Speaker Bios

About: 

Fabio Minozzo, PhD

BSc, Universidade Metodista de São Paulo (UMESP)

PhD, McGill University

“Sports training is my passion—that’s what moves me.”

With a PhD in Kinesiology, Dr. Minozzo is not only an accomplished scholar but also an experienced coach and former triathlete. He is tirelessly trying to bridge the gap between theory and practice in his field. This pursuit shapes his approach in the classroom. Dr. Minozzo is interested in exploring the determinants of endurance sports performance to answer the question: what makes an athlete great? For an entrepreneurial venture, he is also currently developing an online training system that can track athletic performance and show how variables like speed, power output, heart rate, oxygenation—and even an athlete’s mood—will affect performance.

About: 

Matt Bain

Matt is a passionate speaker and professional in psychology. He is a Registered Provisional Psychologist and a Mental Performance Consultant with the Canadian Sport Psychology Association. Matt holds Masters degrees in Education and a Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology and is currently navigating the doctoral process with the University of Queensland, focusing on personality, motivation, and high performance athletes. Matt has worked with, and feels a great deal of joy in working with athletes at all levels.  Each level brings unique challenges. Having worked with athletes across multiple stages of development, the relationship with anxiety often crosses these stages with the athlete.