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Sports Psychology prof to lead international society

Congratulations to Laurentian Professor Dr. Robert Schinke, Canada Research Chair in Multicultural Sport and Physical Activity, who was elected president of the International Society of Sports Psychology earlier this summer.

At 51, Schinke is the prestigious society’s youngest president, and the first Canadian to occupy the post. In his new role he will lead a worldwide effort to help increase sports psychology capacity in developing countries.

In his current research, Schinke is investigating the sport-related challenges new Canadians experience in the country’s sport system.

Since 2000 he has worked extensively with world champion professional boxers featured on HBO, and is currently preparing the Canadian male and female national boxing and karate teams for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Recently, one of his former Ph.D. students was awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal for her dissertation project and subsequently named the International Society of Sport Psychology's Developing Scholar Award Recipient for 2017.