READING, Pa. — How does one maintain excellence and resilience in the face of adversity? Chantale Lussier, assistant professor in the School of Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Spirituality at Saint Paul University in Ontario, Canada, will discuss this topic in a lecture titled “Inspiring Sustainable Excellence: Stories from Sport, Academia, and Life” from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 4, in Room 5 of the Luerssen Building at Penn State Berks. This presentation is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
In this talk, Lussier will share stories from her lived experiences in sport psychology, academia and life. She will share tales from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Hockey Canada’s Women’s U18 World Championships, her experience with kidney cancer, military special ops, elite athletes in transitions, and the Canadian Football League’s Grey Cup Championship. These experiences will detail stories of courage, grit, hope and resilience in the face of fear, risk, defeat and success. Informed by numerous concepts derived from sport psychology and positive psychology, a philosophy to optimal performance at work and play emerges.
The Science Division colloquia are of broad and general interest, accessible to a general audience. For more information, contact the Penn State Berks Science Colloquium Coordinator, Alexei Prokudin, assistant professor of physics, at 610-396-6160 or via email at [email protected].