholarly paper submitted for the award, which shows evidence of scholarly work representative of the trainee’s thesis.
- The applicant must have been a student at the time that the research for the submitted scholarly paper was completed.
- The applicant must have been registered as a student within the 12 months before the application date of the Franklin Henry Young Scientist Award.
- The applicant must be a SCAPPS member at the time of application submission.
- The applicant must not have been a previous recipient of the Franklin Henry Young Scientist Award.
- All application materials must be submitted by the deadline.
Up to three (3) awards are available for each given year. One award is possible in each of the areas of: (1) Sport Psychology, (2) Exercise and Health Psychology, and (3) Motor Learning/Control. Applicants are required to submit via their preferred portal, but the award adjudicators may choose to move the application to another area if deemed appropriate after consultation.
Each award consists of:
- One registration at the current SCAPPS conference.
- One SCAPPS membership for the year following the receipt of the award.
- One financial award of up to $500 CAD to offset costs (travel, accommodation, and/or registration) incurred when the awardee attends a relevant academic conference*
*Notes: 1) the award recipient will receive the funds following submission of original receipts to the SCAPPS Treasurer; 2) the travel must occur within a 1-year period after the awardee receives the award and can include the SCAPPS conference for the year following the receipt of the award.
The application must include the following:
- One brief cover letter indicating (i) materials submitted, (ii) the current professional status of the applicant (iii) a brief chronological history of student status, and (iv) details regarding the submitted paper including: the relationship of the submitted paper to the student’s overall thesis and the state of submission regarding the submitted paper. With respect to the latter this includes the journal title of any intended or submitted work. Eligible papers can have been published up to 12 months preceding the Franklin Henry Young Scientist Award application deadline (so papers published in the last calendar year are eligible for consideration for the Franklin Henry Young Scientist Award).
- One curriculum vitae. The CV should conform to the five headings below:
- Demographic information pertaining to post-secondary education, including dates and supervisor name.
- Any awards (related to education and research) related to graduate study.
- Publications (including submitted and in-press) along with indications of contribution to the paper (i.e., whether this was part of your PhD, Masters, or other RA work). This information is especially important on multi-authored papers.
- Conference presentations.
- Other relevant research and/or extracurricular activities (e.g., visiting researcher, organizer of conference workshops, knowledge translation activities, USport athlete, volunteer or clinical experience).
- One copy of the scholarly paper. The page limit for the submitted scholarly paper is 25 double spaced pages excluding tables, figures, and references. (Note: manuscripts that have been submitted or accepted for publication at the time of award submission which fit outside of this 25 page limit will be permitted). Preferably, the paper will follow APA guidelines (7th edition), although for published/submitted work, adherence to journal guidelines will be accepted. All submissions should include an abstract (max 300 words). The submitted paper must be part of the student’s thesis and representative of current work (i.e., either not published or if published, published in the year preceding the application for the YSA).
- Data previously presented or submitted to a journal can be used in the scholarly paper.
- Papers that do not adhere to the submission criteria will not be reviewed.
For the 2023 competition, please upload a single PDF file containing all application materials to the appropriate portal: (1) Sport Psychology; (2) Exercise and Health Psychology; or (3) Motor Learning/Control. You can only submit to one of these three areas. Applicants will be notified of decisions by June 17, 2023. Applicants not chosen for the award are encouraged to resubmit their abstracts as part of the regular conference program. For questions, please contact the Director of Sport and Exercise Psychology (Dr. Jessica Fraser-Thomas; email@example.com) or the Director of Motor Learning and Control (Dr. Heather Neyedli; firstname.lastname@example.org).
The award will be judged both on the student’s CV (50%) and the quality of the submitted paper (50%) as evidence of thesis-related work.
The reviewers will be considering the quality of the submitted Scholarly Paper based on the following criteria:
- Scientific/methodological rigor (e.g., strong design, appropriate to the research question addressed, appropriate sample size).
- Innovative/originality (e.g., uses a new methodology, has novel implications, focuses on an underserved population, poses an original research question).
- Scientific merit/contribution (e.g., provides insight into conceptualization of theory or construct, advances understanding, clear potential application).
- Clarity of presentation (e.g., well-written, grammatically correct).
