CSI Pacific Research Day 2019

VICTORIA, BC – With the goal of putting some of the world’s leading minds in sport science together in one room, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (CSI Pacific) hosted their fourth annual Research Sharing Day on January 29th at their Victoria campus.

With presentations made on a wide variety of topics, the research presented on Research Day is shared in a multisport and interdisciplinary manner by CSI Pacific staff so that it will benefit an even larger number of Canada’s current and future Olympians and Paralympians.

“Research sharing day gives CSI Pacific staff and collaborators a chance to connect on all of the great projects that we pursue in order to help our sport partners achieve improved performance,” says Marc Klimstra, CSI Pacific’s Lead, Innovation & Research. “The presentations this year were exceptional and highlight an outstanding culture of innovation and research.”

This year, presentations were made by CSI Pacific staff and external partners alike, including experts from University of Victoria, UBC, Simon Fraser University and International Collaboration On Repair Discoveries (ICORD).  Research focused on numerous disciplines and for multiple National Sport Organization (NSO) partners, including Canada Snowboard, Rowing Canada, Athletics Canada, Wheelchair Rugby Canada, Swimming Canada and more.

Topics and presenters for Research Day 2019 were:

  • “Using Mobile EEG to Assess Brain Health and Performance”
    – Olav Krigolson
  • “Exploring New Frontiers in CSI Pacific Mental Performance Service Delivery: Integrating Bioneurofeedback Tools into applied science and practice.”
    – Dr. Sharleen Hoar (CSI Pacific Lead, Mental Performance), Danelle Kabush (CSI Pacific Mental Performance Consultant) and Mary Claire Geneau
  • “Masters and Servants; how the preparation framework serves the performance model in slopestyle snowboarding”
    – Dr. Jeremy Sheppard (CSI Pacific Director, Performance Solutions)
  • “Developments in Field based Force Velocity Profiling”
    – Dana Agar-Newman (CSI Pacific co-Lead, Strength & Conditioning)
  • “Respiratory Muscle Training in Wheelchair Rugby Athletes with Cervical Spinal Cord Injury”
    – Chris West
  • “Reflections from the 68,000km PhD: With insights into environmental & 2-10 minute performance questions ahead of Tokyo”
    – Dr. Gareth Sandford (CSI Pacific post-doc student)
  • “Investigating How Athletes Get the Most From Their Training”
    – Dr. Sharleen Hoar Hoar (CSI Pacific Lead, Mental Performance), Bradley Young, Joseph Baker, and Lindsay McCardle
  • “Finding Our Niche in Sports Data Analytics Research, Education, and Application”
    – Dave Clarke

The researched is shared among CSI Pacific’s more than 50 sport science and sport medicine experts and will be used to help Canada’s athletes continue their strong performances on the world’s biggest stages.


About Canadian Sport Institute Pacific: Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence.

Offering world-class Olympic and Paralympic training environments in Vancouver, Whistler and Victoria, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific (www.csipacific.ca) is committed to Powering Performance. Inspiring Excellence. Working with national sport organizations and fuelled by our national and provincial partners such as Sport Canada, viaSport, Own the Podium, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaches Association of Canada, we are driven by our mantra to Collaborate. Serve. Innovate.

Our team of sport science, sport medicine, coaching & life services experts provide leading-edge programs and services to athletes and coaches to ensure they have every advantage to win medals for Canada.

For more info contact:

Noah Wheelock
Manager, Communications & I.T.
Canadian Sport Institute Pacific