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October 4/06 11:12 am - 2006 Sports Research Award Launch

Posted by Editor on 10/4/06

2006 SIRC Research Award - Official Launch

SIRC (Sport Information Resource Centre) is proud to announce the official launch of the 2006 SIRC Research Award. The Research Award recognizes outstanding sport research that benefits the Canadian sporting community. SIRC invites Canadian university students and faculty to submit their original sport related research for consideration of this prestigious award.

SIRC introduced the award in 2003 and has been promoting sport research in Canada and around the world for over 30 years.

We are very proud to acknowledge sport research and to ultimately showcase the award recipients work to a worldwide audience. The continuation of support from CIHR - Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Wellness Options is greatly appreciated.

"Interest in sport research has and will continue to be in great demand. With Canada hosting the 2010 Olympics we have a wonderful opportunity to further highlight the significant contributions and advancements being made by Canadian researchers" says Debra Gassewitz, CEO and President of SIRC.

Winning a SIRC Research Award provides a wide range of opportunities to the recipient. Petra McDowell, Ph.D. Student, Clinical Psychology at the University of New Brunswick has had a very rewarding year as the 2005 SIRC Research Award Winner in the category of High Performance. According to Ms. McDowell, "It was a wonderful surprise to receive this prestigious award. I hold the SIRC award in the highest esteem and I am thrilled at the publicity and recognition my research has received, and continues to receive, as a result of it."

This year, the 2006 SIRC Research Award has two categories:

* The social impact of sport on the community
* The impact of applied research on athletic excellence / high performance

The social impact category will encompass areas such as culture and sport, as well as the impact of sport in health and/or achieving success. The impact of applied research on athletic excellence / high performance will encourage quantitative research in the areas of psychology, physiology, medicine and kinesiology.

One winner will be named for each of the categories. Over $10,000.00 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the winners.

For more information regarding the 2006 SIRC Research Award and the eligibility criteria please visit


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