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September 2017

Western Sport Management well represented at SCRI Conference 

The 2017 Sport Canada Research Initiative (SCRI) Conference organized by the Sport Information Resources Centre (SIRC) was held in Toronto on September 19 - 20. 

Dr. Laura Misener (Acting Director, School of Kinesiology) made a plenary presentation titled, "Leveraging Parasport Events for Sustainable Community Participation."

In addition, Prof. Alison Doherty, and her students, Ryan Clutterbuck (Phd Candidate) and Swarali Patil (MA Candidate) presented posters.

Additional details on the conference including knowledge transfer papers can be found here.

Western Sport Management team wins the inaugural SEBC event 

Western University has won the inaugural Sporting Event Bid Competition (SEBC). Team members include Kerri Bodin (MA 2018), Swarali Patil (MA 2018), Nicole Baranowski (BA 2019), and Aryan Eftekhari (HBA and BA 2019), supervised by Dr. Laura Misener (Acting Director, School of Kinesiology).

Western's submission was one of sixteen, and the team was announced as a top-3 finalist on May 1, 2017. The final presentations were held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on September 8, 2017, where Western was announced as the winner! 

The team has been awarded with certificates of merit and a cash prize of USD 5000. More details about the event including Western's submission can be found here.

July 2017

Internships and Volunteer Opportunities with the Knights

Local Ontario Ice Hockey League (OHL) team, the London Knights are offering various internships and volunteer opportunities for the 2017-18 season.

Interested candidates may obtain more information on the various positions available at this link.

Research for Paralympic sport 

Dr. Laura Misener has joined the first Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), and attended its inaugural meeting. The aim of the meeting was to gather an interdisciplinary group of social science researchers working in the disability sport space, to develop a strategic research agenda in partnership with the CPC.

Researchers from eight Universities met with CPC staff and partners to discuss issues and challenges facing CPC, as they strive to become the Leading Paralympic Nation by 2022. Read more about the CPC and their work here.

Supporting the development of women in coaching

Prof. Alison Doherty is supporting the Coaches Association of Ontario, Ontario 150 program "Changing the Game – Changing the Conversation" aimed at developing women in coaching.

She is serving as a mentor coach to several apprentice coaches in the London area.

PhD candidate Kyle Rich succesfully defends his thesis kyle_phd.jpg

Sport Management doctoral student, Kyle Rich successfully defended his dissertation entitled, "Participatory Action Research in Rural Community Sport and Recreation Management."

Congratulations Dr. Rich and supervisor, Dr. Laura Misener! 

June 2017

Prof. Karen Danylchuk attends the 2017 World Association wasm_2017.jpg
for Sport Management Conference 

WASM brings together scholars, practioners, professionals, and students from around the world to share expertise, knowledge, and new ideas about the global venture that is sport.

The 2017 WASM Conference was held in Kaunas, Lithuania from June 20-23, 2017. The Conference was attended by 200 delegates from 42 countries. Additional details about the event can be found here.

May 2017

Western Faculty and students attend NASSM nassm_2017.jpg

Sport Management Faculty and graduate students represented Western at the 2017 North American Society for Sport Management Conference in Denver, Colorado. PhD student, Brendan Riggin presented a paper titled, "Assessing an Amateur Ice Hockey League Corporate Community Involvement Initiative."

Details about the conference can be found here.

Sport Management quartet earn a spot in the finals of the SEBC 

Sport Management students, Nicole Baranowski (BA 2019), Kerri Bodin (MA 2018), Aryan Eftekhari (BA 2019), and Swarali Patil (MA 2018) under the supervision of faculty supervisor, Dr. Laura Misener have been selected as top-3 finalists in the Sport Event Bid Competition (SEBC).

Organized by the University of Michigan, the SEBC has teams prepare a bid for the city of their choice to host the (fictional) 2028 "Global Games".  The goal was to generate and share new ideas about how event organizers, host cities, sport institutions, and other stakeholders can collaborate to deliver major sporting events.  

Our Western team, whose event was to be hosted in Toronto, will face the University of Texas at Austin and Ohio University on September 8, 2017 in the finals of the competition.

April 2017

ssirg.jpgLaunch of the Sport and Social Impact Research Group

The new interdisciplinary research group spans across the different pillars of the Department of Kinesiology and connects researchers examining the diverse social impacts of sport.

Read more about this exciting initiative in the School of Kinesiology.

Faculty and students attend the Annual KGSA Symposium

The Kinesiology Graduate Students Association (KGSA) hosted its third annual research Symposium. Students across various disciplines in Kinesiology including BioSciences, Socio-Cultural Studies, and Sport Management presented their research to their peers and faculty members.

The three best presentations and posters were awarded with a certificate of merit. Sport management winners include Francesca Gable (Top-3 poster), Swarali Patil (Top-3 oral presentation), and Kyle Rich (Research and Service Award). 

March 2017

Prof. Karen Danylchuk gives keynote in Argentina Karen Brazil.jpeg

Professor Karen Danylchuk attended the Latin American Association for Sport Management conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

She delivered the keynote at the Conference entitled, "Global trends in the sport industry:  Predictions for 2017." Additional information about the conference is available here.

Prof. Karen Danylchuk attended the World Leisure Sports wsla_2017.jpg
and Economic Summit Forum 

Professor Karen Danylchuk attended the Forum held in Macau, China. The forum held discussions on contemporary trends in sports and leisure.

Other notable attendees at the event included Professor Tracy Taylor (University of Technology, Sydney) and Professor John Nauright (University of North Texas). 

February 2017

Prof. Alison Doherty visits Bond University in Australia FullSizeRender.jpg

Professor Alison Doherty collaborated with sport management colleagues in the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University, Gold Coast for three weeks in February 2017. She was a keynote speaker at the Bond University Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Sport, and she also visited the Surfing Australia HQ.

January 2017

Dr. Laura Misener featured on the NASSM Blog Rio 2016.jpeg

Dr. Laura Misener was featured on the NASSM Blog. Her entry focused on ableism and elitism and her experiences in Rio around the Olympic Games.

The post by Dr. Misener is first in a series focused on disability sport and the Paralympic Games. Read the post here.