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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
October 25, 2016
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Mark Eys

Professor, Kinesiology and Physical Education
CRC Tier II Chair

Contact Information
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.4157

Office Location: BA521
Office Hours: By appointment only, via email
Languages Spoken


Academic Background
B.Sc. (Waterloo)., M.A., Ph.D. (Western)

Mark Eys (Ph.D.) is a Professor in the Departments of Kinesiology/Physical Education and Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in Group Dynamics and Physical Activity. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo and his Masterís and Ph.D from The University of Western Ontario. From 2004-2009, he was a faculty member in the School of Human Kinetics at Laurentian University. His current research interests include role ambiguity and acceptance in sport and exercise groups, the measurement and correlates of cohesion, and social influences in exercise. Markís research related to cohesion in youth physical activity groups was supported by a three year standard research grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2005-2008) and Ontarioís Ministry of Research and Innovation Early Researcher Award program (2007-2012). Currently, research projects devoted to understanding role acceptance are supported through a research grant from SSHRC (2013-2016He has published his research in the Journal of Sports Sciences, International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, and Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, as a co-author of the book Group Dynamics in Sport (2005; 2012; Fitness Information Technology), and as a co-editor of Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology (2007; 2014; Routledge). In 2001, he was awarded the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Coach of the Year for his work with The University of Western Ontario womenís soccer program.

Additional Information

For an updated list of publications, please refer to the Group Dynamics in Physical Activity website: