David Paskevich

Associate Professor, Associate Dean (Academic)

Faculty of Kinesiology

PhD - Kinesiology

University of Waterloo, 2000

MA - Interdisciplinary

New Mexico State University


University of Calgary

Contact information


Office: 403.220.3434

Web presence

Dean's Office


Kinesiology : KNB140B

Research and teaching

Psychosocial Aspects of Health & Sport

  • Sport Psychology

Research interests

Dr. David Paskevich, PhD, is the associate dean (academic) and a sport psychologist who examines mental skills, mental toughness, psychological hardiness, coping effectiveness and group cohesions, and their relationship to performance and performance outcomes in high performance coaches and athletes. 


Paskevich works with professional and high performance athletes in hockey, football, water skiing, freestyle skiing, squash, soccer, lacrosse, golf, rodeo and volleyball. He's worked with athletes in Olympics at Salt Lake 2002; Torino 2006; Beijing 2008; Vancouver 2010; Sochi 2014; and PyeongChang 2018. 

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