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Located at the 
Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, the Victoria campus of Canadian Sport Centre Pacific is well situated to assist eligible national, provincial and regional athletes and coaches who reside and/or train in the Greater Victoria region in their pursuit of excellence.

In partnership with the national network of Canadian Sport Centres and together with its national and provincial sport partners, CSC Pacific's Victoria campus is helping to create an improved system to develop athletes and coaches, advance sport development throughout BC and drive the development of sport performance facilities.


The Speaker Series was developed to support an open exchange of information while building upon and challenging current knowledge related to optimal sport performance. A number of sponsors have stepped forward to ensure these events remain accessible to the public, and are geared toward students, athletes and coaches currently involved in the sport industry. Each session begins with a brief, sport-related presentation, followed by a roundtable discussion. 


Upcoming Seminars:

Predictable Performance: Optimizing Athletic Potential    
Dr. Ben Sporer, Lead Physiologist, CSC Pacific 
Tuesday, July 27th  |  12:30 - 1:30pm
Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence  |  Room 329 A/B

Dr. Ben Sporer is a physiologist based in Victoria and brings a variety of experiences in applying science to practical planning and training solutions. He is currently responsible for overseeing the Performance Preparation Division at Canadian Sport Centre Pacific. In addition, Ben works with the Canadian Cycling Team and Canadian Snowboard Team. He was on the Integrated Support Team for Snowboard in Whistler at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. His areas of interest include asthma and exercise, performance optimization, athlete monitoring, and exercise in hypoxia. 
A graduate of the University of British Columbia (PhD) and the University of Victoria (MSc, BSc), Ben currently holds an adjunct appointment in the Faculty of Medicine at UBC. He has held teaching appointments in the areas of exercise physiology, exercise prescription, and health. Ben has presented at a variety of international conferences, workshops, and educational sessions and has published articles in both refereed and professional journals. He is also a registered physiologist with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology.


To register please contact Stephanie Mahovlic
smahovlic (at) or (250) 220 2521


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