2017 SPIN Summit

The SPort INnovation (SPIN) Summit is Canada’s leading edge symposium for professional development and networking in the areas of applied sport science, sports medicine, and innovation. This annual conference combines experts from around the globe to build knowledge and tools, for future Olympic and Paralympic sport success through technological and scientific research. The 12th annual…

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…

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…

Cool Idea Could Strike Gold

A Kwantlen Polytechnic University product design graduate might be a key to success for Canada’s wheelchair rugby team at the upcoming Paralympic Games. Tsawwassen’s Jaymes Williams and fashion and technology graduate Laura Hutchison from Victoria have been commissioned by the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific to make eight cooling vests for team members to use when…

The Power of Partnerships Prevails: Five Canadian Organizations Join Forces in Support of Applied Sport Science Research

Victoria, BC – Mitacs, Own the Podium, Orpyx Medical Technologies (“Orpyx”), the University of Victoria and the Canadian Sport Institute Pacific have joined forces to provide a new opportunity for applied sport science research. These forward-thinking organizations are collaborating on a project with PhD candidate Samuel Blades from the University of Victoria’s Department of Exercise Science,…