College of Kinesiology

Research Area(s)

  • Sport Psychology
  • Indigenous Wellness
My research areas fall under the following College of Kinesiology research themes: Indigenous Wellness, Child and Youth Health and Development, Human Performance

Academic Background

  • Ph.D. Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan
  • M.Sc. Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan
  • B.A. (Honours) Psychology, University of Saskatchewan

Courses Taught

  • KIN 122.3 - Social Behavioral Foundations of Physical Activity
  • KIN 306.3 - Introduction to Indigenous Wellness
  • KIN 380.3 - Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • KIN 431.3 - Mental Training for Sport and Physical Activity
  • KIN 807.3 - Research Methods in Kinesiology
  • GSR 982 - Mentored Teaching

Prospective Graduate Students

Prospective students interested in pursuing a research graduate degree in the areas of sport psychology or Indigenous Peoples' wellness should contact Dr. Ferguson and provide: (a) a brief summary of prior research experience; (b) an expression of interest in pursuing graduate studies; and, (c) unofficial transcripts. 


My publication record is available at Google Scholar and PubMed

Current Research Funding

Principal Investigator

  • Title: Developing Women Athletes’ Self-Compassion to Thrive in Sport
    Agency: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Sport Participation Research Initiative
    Timeline: 2022-2024
  • Title: Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program in Saskatchewan
    Agency: Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Partnership Grant
    Timeline: 2019-2024

Co-Principal Investigator

  • Current Nominated Principal Investigator: Dr. Robert Henry (University of Saskatchewan)
    Founding Nominated Principal Investigator: Dr. Caroline Tait
    Title: The Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis Health and Wellness Research, Training, and Knowledge Mobilization Network
    Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant: Network Environments for Indigenous Health Research
    Timeline: 2019-2024
  • Nominated Principal Investigator: Dr. Jonathan McGavock (University of Manitoba)
    Title: Deepening the roots of living in a good way for Indigenous Children. The Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program
    Agency: Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant: Pathways Implementation Research Team – Component 3
    Timeline: 2018-2023

Professional Affiliations



  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant® (CMPC)
    administered by the Associate for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and Canadian Sport Psychology Association (CSPA)
  • Mental Performance Consultant, Sport Medicine & Science Council of Saskatchewan

Scholarly Societies