Section Newsletter: Perseverance


Conference Edition

Dear Sport & Exercise Psychology Members,

This Canadian Psychological Association’s 77th Annual Convention is upon us! We send this brief bulletin to update you on the events that our Section is hosting throughout the conference June 8-11, 2016 at the Fairmont Empress Hotel and Victoria Conference Centre in Victoria, British Columbia.

The Sport & Exercise Psychology Section has many exciting presentations and events scheduled, ranging from workshops to posters to networking opportunities. We hope you can make some or all of them while meeting many others with similar interests! The following schedule details have been confirmed and a complete schedule can be viewed online:

Here is a list of Sport Psychology events with times and dates:

  • Presentations:
    • Workshops: Wednesday June 8th, 9:00am – 5:00pm in the Oak Bay 2 Room Victoria Conference Center – Level 2 (Pre-convention Day; 5.5 CE credits)- Title: From Youth Sport Participants to Olympians: Tools, Tips, And Strategies for Professionals Interested in Direct or Related Practice in Sport & Exercise Psychology. *It’s not too late to register online or at the conference:
    • Conversation Session: Saturday June 11th, 10:30 – 11:30am in the Crystal Ballroom Fairmont Empress (Round-Table Session #2, Table 9). Title: Examining the Climate of Competitive Sport: The Impact of Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Athletic Identity on Athlete Mental Health.
    • Posters: Friday June 10th, 1:45-3:15pm in Carson Hall Salon B Victoria Conference Centre – Level 2 (Poster Session E; prior to our Section’s Invited Speaker & AGM).
    Click here to see all of the Sport & Excercise Psychology sponsored sessions.
  • CPA-Section Co-sponsored Invited Speaker: Friday June 10th, 4:00pm – 5:00pm in the Salon Balmoral Room Fairmont Empress Lower Level. Title: Passion in Sport & Exercise: Theory & Research.
  • Section Business Meeting: Friday June 10th, 5:00pm – 6:00pm in Salon Balmoral Room Fairmont Empress Lower Level (Right after the Invited Speaker). Elected Nominees will be announced. If you are interested in a vacant position, please email the executive by Friday morning and/or express your interest at the AGM.
  • Sport & Exercise Section Social: Friday June 10th, 8:00pm and On at the Irish Times Pub - 1200 Government Street (after our AGM). In addition to the CPA sponsored events on Wednesday and Thursday, Section members are invited to meet and mingle with your fellow Sport & Exercise member, presenters, committee members, executive, and colleagues at this informal gathering on Friday evening!

    As our year comes to an end, we would like to thank the many members who helped out in many ways throughout the year! We apologize for the delay in distributing our first official newsletter but this developed into a bigger enterprise than expected and we hope to have it out soon. However, our new communication systems are evolving, Factsheets have been developed or are in the process of being developed related to concussions and physical activity (, we’ve gradually updated webpages to current years, one of our first practice spotlights was posted this past April (see online:, and we’ve engaged in the beginning steps for a special edition in the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, among some other initiatives. We’ve enjoyed reconnecting with past and present members this year and hope to continue bringing psychology into sport and exercise for years to come.

    The Sport & Exercise Psychology Section



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