Dr. Misener to take part in scholarly Think Tank focused on the IPC's strategy on Impact and Legacy
Dr. Misener will attend the inaugural meeting in Germany to discuss the practical way of moving the research agenda forward for understanding legacies associated with the Paralympic Games. The aim is to further enhance the content of the technical guidance, assistance and monitoring with the organizing committees and host cities towards achieving the targeted legacies.
Western Sport Management student volunteers at Canada Olympic House in Sochi
Jesse Porter, a 3rd year Sport Management student, recently returned from volunteering for 2 weeks at Canada Olympic House at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Jesse shared her experiences of her travels, volunteer responsibilties, and firsthand chronicles of Sochi during the Games on her personal blog
Sport Management at Western hosted the Inaugural Ontario Sport Management Collective (OSMC) Symposium
Sport Management at Western hosted the Inaugural OSMC Symposium on February 7th, 2014. Forty graduate students and faculty from Brock, Ryerson, Waterloo, Western and Windsor attended the event which included breakout sessions focused on different research areas and a panel discussion of knowledge mobilization.
Richard Peddie, former President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment visits Western
On January 29th, 2014 the Western Sport Business Club, together with Dean Jim Weese, hosted "Richard Peddie: Lessons Learned from running the Leafs, Raptors, and TFC." Peddie shared his experiences working in the industry, his career, and spoke about his new book "Dream Job."
Dr. Misener is part of a team of researchers that recieved a $143,000 SSHRC Insight Grant.
Dr. Laura Misener and Co-Investigators Dr. David Legg (Mount Royal University), and Collaborator Dr. Gayle McPherson (University of West Scotland) received a $143,000 three-year SSHRC insight grant through the Sport Canada Research Participation Initiative. They will be examining how the hosting of different forms of sport events for persons with a disability are being leveraged to create opportunities for community participation, and influence community attitudes towards disability.
Dr. Doherty is part of a team of researchers that recieved a $115,000 SSHRC Insight Grant.
Professor Alison Doherty, and her co-investigators Dr. Katie Misener (Waterloo) and Prof. Russ Hoye (La Trobe), received a $115,000 three-year SSHRC Insight grant through the Sport Canada Sport Participation Research Initiative. They will be studying the role of volunteer social capital in the organizational capacity of community sport.
Shalini Krishnan (BA 2013) travels to Namibia with Commonwealth Games Canada (CGC)
Recent Western Graduate, Shalini Krishnan, accepted a position as a SportsWORKS Officer with the CGC. She will spend a year working in Namibia as a Capacity Support Officer with the Namibia National Olympic Committee. Follow along on her experience here.
Dr. Danylchuk's Sport Marketing Graduate Course recently visited the CBC Studios and Right to Play
Members of Dr. 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.
Dr. Misener is part of a team of researchers examining the legacy of Glascow 2014 and Toronto 2015.
Dr. Laura Misener partners 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. Read more...
Dr. Danylchuk recently attended the World Association for Sport Management (WASM)
Dr. Danylchuk recently returned from Aletheia University in Taipei, Taiwan where she participated in the WASM Executive Council, Board, and Annual General Meetings, held in conjunction with the third consecutive Global Sport Management Summit. An 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. Danylchuk's KIN 4498 welcomed students and professors from Amsterdam's 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 Nov. 5 - Nov. 10. The group participated in a series of lectures and took in the sights of London and Southwestern Ontario. See more...
Support for sport and physical activity in recent Throne Speech
We are pleased to see support for sport and physical activity in the recent Throne Speech by Governor General David Johnston (Oct 17, 2013). See the Sport Matters Group press release for more information.
Dr. Doherty takes over role of Editor of Sport Management Review as of Nov. 1, 2013.
Dr. 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.
Sport Management 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 Sept. 21, 2013, which included Western University, Victoria University (Melbourne) and the German Sports University (Cologne).
Dr. Schlesinger visiting Western Sport Management
Dr. Torsten Schlesinger from Bern University, Switzerland, is connected with the Sport Management program while visiting London and Western on an educational leave from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, 2013.
Western Alumni Research in the News
Western University at the 2013 North American Society for Sport Management
Western Sport Management was well represented at this year's NASSM conference in Austin, TX.
Dr. Doherty invited to lecture at the Russian International Olympic University
Dr. Alison Doherty will be traveling to Sochi, Russia prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics to offer a lecture series for the Russian International Olympic University.
Dr. Danylchuk elected Vice-President of WASM
Dr. Karen Danylchuk was elected Vice-President of the recently established World Association for Sport Management.
Sport Management Students Volunteer at ISU Worlds
Western's sport management students and faculty conducted Economic Assessment Surveys on behalf of the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance at the 2013 ISU World Championships held in London, ON.
Dr. Doherty and colleague Dr. Cuskelly awarded Best Paper at 2012 Academy of Management Meeting
Dr. P. Chelladurai awarded Honorary Doctor of Laws from Western
Dr. P. Chelladurai, Western Professor Emeritus, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Western at the Spring 2012 Convocation. The citation was read by Dr. Karen Danylchuk and “Chella” was hooded by Dr. Alison Doherty. Read more...
Dr. Alison Doherty was honoured at the 2012 North American Society for Sport Management conference in Seattle with the Dr. Earle F. Zeigler Lecture Award and the Dr. Garth Paton Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Doherty was a visiting lecturer at the Norwegian School of Sport Studies in April, 2012