Connecting theory and practice, host Mike Jorgensen uses the athletic experience as a platform to explore current topics in sport science.
Ep.13: Uncovering Valuable Data in the Pursuit of Evaluation
Maji Shaikh is a doctoral candidate in the School of Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa. His primary area of research is in exploring positive youth development through sport and recreation. His expertise lies in trauma-sensitive practices, program evaluation, and knowledge translation within the sport context. In this episode, Maji joins Mike to discuss...
Episode 12: Developing Psychological and Life Skills in Athletes
Kurtis is a Ph.D. candidate and assistant football coach at the University of Alberta. He previously worked with the Edmonton Canadian Football League team in mental skills and sport science. In this episode, he joins Mike to discuss his research in the area of mental health, coaching, and knowledge translation (making research accessible). Kurtis has...
Ep.11: Flag Rugby & Grassroots Sports Initiatives
Caleb Smith is an elementary school teacher in Niagara Falls and has been instrumental in the development and growth of youth flag rugby in Canada. He helped develop the first intermediate elementary school flag rugby league in North America in 2004 and junior elementary school flag rugby league in North America in 2011. Smith has...
Ep.10: Elite ParaSport and Advocacy
Christina Picton is an elite Para-Athlete that has been involved in Para Ice Hockey since 2004, playing at the local, provincial and national levels. She is currently the captain of the Canadian Women’s National Para Ice Hockey Team, was the first female sledge hockey player in Canada to try out for Hockey Canada’s Senior (Men’s)...
Ep.9: Transitioning to Pro Rugby
Andrew “Q” Quattrin joins Mike to talk about his experience transitioning to professional rugby. He currently plays for the Toronto Arrows (MLR) and recently represented Team Canada at the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Mike and Q discuss the mindset he had during his university rugby career as he set his sights on professional rugby and...
Ep.8: ParaSport, Covid-19, and Tokyo 2020
After a series of knee injuries left her unable to continue to play stand-up sports, Danielle DuPlessis turned to ParaSport (wheelchair basketball) and quickly rose to the national team level. She was selected to the women’s national team in 2019 and participated in international tournaments in the United States, Germany, France, and Japan. Her rookie...
Very knowledgeable, very informative podcast, would recommend to anyone in the sports science world.