Congratulations Rachel Van Woezik

Congratulations to NORTH PA lab member Rachel Van Woezik for successfully defending her MSc thesis, titled “Real versus ideal: Toward a deeper understanding of how coaches gain knowledge”. Your passion and dedication are heartening, Rachel. Best of luck on your next chapter!


Rachel Van Woezik thesis defence

MSc Kinesiology Student Successfully Defends Thesis!

Congratulations to MSc Kin student, Alanna Shwed on successfully defending her thesis on July 30th, 2020.

Alanna’s presentation was titled, “Is Sport No Longer Enough? The Impact of Food Rewards on Children’s Motivation to Participate in Sport.”

Alanna’s dedication and commitment to research is evident as she plans to begin her PhD at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan! 

Best of luck Alanna and congratulations!


NORTH PA is thrilled to unveil their NEW LAB LOGO! 

In order to reflect the growth of the lab since opening its doors in 2016, the team has dedicated its time to creating a logo that symbolizes their core values in advancing research in a variety of areas including physical activity, healthy active living, sport psychology, and health promotion.

Check out our new look!



For more lab updates and upcoming research, visit our additional social media pages :

Facebook : @thenorthpalab

Twitter : @theNORTHPA

Thank you Dr. Colin McLaren!

On Tuesday, March 10th 2020, Dr. Colin McLaren facilitated a discussion for the MSc Kin Graduate seminar titled, “Using Social Network Analysis to Better Understand Group Processes in Sport.” Dr. McLaren discussed the impact of athlete interactions in sport and the influence on team dynamics and athletes’ perceptions. 

For more information on Dr. Colin McLaren, please click here.

Survey: Parent Perceptions of 24 Hour Movement Behaviours


If you have a child aged 5-13, please consider taking part in this survey to help us improve how we communicate with parents about their children’s health behaviours. Click the link below to share your thoughts about children’s physical activity and sleep habits in a 15-minute survey. You can enter to WIN 1 OF 4 $50 GIFT CARDS! 

Survey: Parent Perceptions of 24 Hour Movement Behaviours


Welcome Dr. Heather Gainforth

On Friday, November 29th, special guest Dr. Heather Gainforth spoke to Nipissing University’s MSc Kin students on her experience with Research with Impact: Advancing the Science and Practice of Knowledge Translation.

Dr. Gainforth challenged our students to identify areas where they use KT in their research and how those practices can be applied in the real world. 

Thank you Dr. Gainforth!

For more information on Dr. Gainforth’s visit to Nipissing University, click here.


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