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Keynotes and Distinguished Lectures

Motor Control and Learning Keynote: Dr. John Kalaska; Université de Montréal; Canada

Title of talk: TBD

Brief Biography: John Kalaska was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario (Go Selkirk Rams!). He received a BSc in Life Sciences (1973) and a PhD in Zoology (specialization in Neurophysiology; 1979) at the University of Toronto. His doctoral thesis was on the reorganization of the primary somatosensory cortex in kittens and adult cats after peripheral nerve injuries. He then did a postdoctoral fellowship with Apostolos Georgopoulos at The Johns Hopkins University (1979-1981), during which they did the first large-scale quantitative study of the neural control mechanisms for reaching movements in the primary motor cortex and parietal cortex of non-human primates. He then received a faculty appointment in the Département de Physiologie (now Département de Neurosciences) of the Université de Montréal in 1982, where he remains to this day.

Sport and Exercise Psychology Keynote: Dr. Ian Graham; University of Ottawa; Canada

Title of talk: TBD

Brief Biography: Ian Graham is a professor in the School of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Ottawa. His research interest and expertise include knowledge translation/mobilization (implementation) science, the role of sex, gender and other intersectional considerations in implementation science; the development, quality and implementation of practice guidelines; mixed and multiple methods, and knowledge synthesis. A core component of his research program focuses on understanding how engaging patients and other stakeholders in the research process (known as integrated knowledge translation or research coproduction) works and the impact it produces. Dr. Graham will be sharing his knowledge translation/implementation expertise with the SCAPPS members in his keynote lecture.

The Wilberg Lecturer: Dr. Luc Tremblay; University of Toronto; Canada

Title of talk: TBD

Brief Biography: Luc completed his undergraduate and master degrees at Université de Montréal, while coaching gymnastics. His M.Sc. thesis was supervised by Dr. Luc Proteau and was related to the use of sensory information as a function of practice. Luc then went to the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University to become their very first Ph.D. recipient, under the supervision of Dr. Digby Elliott. Luc’s Ph.D. dissertation investigated individual differences in visual-vestibular interactions with body tilt, a topic perhaps selected to compensate for the end of his coaching career. Luc took his first academic post at the University of Houston, before taking his current position at the University of Toronto. Luc’s research agenda on the use of multisensory information for the control of voluntary actions has been mainly funded by four NSERC Discovery Grants as well as a Canada Foundation for Innovation Infrastructure grant.

The Carron Lecturer: Dr. Chris Shields; Acadia University; Canada

Title of talk: TBD

Brief Biography: Dr. Chris Shields in a professor in the School of Kinesiology at Acadia University. His research interest and expertise are in exercise psychology, professional-patient interactions, youth sport, and chronic disease management. His work has been implemented by Diabetes Canada including its diabetes education programs. Dr. Shields has been an active member and contributor to SCAPPS throughout his career, including being the President from 2016 to 2018.

Motor Learning & Control Sport & Exercise Psychology
Year Location Wilberg Keynote Carron Keynote
2021 Online Jim Lyons, McMaster Cathy Craig, Ulster, UK Tanya Berry, Alberta Nikos Ntoumanis, Southern Denmark, Denmark
2019 Vancouver Timothy Welsh, Toronto Alan Kingstone, UBC John Spence, Alberta Joan Duda, Birmingham, UK
2018 Toronto Nicola Hodges, UBC Amy Bastian, Johns Hopkins, USA Peter Crocker, UBC Elizabeth Page-Gould, Toronto (Sport)

Simon Bacon, Concordia (Exercise)

2017 St. John’s David Westwood, Dalhousie Richard Carson, Trinity College Dublin, UK Mark Eys, Wilfrid Laurier Catherine Sabiston, Toronto
2016 Waterloo Patti Weir, Windsor Stephen Scott, Queen’s Amy Latimer-Cheung, Queen’s Michael Inzlicht, Toronto (Exercise)

Kate Hays, Wilfrid Laurier (Sport)

2015 Edmonton Romeo Chua, UBC Mel Goodale, Western Nick Holt, Alberta Ryan Rhodes, Victoria
2014 London Heather Carnahan, Memorial Robert Sainburg Diane Mack, Brock Paddy Ekkekakis, Iowa State
2013 Kelowna Luc Proteau, Montreal Scott Frey Lise Gauvin, Montreal Mark Connor, Leeds, UK
2012 Halifax Diane Ste-Marie, Ottawa Eric Roy Wendy Rodgers, Alberta Julian Barling, Queen’s
2011 Winnipeg Tim Lee, McMaster Pierre Jolicoeur Maureen Weiss, Minnesota, USA Paul Estabrooks, Virginia Tech, USA
2010 Ottawa Ian Franks, UBC Marjorie Woollacott, Oregon, USA Kathleen Martin Ginis, McMaster Lise Gauvin, Montreal
2009 Toronto Daniel Weeks, Lethbridge Daniel Wolpert, Columbia, USA Jean Côté, Queen’s Stuart Biddle, Loughborough, UK
2008 Canmore Bob Wilberg, Alberta Jay Pratt, Toronto Bert Carron, UWO Rod Dishman, Georgia, USA

Kerry Courneya, Alberta

2007 Windsor Howie Zelaznik, Purdue, USA Digby Elliott, McMaster Craig Hall, UWO Deb Feltz, Michigan State, USA
2006 Halifax Luc Proteau, Montreal Raymond M. Klein Kevin Spink, Saskatchewan Silken Laumann

Chris Hadfield (shared with CSEP)

2005 St. Catharines Randy Flanagan, Queen’s Charles Shea, Texas A & M, USA Peter Crocker, UBC Ken R. Fox, Bristol, UK
2004 Saskatoon Paul van Donkelaar, UBC Steve Keele Larry Brawley, Waterloo Adrian Bauman, Sydney, Australia
2003 Hamilton David Rosenbaum Leonard H. Epstein, Buffalo, USA
2002 Vancouver
2001 Montreal
2000 Waterloo