KINect Research Week 2021

KINect Research Week was established to profile Kinesiology as an academic field of study at the University of Winnipeg and to highlight the broad spectrum of research conducted by individuals associated with the field of Kinesiology.

National Keynote Speaker I

Dr. Andrew FriesenDr. Andrew Friesen, Pennsylvania State University, Berks Campus Reading, PA, USA

Dr. Andrew Friesen is an Assistant Professor at The Pennsylvania State University. His current research interests include emotion regulation, and professional practice in applied sports psychology. He was a member of the Emotion Regulation of Others and Self (EROS) research group in England. Dr. Friesen is also an applied sports psychology practitioner having worked with professional and amateur elite athletes for over 15 years. He is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Presentation: Emotion Regulation of Others and Self in Sport

National Keynote Speaker II

Dr. Guylaine DemersDr. Guylaine Demers, l'Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada

Full professor at Laval University, Guylaine Demers has promoted gender equality in sport for most of her life. Over the years, she has become the go-to leader, researcher and advocate on issues of women’s education and gender equity in Quebec and Canadian sport. Dr. Demers is a recipient of the IOC Women and sport award for the Americas that acknowledge her tremendous contribution to the advancement of women in sport.  She continues to facilitate pan-canadian solutions for building a more inclusive sport culture. Her most recent achievement was being awarded the first Gender+ Equity in Sport in Canada Research Hub following a national competition. She is now one of the Hub’s co-directors. 

Laird Lecture Series

Presentation: Transformational Change: Creating a New Culture of Sport Coaching

Department of Kinesiology and Applied Health - Faculty Presentations

Dr. Yannick Molgat-Seon
Predictors of expiratory flow limitation during exercise in health females and males

Dr. Natalie Richer
The effect of attentional focus on balance and the aging brain

Dr. Robert Pryce
Patient-handling injuries in an urban EMS service: influence of power-stretchers, demographics and seasonal factors

Gerren McDonald
Physiological responses of middle-age and older adults with cardiovascular disease exercising in the cold: A systematic scoping review

Dr. Harry Liu
An investigation of skill, tactical knowledge and game performance transfer in badminton - a pickleball perspective

Dr. Aman Hussain
The workplace experiences of firefighters and paramedics in Winnipeg during COVID-19