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Calgary, AB, Canada


Paskevich, PhD

Professional Affiliations:

Associate Dean Academic, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary; Consultant, Canadian Sport Institute



 Associate Dean (Academic), Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary, and holds a PhD in Kinesiology from the University of Waterloo. Interests center upon the integration of the science-practitioner model, bringing the science of sport psychology into practical/applied settings. His research combines a variety of areas within the realm of sport (using both quantitative & qualitative methodology), and examines important theoretical and practical questions related to athletes, coaches, and officials (e.g., mental toughness, stress, coping and emotion, & group dynamics). Research goals are to examine and understand the psychological preparation of athletes and coaches, and their ability to deal or cope with stressors experienced during practice & competition. The aim of this research is to understand how the athletes & coaches perceive the contribution of their various psychological skills, identifiable stressors, and coping effectiveness related to their actual performance. He has worked with Canadian athletes at numerous Olympic Games, (i.e., 2002; 2006; 2008; 2010; 2014, & 2018). He is currently a MPC for Speed Skating Canada and the Canadian Water Ski Team. Dave has also worked with professional (CFL, NHL, & NLL) and other high performance athletes in a variety of sports.


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