The Curriculum Vitae will be judged on impact of work and scholarly promise as evidenced by the following:
- Journal publications (quantity, quality, and contribution).
- Academic awards.
- Conference participation (quantity, diversity, and leadership roles).
- Any other relevant information pertaining to research-relevant training and excellence.
|2021||Raphaël Hamel||Zoë Poucher||‐|
|2020||Jeemin Kim||Tristan Loria||Maxine Myre|
|2019||Amanda Wurz||Gerome Manson||Kelsey Kendellen|
|2018||Veronica Allan||April Karlinsky||Eva Pila|
|2017||Erica Bennett||April Karlinsky||Celina Shirazipour|
|2016||Sara Scharoun||Eun-Young Lee||Alex Benson|
|2015||Ben Sylvester||Jarrod Blinch||‐|
|2014||Justine Dowd||Michael Carter||‐|
|2013||Heather Gainforth||Jeff Weiler||‐|
|2012||Marie-Josée Perrier||Christopher Cowper-Smith||‐|
|2010||Dany MacDonald||Dana Maslovat||‐|
|2009||Kristina A. Neely||Kim Shapcott||‐|
|2008||Kelly Arbour||Anthony Carlsen||‐|
|2007||Jessica Fraser||Erin Cressman||‐|
|2006||Meghan McDonough||Olav Krigolson||‐|
|2005||Catherine Sabiston||Flavio Oliveira||‐|
|2004||Phil Wilson||Quincy Almeida||‐|
|2003||Patrick Gaudreau||Timothy Welsh||‐|
|2002||Amy Latimer||Luc Tremblay||‐|
|2001||Adam Dubrowski||Shannon Clark||‐|
|1998||Tim McGarry||Natalie Durand Bush||‐|
|1997||Thana Hodge||Sandra Moritz||‐|
|1996||Andrew Reed||Heather Hausenblas||‐|
|1995||Shannon Robertson||Kathleen Martin||‐|
|1994||Therese Brisson||Ann-Marie O’Halloran||‐|
|1993||Yannick Blandin||John Spence||‐|
|1992||Paul Van Donkelaar||Romeo Chua||Kerry Courneya|
|1991||Patti Weir||Wendy Rodgers||‐|
|1989||Richard Carson||Dave Robinson||‐|
|1988||Heather Carnahan||Adrian Taylor||‐|
|1986||Tina Gabriele||John Durkin||‐|
|1984||Lise Gauvin||David Lacombe||‐|
|1980||Tim Lee||Kevin Spink||‐|
The SCAPPS conference has been an outstanding knowledge dissemination forum since 1969. More importantly, SCAPPS has showcased Franklin Henry Young Scientist Award winners, who are outstanding research trainees. Many more outstanding trainees have benefited from the rich scholarly environment provided by the SCAPPS conference. These outstanding students have been trained by excellent mentors and supervisors. As a result, the SCAPPS Executive would like to recognize faculty members, who have provided their students with exceptionally good supervision and mentoring. These supervisors and mentors may have positively influenced their trainees through research training and/ or other efforts that enhanced the career paths of the trainees. As a result, the trainees are moving onto a productive career and exhibiting high quality work. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding supervisors and mentors who have helped SCAPPS trainees develop. The number of faculty members to be recognized each year should be equal to or less than 2.5% of the number of Professional SCAPPS members on that given year. A Professional SCAPPS member can only receive the award once and must be present at the Annual General Meeting to formally receive the award.
The process to nominate a supervisor/ mentor requires filling a nomination ballot (see attached) accompanied by two (2) support letters from former trainees. The nominee must accept the nomination, provide a short CV that includes a list of trainees (including details regarding SCAPPS presentation), register for the conference, and attend the conference, including the Annual General Meeting. The nomination package should be sent to the SCAPPS Past-President at least 6 weeks before the first day of the annual conference.. The Past-President will ask at least two (2) reviewers to assess the applications and adjudicate the appropriate number of awards.
Each SCAPPS Graduate Supervisor Award will include a plaque/ certificate as well as a formal letter of recognition. The SCAPPS Graduate Supervisor Awards will be made public at the Annual General Meeting.
Click here to download the nomination form.
|2019||Ian Franks||Kathleen Martin Ginis|