Guest Speaker Series: "The Science of Sleep" ~ Liz Johnson, Canadian Institute of Sport

Tara Doern

KCS Guest Speaker Series Presents....

Topic: The Science of Sleep

  • Why is sleep important? 
  • What makes it important? Restorative processes
  • How to get more sleep - Basic strategies for success!
Presenter: Liz Johnson, Sport Physiologist, Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
Date of PresentationWednesday, March 31st.
Where: Zoom Call, Log-in details will be forwarded closer to the event. 
This Zoom call will be about 45 minutes. There will be a question period as well as a Challenge Cup update on stats and activities/challenges from Coach Kent! 


More about Liz Johnson....

Liz is an applied sport physiologist who has been a member of the Canadian Sport Institute team since 2006, brought on board by the late Dr. Gord Sleivert. She is a graduate of University of New Brunswick where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and she completed a Master’s of Science in Physiology, with a focus on Environmental Physiology and Heat, at the University of Victoria.

Over the years Liz has worked as a physiologist with Swimming Canada, Wheelchair Rugby and Rowing Canada and been part of the integrated support team in preparation and during numerous events including multiple World Championships, Commonwealth Games, Pan Am Games, Paralympics and Olympics.

In her current role she focuses primarily on providing his physiology expertise to Swimming Canada and the High Performance Center Victoria, as well as leading Canadian Sport Institute’s Physiology team. Particular areas of interest include: swim physiology, training prescription and monitoring, environmental physiology (particularly heat and altitude), RED-S, travel strategies, sleep, and recovery.

In addition to working as a physiologist with CSI Pacific, Liz is also a mother of 3 young and active children who love to challenge her communication skills and leadership strategies! She is passionate about mountain biking, gardening, protecting the environment and adventuring outdoors. In addition to raising a family, she has recently taken up raising chickens and bees.