SPIN Summit 2017 - Winners - Cameron Gee & Sam Blades

CSI Pacific Grad Students Win Big at OTP SPIN Summit Young Investigators Awards

Gord Sleivert Young Investigator Award Winners (L to R): CSI Pacific grad student Sam Blades (2nd), Tara Whitten (3rd), Jon Kolb (presenter; Director, Sport Science, Medicine & Innovation, Own the Podium), Cameron Gee (repeat 1st place finish), Anne Merklinger (presenter; CEO, Own The Podium) The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific is extremely pleased to announce that…

Canadian Sport Institute Staff Pacific Staff Run Sodium Bicarbonate Pilot Project

During July, staff at Canadian Sport Institute Pacific’s Victoria campus stepped forward as participants in a pilot project, examining the effect of sodium bicarbonate in athletes. The study was orchestrated locally by Canadian Sport Institute Pacific’s Nutrition Lead Susan Boegman, in collaboration with Jason Siegler from Western Sydney University. The Institute’s Elissa Alairie, Lindsay Jennerich,…

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RBC Training Ground Earns Top Honours at Sponsorship Marketing Awards

The Sponsorship Marketing Council Canada (SMCC) announced the recipients of the 2017 Sponsorship Marketing Awards (SMAs) at the awards ceremony held yesterday in Toronto. The annual awards event honours top tier properties, brands and companies who have positively shifted the landscape of sponsorship marketing through not only meaningful connections with communities across Canada, but also…

Advanced Coaching Diploma

Advanced Coaching Diploma Supporting Athlete Development in BC

VANCOUVER – With support from the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, coaches are taking their education to the next level and are having a positive impact on their athletes’ development. The Advanced Coaching Diploma (ACD) is the pinnacle of a coaches’ education in the National Coaching Certification Program. ACD coaches are recognized as being among the…

International Rivals Band Together To Support Elite Wheelchair Athletes

VANCOUVER – It didn’t take long for Melissa Lacroix to admit her project might be cause for a little patriotic conflict. An Exercise Physiologist at the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific, Lacroix has worked closely with the Canadian Wheelchair Sports Association for the past four years, especially with Canada’s Wheelchair Rugby team, who are often pitted…

Victoria Athletes Take Part in CSI Pacific’s Athlete Advance YYJ

The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific held the first of two Athlete Advance conferences on Saturday, February 11, at their Victoria campus at Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE). The Athlete Advance is designed to help educate and inspire British Columbia’s future and current Olympic, Paralympic, and World Championship athletes in their quest for podium performances.…

CSI Pacific Research Share Day 2017

The Canadian Sport Institute Pacific’s Innovation and Research team hosted the institute’s second annual Research Share Day on Wednesday, January 18. Ten projects were presented by CSI Pacific-supported graduate students and staff. Presentations: Effect of Carbohydrate Mouth Rinse during Prolonged Cycling. By Matt Jensen (MITACS, UVIC, OTP, CSI Pacific project) Design and Analysis in Wheelchair…