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At the Sylvan Adams Sports Science Institute (SASSI) we are committed to the advancement of elite sport performance through academic research. Our institute is a world-leading facility that, through its relationships with local and national sport organizations, aims to transfer sport science research findings directly to the athletes, coaches, and support staff for whom it matters most. Situated in the heart of McGill University, SASSI has a unique network of academic research experts in a variety of disciplines. We are also committed to developing the next generation of sport researchers through our annual student fellowship competition, speaking opportunities, and mentorship from our full time SASSI members.

Announcing the Sylvan Adams Sports Science Institute at McGill, marking the largest donation to a Faculty of Education across Canada!



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Our Team

The SASSI research team is made up of experts in a variety of disciplines throughout McGill University. This network of professionals works together to create a holistic view of sport science.

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The foundation of SASSI McGill is sport research. We are committed to working with coaches, athletes and staff to better understand the science behind sport and to improve human performance. 

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SASSI plans to host a number of events including symposia, lecture series, and roundtable discussions with other sport experts. Event announcements, conference schedules, presenter bios, participant registration forms, and further information will be housed on our Events page. Check back for event news!

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Student Opportunities 

Education is at the core of the Sylvan Adams Sports Science Institute's mission. Students are given a variety of opportunities to advance their sport science education including speaking engagements, fellowships, and research mentorship.

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