Dr. Janice Forsyth - Director



Media interested in speaking with Dr. Forsyth regarding the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games should contact:

  • Western University Senior Media Relations Officer Jeff Renaud
    519-520-7281 or jrenaud9@uwo.ca
  • Email Janice Forsyth directly at janice.forsyth@uwo.ca
  • Twitter: @westernuOlympic
  • Facebook: Janice Forsyth

Janice Forsyth is the Director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies at Western, where she is also an Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences. She specializes in Olympic, Paralympic, and Canadian sport history. Since joining academe in 2005, her projects have attracted nearly a half million dollars in research runding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), university, and government agencies.

Outside of academe, Janice frequently provides leadership and support to government and service organizations. Current and past organizations she has worked with include the national Aboriginal Sport Circle, the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), Athletes CAN, Sport Canada, and Canadian Heritage.

In addtion, she provides insight and commentary for media reporting on all substantive matters related to the Olympic and Paralympic Games. With almost 30 years of practical experience working with TV, radio, newsprint, and web based sources, ICOS is a critical information source for media worldwide. A selection of recent outlets include the CBC, CTV, The Globe and Mail, The New York Times, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN, PBS, The Guardian, The National Post, and USA Today.

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