Chris Forgaard, 4th year School of Kinesiology PhD candidate studying Human Motor Control with Dr. Ian Franks and Dr. Romeo Chua, has been selected to receive The Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS) Young Scientist Award (YSA).
Each year, three researchers from across Canada are selected to receive the YSA, with categories in Motor Behaviour, Sport Psychology, and Exercise and Health Psychology. Chris has been selected in the Motor Behaviour category, and is the sixth student of Dr. Franks and the third student of Dr. Chua to receive the award.
The award is designed to recognize the scholarly research of SCAPPS trainee members, and award recipients are selected on criteria of scholarly contributions to date and the quality of thesis-related research.
Chris’ research is concerned with how stretch reflexes in the upper-limb change based on our voluntary intentions. Chris holds a MSc (2013) with Dr. Franks and a BHK (2011). After graduation, Chris hopes to pursue a career in research. When not working, you can find Chris at the gym or in the mountains.