Our research team consists of a group of energetic individuals with diverse sport backgrounds who come together with a common interest for research and applied sport psychology. In collaboration with Dr. Gordon Bloom, the team conducts innovative research that contributes to the advancement of the field. This is achieved by members collaborating within a supportive environment to maximize each and everyone’s individual strengths. A combination of passion, teamwork, and a growth mindset are the keys for meeting high standards on a daily basis. It is inspiring to be a part of a group of qualified and hardworking individuals who are committed to contributing to a culture of excellence.
June 16, 2021
Liam Heelis (MA, 2017) has been hired as an assistant coach with the Halifax Mooseheads in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
May 28, 2021
David Urquhart (MA, 2019) has been appointed as the head coach of the McGill men's hockey team.
May 26, 2021
Alex Cai, research assistant in the sport psychology lab, has qualified to represent Canada in Men's Foil at the Tokyo Olympics.
May 27, 2020
After having been appointed as the interim head coach of the McGill University men's hockey team in September, 2019, Liam Heelis (MA, 2017) has signed a one-year contract extension, which will allow him to continue to serve as interim head coach.
May 19, 2020
Lab alumna Charline Labonté (MA, 2015), along with two other McGill grads (Kim St-Pierre and Catherine Ward) were named by TSN as part of their "All-Time Team Canada" women's roster, thereby recognizing them among all-time Team Canada greats.
October 23, 2019
Charline Labonté (MA, 2015) is inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame along with the rest of the Women's Vancouver 2010 hockey team after winning a gold medal on home ice. Also featured in this photo is Gillian Ferrari (MA, 2014), who was a member of the gold medal winning team in 2006.
February 28, 2019
Marc Cormier (MA, 2011) received funding from the National Collegiate Athletic Association to research psychological well-being and mental health in college athletes. He is featured here giving a talk to the University of Kentucky Women's Volleyball team.
January 28, 2019
The University of Lethbridge held a discussion about the psychological impact of concussions, which featured Scott Rathwell (MA, 2012) and Jeff Caron (PhD, 2016). "There’s some great work going on in the physiological realm of things, but we have not put the same emphasis on the psychological aspect of recovery. We know from previous research outside of concussions that the psychological impact of injury has a major effect on our athletes.”
November 21, 2018
Chantal Vallée (MA, 2002), one of all-time winningest coaches in U Sports Basketball, is announced as the first-ever women to act as both head coach and general manager of a professional men's team.
October 11, 2018
David Urquhart (MA, 2019) is inducted into the McGill Sports hall due to his decorated career as a McGill athlete and student.
September 12, 2018
William Falcão (PhD, 2018) (pictured on bottom row, second from left) partnered with an organization called "Pour 3 Points" for his doctoral research. The organization is featured in LaPresse for their work developing coaches into mentors for youth.
Lea-Cathrin Dohme (PostDoc, 2018) is hired as a Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University in the Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences.
August 27, 2018
David Urquhart (MA, 2019) is hired as an assistant coach with the San Diego Gulls, the American Hockey League affiliate team of the Anaheim Ducks.
Jeff Caron (PhD, 2016) is hired as a "professeur adjoint" at l'Universite de Montreal in the Faculté de médecine - École de kinésiologie et des sciences de l'activité physique.
March 14, 2018
Charles-Antoine Sinotte (MA, 2014) will be hosting a new morning talk show on TVA Sports.
February 9, 2018
Jon Stein (MA, 2009) and his students at Willingdon Elementary School hosted their own 2018 Winter Olympic Games opening ceremony to learn more about the Olympics. Jon said of his program "Team work, understanding cultures, working together, doing your best, perseverance, determination - all of those thing, we try to emphasize in our program".
Scott Rathwell (MA, 2012) is hired as a an "assistant professor" at the University of Lethbridge in the department of Kinesiology & Physical Education.
Marc Cormier (MA, 2011) is appointed as the "Director" for the Sport and Exercise Psychology Graduate Program at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion.
April 4, 2014
Daphnée André-Morin (MA, 2016) received the Dr. Mac Teskey Trophy, presented to an individual who has overcome significant adversity to serve as an inspiration to others.
October 29, 2008
Jeff Caron (PhD, 2014) is featured here with Ken Dryden (Hall of fame goaltender, Montreal Canadian's 1970-77), while presenting his work on NHL players’ experiences with career ending concussions at a concussion seminar in Zurich, Switzerland.