CANADIAN SPORT INSTITUTE ONTARIO NAMES NEW MEMBERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is pleased to announce two new members appointed to its Board of Directors - Dr. Scott Thomas and Ian Gordon.

Dr. Scott Thomas is a leading sport scientist and professor at the University of Toronto in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. His work in the field of applied sport sciences includes a focus in physiology and key research in characterizing elite athletes and modelling the relation between training and performance.

Ian Gordon joins the Board of Directors with an extensive business and marketing background, and is currently the Senior Vice President of Loblaw Brands Limited. Ian’s vast experience includes leading the development and innovation behind Canada’s two largest consumer brands; President’s Choice and no name.

Scott and Ian join a group of distinguished experts in high performance sport and business excellence on the CSIO Board of Directors, including:

- Chris Rudge (Chair), Executive Chairman & CEO of the Toronto Argonauts Football Club
- Kathryn Ann Giffen (Secretary), Chair of Women’s College Hospital
- Lou Ragagnin (Treasurer), Chief Operating Officer of ole
- Therese Anne Quigley (Director), Director of Sport & Recreation Services at the University of Western Ontario
- Vicky Sunohara (Director), Two-Time Olympic Gold Medallist (2002, 2006) and Olympic Silver Medallist (1998) - Women’s Ice Hockey
- Dan Thompson (Director), CEO of Skate Canada

QUOTES:
“We are thrilled to have Scott and Ian join CSIO’s Board of Directors. The expertise both Scott and Ian bring to our organization will help to strength our Board of Directors, and the leadership and support they provide to CISO’s staff and stakeholders. Their appointment to the Board of Directors is timely as we continue to enhance the world-class sport science and sport medicine services, and the research and innovation that we deliver to the high performance sport community in our new home at the Toronto Pan Am Sport Centre, our satellite location at the newly opened Velodrome in Milton, and across Ontario.”
- Debbie Low, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

“On behalf of the Canadian Sport Institute Ontario’s Board of Directors, I am happy to welcome Ian and Scott to the team. Ian’s vast business and marketing experience and Scott’s extensive sport science background will both compliment and strengthen the talents and expertise of the existing Directors. We look forward to working with Ian and Scott in guiding the organization and our staff to be a world-leading sport institute for high performance athletes and coaches.”
- Chris Rudge, Chair, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario

BIOGRAPHIES:

Dr. Scott Thomas - Director
Professor Thomas is a senior sport scientist with advanced knowledge in the field of applied sport sciences, particular physiology, but in other disciplines as well. In addition to his knowledge, he has taught and/or supervised many of Ontario’s current leading applied sport scientists. Dr. Thomas has been a faculty member at the University of Toronto since 1986 first in the Department of Athletics, then in the Department of Physical Therapy and currently is in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education. His research has included characterizing elite athletes and modelling the relation between training and performance. Beyond his sport-specific skill set, he has been a senior administrator (Associate Dean) in his Faculty at University of Toronto.

Ian Gordon - Director
Ian Gordon is the Senior Vice President of Loblaw Brands Limited where he leads the development and innovation behind Canada’s two largest consumer brands; President’s Choice and no name. Ian graduated from Queen’s University with a B.Com (Hons) and brings a unique perspective to business challenges developed through senior sales and marketing positions at Unilever, International Multifoods and as President of ACLC Advertising in Toronto.

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