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Left: Bryan McLaughlin, Faculty of Health Sciences (FHSc) PhD candidate, and Garrett Blakey, FHSc PhD candidate, presented their research at the SPIN Summit in Vancouver, B.C.

Ontario Tech University PhD candidates advancing talent identification and mental performance research in sports

New research at Ontario Tech University has the potential to improve the way Canada’s top athletes are identified, selected, and supported to help them achieve their highest potential. Faculty of Health Sciences (FHSc) PhD candidates Garrett Blakey and Bryan McLaughlin are leading innovative research in the fields of talent identification and mental-performance consulting that could improve sports organization practices and advance the playing field for elite athletes.

From left: John Henry, Durham Regional Chair; Don Lovisa, President, Durham College; Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University; Karim Mamdani, President and CEO, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences; and Warren Anderson (Roger Anderson’s son).

Roger Anderson’s legacy lives on with Regional Chair’s Classic

This year’s event raised $290,000 for students in financial need at Durham College and Ontario Tech University. Funds will also go towards youth programs at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. Thanks to the generosity of participants and supporters, the event has raised over $7.2 million since the Classic first began.

Left: Ontario Tech University graduate Dr. Emily Bremer is now a faculty member at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Right: Convocation 2014 at Ontario Tech with her Faculty of Health Sciences master's degree supervisor, Dr. Meghann Lloyd.

Double Ontario Tech grad now a Canada Research Chair at Acadia University

One of Ontario Tech University’s earliest students is now a member of a elite group of Canadian researchers. On January 12, Dr. Emily Bremer became one of the newest academics across the country to be appointed a Canada Research Chair (CRC), designated with the portfolio of Healthy Inclusive Communities.

ACE in the race: Ontario Tech announces partnership with FEL Motorsports

Through the Automotive Centre of Excellence, Ontario Tech is a major sponsor of the FEL Cup Canada (FCC) presented by Michelin for Radical racecars. ACE will also play a role in the FEL Sports Car Championship Canada by offering R&D vehicle-testing time for the series champions in its renowned Climatic Wind Tunnel.

From left: Ontario Tech's Scott Barker, Director, Athletics, with university mascot Hunter the Ridgeback and Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor.

Ontario Tech President appointed to U SPORTS Board of Directors

Dr. Steven Murphy, Ontario Tech’s University's President and Vice-Chancellor, has been involved with return to sport at the provincial level, and he’ll now add the national university sport profile to his priorities. Dr. Murphy has joined the U SPORTS Board of Directors as the representative for Ontario University Athletics (OUA). He has served as OUA Vice-Chair since November 2020.

In retrospect: Ontario Tech University in 2020

As Ontario Tech positions itself for the promise of new opportunities and innovative approaches in post-secondary education, and in the discovery and application of knowledge in 2021, the university reflects on moments and milestones from the past year.