Tuesday, June 26, 2012

And the Winners are...

The Impact of Applied Research on Athletic Excellence - High Performance Category is awarded to: 

Dr. Kim Dorsch from the University of Regina for her paper titled "The relationship between the extent and the intensity of stressful experience of Canadian minor hockey officials."

Dr. Dorsch's specialty involves the social psychology of physical activity and health, focused specifically on aspects of sport psychology.  Currently her research is focused on enhancing the performance of officials and on aspects of the physical environment (i.e. the inclusion of body checking) that impact upon young ice hockey athletes' psycho-social perceptions and behaviours.  Congratulations to Dr. Dorsch!
 
The Impact of Sport on the Community - Community Category is awarded to:

Marie-Josée Perrier, M.Sc., from Queen's University for her paper titled, "The Health Action Process Approach and athletic identity predict sport participation among individuals with acquired, physical disabilities."

Marie-Josée is a Kinesiology PhD candidate at Queen's University who holds a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council.  Her background is in Epidemiology and Health Psychology with a strong emphasis on quantitative research methods.  Her doctoral research program addresses inequities in sport participation for individuals with physical disabilities.  Congratulations to Marie-Josée!

The SIRC Research Award recognizes outstanding sport research in Canada.  Acknowledging how sport research benefits the Canadian sporting community is the primary purpose of this award.  

We would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to all of our judges and the following sponsors for their support: CIHR - Institute of Musculoskeletal Health, and Arthritis, EBSCO Host and Coaches of Canada.  If you would like to read the winning papers, they are now available on our website.  Once again, thank you to all who participated. 

1 comment:

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