Leisha Strachan, Associate Professor, University of Manitoba

Leisha is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.  As a coach and judge in the sport of baton twirling, she has a keen interest in the growth of children and youth in highly competitive sport contexts. She has developed and is currently conducting research with an online tool to help coaches, athletes, and parents promote positive youth development within sport programs (www.projectscore.ca).  As PI, she also holds a SSHRC/Sport Canada grant exploring cultural relevancy in sport and physical activity with Indigenous youth. Courtney is working with Leisha as a co-investigator on this project.