Ongoing Projects

The LaMarsh Centre engages in interdisciplinary, collaborative research initiatives that matter.  Selected projects are highlighted:


  • Making iSPARX fly in Nunavut
  • Chronic pain management group program benefits and the role of attention in outcome. Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • Developmental cognitive neuroscience laboratory for theoretical and applied neuro-education research. Leaders Opportunity Fund, Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
  • Tykes and Timbits: Examining Preschoolers' Organized Sport in Canada. SSRHC Insight Grant. Primary Investigator: J. Fraser-Thomas; Co-Investigators: C. Ardern, R. Bassett-Gunter, & R. Rawana
  • Athlete Development in Parasport: The Canadian Paralympian Project. SSHRC Insight Grant. Primary Investigator: J. Baker, J; Co-Investigators: N. Wattie, R. Bassett-Gunter, & J. Fraser-Thomas
  • Promoting Positive Youth Development Through Youth Sport: PYD SportNET. SSRHC Partnership Development Grant. Primary Investigator: N. Holt. Co-Investigators: L. Strachan, M. Camire, D. MacDonald, K. Tamminen, J. Côté, & J. Fraser-Thomas
  • A Systematic Approach to the Development and Evaluation of Targeted Messages to Promote Parent Support Beahviour to Facilitate Sport Participation Among Children with Disabilities. SSHRC Insight Grant. Primary Investigator: R. Bassett-Gunter. Co-Investigators: K. Martin Ginis, A. Latimer-Cheung, & J. Fraser-Thomas
  • Positive Youth Development Through Sport: Does Intentionally Teaching Life Skills Make a Difference? SSHRC Insight Grant. Primary Investigator: T. Forneris. Co-Investigators: M. Camire, & J. Fraser-Thomas