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ACA Coach Webinar Series 2021 - 2022 Season - Coaching the Female Athlete


Oct 20, 2021 01:25 PM

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Diane M. Culver, Ph.D.. CSPA/ACPS
Associate Professor - School of Human Kinetics @University of Ottawa
Diane is an associate professor in the School of Human Kinetics. With a Ph.D. in Education her domain is sport pedagogy and psychology. Her research interests are in the area of (1) coach development, (2) social learning theory, and (3) qualitative research methods. Using social learning theory (e.g., the concept of communities of practice) Diane’s research with sport organisations. Her work as a social learning researcher and leader is underpinned by a certificate in social learning leadership (http://wenger-trayner.com/certificate-participants). Diane has been a member of the research committee of the Coaching Association of Canada since 2007 and also sits on the Alpine Canada Alpin coach education curriculum review sub-committee. Her previous work experience includes coaching for the Canadian National Ski Team and the New Zealand Olympic Ski Team, and being a senior coaching consultant for the Coaching Association of Canada.
Dr. Patricia (Tish) Doyle-Baker
Associate Dean Graduate, Faculty of Kinesiology @University of Calgary
Dr. Tish Doyle-Baker is a Doctor of Public Health with a Ph.D. in chronic disease and exercise outcomes (Dr. PH/Ph.D.). Prior to this, she completed a master's of sport science and an honors undergrad with a B.Sc. in Human Performance. She is an Alpine ski coach, certified exercise physiologist, and a full professor and the current Associate Dean of Graduate Students in the Kinesiology Faculty at the University of Calgary. Her research includes biomarkers of health with a focus on female athletes.
Erin Willson
Ph.D. Candidate @University of Toronto
Erin Willson, is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto, working under the supervision of Dr. Gretchen Kerr. She is also an Olympian and competed in the 2012 Games in Artistic Swimming. Her experiences as an athlete inspired her graduate work researching safe sport. Some of Erin’s recent research contributions include a prevalence study of maltreatment in Canada and exploring the effects of emotional abuse and body shaming in sport. She also assumes a research-to-practice approach to her graduate work and is involved with several Canadian sport organizations, including being on the board of directors for AthletesCAN.
Cameron Stephen
Women's Head Coach @Alpine Ontario Alpin - Ontario Ski Team
Cam Stephen, a veteran coach of 24 years, is entering his third season as the Ontario Ski Team Women's Head coach. Cam is a Performance Level Coach, Level 3 Official, NCCP mentor, evaluator and course facilitator. In addition, Cam was in the Canadian Armed Forces. Before arriving in Ontario, he was the Alberta Alpine Ski Association Athletics Director and Ski Team Coach. During his tenure as the AD, he spearheaded several gender equity programs for female coaches and athletes in Alberta. Cam completed his Masters of Education Coaching Science at the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC and his Bachelor of Physical Health and Education Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON. Outside of work, Cam loves listening to all sorts of weird and wonderful music and playing the piano and bagpipes. He loves cooking, but in his words, "let's be honest...eating.". Hobbies include canoeing, white water kayaking, playing in the snow, working at the cottage, reading, and traveling.