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Montréal, October 6, 2020 — To illustrate the strength and growth of the Research and Innovation department at the Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec), Roger Archambault, Vice-President, Performance Services, is pleased to announce that Thomas Romeas, Ph.D. has been promoted to Research & Innovation Lead. This new role will further the development of this key sector in which opportunities are constantly being created, through research and innovation, to improve the performance of athletes and the knowledge of coaches and management staff.

“This appointment demonstrates both Thomas’ contribution to our growth and reflects the great ambitions of INS Québec in regard to research, innovation and communicating information,” said Roger Archambault, Vice-President, Performance Services. “In addition to planning the many activities within his sector, Thomas will also focus on strengthening ties with the academic and business communities. If INS Québec is able to describe itself as the ‘ingenuity behind the performance,’ it is notably thanks to the innovative work of our many scientific experts.” »

“It is essential to be able to combine sports services with the best knowledge and research findings to foster sporting excellence,” said Thomas Romeas, Research & Innovation Lead at INS Québec. “In this new challenge, I will focus on teamwork in order to improve the impact of scientific activities on Canada’s elite athletes. My ambition is that collectively, we can focus on applying cutting-edge knowledge and technologies to improve the medal chances of our athletes as they prepare for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and to provide even greater prospects for the next generation of athletes.” » 

Thomas Romeas holds a PhD in Vision Neuroscience and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the École de technologie supérieure and the Montreal Impact Academy. He joined INS Québec in December 2017 as a Medical and Scientific Expert Advisor. His work includes research on athletes’ decision-making strategies, sports vision and cognitive performance. Thomas develops perceptual-cognitive training protocols and continues his research activities in the neuroscience of sports vision.

About the Institut national du sport du Québec |

By focusing on science, innovation and technology, INS Québec represents the “ingenuity behind the performance” by offering cutting-edge solutions driven by a team of experts and partners to push the limits of each of our athletes. INS Québec and its network support more than 3,300 athletes, including more than 550 high-level athletes—mainly members of Canadian teams—and nearly 2,000 next-generation athletes and some 900 coaches. INS Québec provides scientific, medical and professional services. As a member of the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, INS Québec is active across Québec thanks to its network of 8 regional multi-sport training centres, 18 single-sport training centres and its Olympic Park Complex, which is home to 10 high-level training groups. 

INS Québec receives support from the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, the Canadian Olympic Foundation, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and the Coaching Association of Canada, in addition to private partners, such as Sports Experts, CISCO, Bell, B2dix and Mondo.

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