Project Supervisor:
Marion Alexander, PhD.
Professor, Sport Biomechanics
Biomechanics Laboratory, 316 Max Bell
Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management
University of Manitoba

Graduate Student Assistants

 

Degrees obtained:
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Certifications:
Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Current Studies:
MSc in Sport Biomechanics
Completed thesis proposal Winter 2008.
Graduation upon completion of defense, Fall, 2008.

Directed study:
Development of a Quantitative Football Quarterback Throwing Test

Research projects (past and present):
Squash
Hockey
Swimming
Track and Field
Tennis
Speed Skating
Olympic Weightlifting
Synchronized Swimming
Paralympic Track and Field
Football
Ten Pin Bowling
Figure Skating
Basketball
Soccer
Racquetball

Other Research Interests:
Football
Track and Field

Thesis Topic:
Biomechanical analysis of the football quarterback pass and comparison between university and high school athletes

Adam Toffan

 


 

Degrees obtained:
Bachelor of Arts (Exercise Science)

Current Studies:
MSc in Sport Biomechanics
Completed his Thesis proposal, graduation upon completion of defense

Thesis Topic:
The 180 Cutting Maneuver in indoor and outdoor sports

Research projects (past and present):
Softball
Speed Skating
Hockey
Volleyball
Basketball
Swimming
Squash
Skeet shooting
Synchronized Swimming
Tennis
Soccer
Rhythmic gymnastics
Triathlon
Paralympics

Other Research Interests:
The 180 cutting maneuver in outdoor and indoor sports
The volleyball jump serve
Ultimate frisbee

Brad Gerbrandt

 


 

 

Degrees obtained:
Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (University of Manitoba)

Current Studies:
MSc in Sport Biomechanics

Research projects (past and present):
Tennis
Wheelchair Sprinting
Speed Skating
Basketball
Hockey
Swimming
Squash
Badminton
Curling
Track and Field
Softball
Golf
Racquetball
Diving
Cross Country
Skiing
Skeet Shooting
Synchronized Swimming
Football

Thesis Topic:
A Biomechanical Comparison of Starting Technique in Speed Skating and Hockey

Brian Shackel

 

 


 

Degrees obtained:
Bachelor of Science in Zoology
Bachelor of Medical Rehabilitation in Physiotherapy
Certified Athletic Therapist

Current Studies:
MSc in Sport Biomechanics

Research projects (past and present):
Soccer
Ringette
Hockey
Triathlon
Swimming
Wheelchair curling
Rhythmic Gymnastics
Tennis
Wheelchair sprints
Basketball

Directed Study Completed:
A Biomechanical Analysis of Kendo

Thesis Topic:
Sprinting technique in athletes with cerebral palsy (to be proposed)

Research opportunities:
Attending spring training camp in Florida with the Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sport Association track and field team to provide biomechanical analysis to their athletes. (March 2008)

Joanne Parsons

 


 

Degrees obtained:
Bachelor of Physical Education (U of Alberta)
Broadcasting - Radio Arts Communication

Current Studies:
MSc in Sport Biomechanics

Research projects (past and present):
Biomechanical Analysis of Wheelchair Basketball Free Throw
University of Manitoba Basketball Team Analysis
University of Manitoba Hockey Team Analysis
Biomechanical Analysis of the Long Snapper
Biomechanical Principles Project (with Coaching Association of Canada)
Social Experimental Research conducted on Merchant Marine Vessels (1996-2003)

Future Research may include:
Biomechanical Analysis of 'Fun'damental Skills
Children and Prosthetic or Mobility Devices
Snowmobilers and Compression Injury

Mike Chizewski