Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) and Canada Basketball are pleased to announce the hiring of Sport Scientist and IST Manager, Lauren Buschmann, who will be working with Women’s Basketball based out of the Canada Basketball offices in Toronto, ON.
Lauren holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Movement Science from the University of Vermont and a Masters in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. While completing her Masters, Lauren was a research assistant in a cardiovascular physiology laboratory, where research focused on high performance athletes, including team sport and ultra-endurance athletes.
In her role, Lauren will be working with Canada Basketball and their women’s program in the areas of strength and conditioning and physiology. Lauren will be working with the Women’s National Team and development programs, while continuously helping to expand and further CSIO’s services. Lauren will support athletes, coaches and technical leaders by providing tools and metrics to monitor and assess progress. She will also be managing the Integrated Support Team (IST) of sport science and sport medicine practitioners working with women’s basketball, in order to achieve a holistic and integrated approach to athlete development.
“We are excited to welcome Lauren to the CSIO team in partnership with Canada Basketball. Lauren brings the right mix of aptitude, attitude, leaderships skills and experience required to be successful in this role and that make her a great addition to the team. We look forward to seeing the continued growth of the women’s basketball program and are pleased to be able to provide world-class support to the athletes and coaches as they strive to reach the podium.”
Director, Performance Services
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
“We are thrilled to have Lauren join the women’s high performance program and be partnering with CSIO. Her expertise and experience will make her a valuable contributor to our team, as we continue to align and further integrate our technical and support services throughout our program.”
Director, Women’s High Performance
Basketball Sport Scientist/IST Manager
Lauren completed her Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Movement Science at the University of Vermont. While completing her undergraduate degree at Vermont, Lauren was also a member of the varsity women’s basketball team. Lauren holds a Masters in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. Her graduate research focused on the utilization and efficacy of recovery strategies following strenuous exercise and their impact on subsequent athletic performance. While completing her Masters, Lauren was a research assistant in a cardiovascular physiology laboratory, where research focused on high performance athletes, including team sport and ultra-endurance athletes. Lauren will be working as a strength and conditioning specialist and sport scientist with Canada Basketball.
About Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is a non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing world-class programs, services, and leadership to high performance athletes and coaches to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances. CSIO offers athletes a range of sport science and sport medicine services including nutrition, physiology, biomechanics, strength & conditioning, mental performance, sport therapy and life services. CSIO also delivers programming and services to National and Provincial Sport Organizations and coaches to work towards building a stronger sport system in Ontario and Canada.
CSIO services approximately 700 high performance athletes and 250 coaches, at its main facility at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, its satellite facility at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, and in daily training environments across Ontario. CSIO is part of a larger network of 4 institutes and 3 multi-sport centres across the country known as the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, working in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee. CSIO is further supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, and the Coaching Association of Canada, along with the National and Provincial Sport Organizations within the sector. www.csiontario.ca