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December 2013

Sport Management student Shalini Krishnan travels to Namibia with the CGC 

Recent Western Graduate, Shalini Krishnan (BA 2013), accepted a position as a SportsWORKS Officer with the Commenwealth Games Canada.

She will spend a year working in Namibia as a Capacity Support Officer with the Namibia National Olympic Committee. 

Follow along Shalini's experience on her blog.

Dr. Karen Danylchuk's students visit CBC Studios and Right to Play 

Members of Dr. Karen Danylchuk's sport marketing graduate course recently visited the CBC Studios and Right to Play offices.

Well-known CBC News Network morning host Heather Hiscox, who has covered six Olympic Games, took the group for a tour around the studio.

November 2013

Dr. Laura Misener is part of a team of researchers examining the legacy of Glasgow 2014 and Toronto 2015 

Dr. Laura Misener will partner with scholars from the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) to examine the social legacy of the Glascow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Pan/ParapanAmerican Games in Toronto 2015. 

More details on the project are available here.

Dr. Karen Danylchuk attends WASM Executive Council meetings 

Dr. Karen Danylchuk recently returned from Aletheia University in Taipei, Taiwan where she participated in the World Association for Sport Management (WASM) Executive Council, Board, and Annual General Meetings, held in conjunction with the third consecutive Global Sport Management Summit.

A historic outcome of the meetings was the decision to award the first WASM Conference to the University Nove de Julho in Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 1-3, 2014.

Dr. Karen Danylchuk's undergraduate course welcomes students and faculty from Johan Cruyff University 

Dr. Karen Danylchuk's International Sport Management course (KIN 4498) hosted a group of 9 students and 2 professors from Amsterdam's Johan Cruyff University from November 5 - 10.

The group participated in a series of lectures, and took in the sights of London and Southwestern Ontario.

See a short snippet of their adventures here.

October 2013

Support for Sport and Activity in the recent Throne speech 

Western Sport Management is pleased to see support for sport and physical activity in the recent Throne Speech by Governor General David Johnston (Oct 17, 2013).

See the news release for more information.

Prof. Alison Doherty appointed as the Editor of Sport Management Review 

Professor Alison Doherty will assume the role of Editor of Sport Management Review as of Nov. 1, 2013.

She has served in the role of Associate Editor for the past three years.

September 2013

Sport Management at Western participates in Tri-University Symposium 

Sport Management was represented at the 3rd International Symposium for Collaboration in Research, Teaching and Exchange held at Western on September 21, 2013.

The Symposium included Western University, Victoria University (Melbourne) and the German Sports University (Cologne).

Western Sport Management welcomes Dr. Schlesinger as a visiting scholar 

Dr. Torsten Schlesinger from Bern University, Switzerland, was connected with the Sport Management program while visiting London and Western.

Dr. Schlesinger is currently on an educational leave from September 1 to Nov. 30, 2013.

July 2013

Western alumnus' research featured in the news

Recent alumnus, Dr. Katie Lebel's, doctoral research on Athlete Self-representation on Twitter was featured in The Daily Dot and on

June 2013

Sport Management at Western faculty and studentss attend the 2013 NASSM Conference 

Western Sport Management was well represented at the 2013 North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Conference held from May 28 - June 1 in Austin, TX.

More details on the Conference are available here.

May 2013

Prof. Alison Doherty invited to lecture at the Russian International Olympic University 

Professor Alison Doherty travelled to Sochi, Russia prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics.

She offered a lecture series for the Russian International Olympic University.

April 2013

Dr. Karen Danylchuk elected as Vice President of WASM 

Dr. Karen Danylchuk was elected as Vice President of the recently established World Association for Sport Management (WASM).

March 2013

Sport Management students volunteer at ISU Worlds 

The ISU World Figure Skating Championships were held at Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario from March 11 - 17.

Western's sport management students and faculty conducted Economic Assessment Surveys on behalf of the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance at the championships.