SSIRG Project on Human Rights in Sports progressing well

The SSHRC-funded project, "Social Impact and Human Rights in Sport” (Professor A. Schneider, PI), has hosted two outreach workshops as part of its ongoing development. The first outreach workshop on “Gender and Sport” was co-hosted by Royal Roads University in Victoria, and it was organized and run by Drs. Alison Doherty and Angela Schneider (Western), and Dr. Jennifer W Walinga (RRU) on March 16, 2018. A summary report of the event was sent out to all participants and will help form the basis of the final conference. The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport's recent strategic plan (pdf) was also shared with participants. CAAWS was identified several times as one of the major “milestone” organizations promoting girls, women and gender equity in sport. A livestream recording of the event was also made available to all particpants, and Drs. Angela Schneider and Jennifer Walinga summarized the workshop in an interview.

The second outreach workshop on “Aboriginal and Indigenous Sport” is being co-hosted at Sneq’wa e’lun (Blue Heron House), Victoria, B.C. on the traditional lands of the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) and Lkwungen (Songhees) families on May 11, 2018. The third outreach workshop, on “Para-Sport” is being co-hosted by Mount Royal University in Calgary on May 25, 2018. The fourth outreach workshop, on “Clean and fair sport” addresses doping issues in sport; it will be co-hosted at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, Ottawa, also on May 25, 2018.

The date for the final conference for all of the themes (Gender, Aboriginal/Indigenous sport, Para-sport, and Anti-Doping) is Thursday October 11, 2018, just prior to the International Symposium for Olympic Studies hosted by the International Centre for Olympic Studies on the campus of Western University in London, Ontario.