The CAC Coaching Research Committee was established in 2005 to assist the CAC with developing a formal research program and to create a stronger link between university-based research and CAC programs and services. Details on the mandate and membership of the committee are outlined below.
The Committee’s mandate is:
- To develop a CAC research strategy.
- To review issues raised by program development and delivery groups and to present a ‘research’ perspective on these issues.
- To act as a ‘think tank’ group to identify and clarify research needs within the coaching field.
- To develop requests for research proposals and to adjudicate proposals.
- To encourage a broad range of research activities on coaching.
- To organise the annual research symposium (during Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference in the fall).
- To provide a forum where researchers and practitioners can share research needs and agendas, and disseminate results.
Members of the Committee are:
- Dr. Kim Dorsch (University of Regina, chair)
- Dr. Bettina Callary (Cape-Breton University)
- Dr. Darren Kruisselbrink, (Acadia University)
- Jean Fournier (Institut national du sport du Québec)
- Dr. Diane Culver (University of Ottawa), Secretary
- Jocelyn East (Sport Canada)
- Claudia Gagnon (CAC consultant)
Four university-based researchers selected through an application process (balanced as to geography, language, and sex), one of whom shall be the committee chair.
- One four-year term with the possibility of renewal for one term.
- The Chair, after discussion with the members of the Research Committee, will accept or not accept to renew an individual’s term.
- After one year of not being a member of the CAC-RC, a person can reapply.
- If someone leaves in the middle of a term – the person who replaces them shall finish that four-year term with the possibility of renewal for one term.
- The person acting as Chair can stay on the Research Committee for three, four-year terms. His/her renewal should be discussed and approved by the members of the Research Committee.
The committee will meet twice annually, once at the Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference in the fall, and once in the spring. As well, conference calls are held as needed, usually about three per year.