Dr. Laura Misener and Kyle Rich spent some time recently conducting research at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Dr. Misener and colleagues Dr. Gayle McPherson and Dr. David McGillivray from the University of West Scotland conducted onsite observations during the Games. PhD Student Kyle Rich managed a team of surveyors who collected over 500 onsite surveys from spectators at parasport events about their attitudes towards disability and awareness of parasports. The team will be replicating the study in 2015 at the Toronto Pan/Parapan American Games.
A contigent of Western faculty and graduate students travelled to Glasgow, Scotland for the 2014 LSA Conference.
Drs. Alison Doherty and Laura Misener along with their doctoral students, Patti Millar and Kyle Rich, travelled to Glasgow, Scotland for the 2014 Leisure Studies Association Conference. In addition to the conference, they took in the sights and sounds of Glasgow, including a tour of the venues for the 2014 Commonwealth Games that are currently taking place in Glasgow.
Western Alumni, Deborah Bright-Brundle and Eva Havaris, bring a wealth of experience to their new roles.
Deborah Bright-Brundle (MA 1992) has been appointed Director of Athletics & Recreation at Trent University. She has served as President of the Abilities Centre in Whitby, Ontario and also spent 5 years as President of Special Olympics Canada. Eva Havaris (MA 2006) brings a wealth of experience from her past positions as high-performance and development manager at Rugby Canada and, more recently, as CEO of Taekwondo Canada to her new role as CEO of Equine Canada.
Doctoral candidate Patti Millar was elected as NASSM Student Representative for 2014-2015.
At the 2014 North American Society for Sport Management Conference in Pittsburgh (May 28-31), Patti Millar was elected to the NASSM Executive Council as the student representative for 2014-2015. She carries on somewhat of a tradition, following in the footsteps of Western Sport Management graduates who also served as the student representative - Eric MacIntosh (2005-2006) and Katie Misener (2007-2009).
Western's full contigent of faculty and five current graduate students attended the 2014 NASSM Conference in Pittsburgh, May 28-31, 2014.
Western was well-represented at the recent NASSM conference in Pittsburgh. A total of 17 presentations were given by faculty, students, and alumni. In between, the current students enjoyed a lunch hosted by Prof. and Dean Jim Weese.
Kellie Renwick, a Sport Management graduate (BA 2013) returns to Uganda with Gainline Africa.
Kellie Renwick is returning to Uganda to put what she has learned in Dr. Misener's Sport for Development courses to practice during a 2 1/2 week volunteer experience. Renwick joined Gainline Africa, which uses rugby as a tool for development in Africa's post-conflict communities, in 2012 and is now returning for a second volunteering experience. See more about her trip and fundraising efforts here.
Sport Management Graduate Students are taking part in exciting summer internships.
Several Sport Management graduate students are currently engaged in valuable sport management internships, including Mike Bratusa (Wasserman Media Group), Victoria Harris (2015 PanAm/ParaPan Am Games Organizing Committee), Victoria Niven (Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment), and Nicole Jacobs (Variety Village).
Justin O’Halloran, a 4th-year Sport Management Student, served as 'Guardian of the Memorial Cup.'
Sport Management undergrad student Justin O'Halloran played a key role at this year's Memorial Cup. As part of his fourth year field experience with CSTT Sport Management, Justin was responsible for developing and guarding the Cup on a community tour, which brought the Memoral Cup to various locations around London. Read more about Justin's experience here.
Daniel Nabben was named one of three winners of the 2014 SOGS Research Western Forum.
Sport Management Masters student Daniel Nabben (working with Dr. Laura Misener) was named one of three winners of the 2014 Society of Graduate Studies Research Western Forum, for his research on Sense of Community in Small Scale Charity Events in Jeju, Korea.
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 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 Sept. 21, 2013, which included Western University, Victoria University (Melbourne) and the German Sports University (Cologne).
Western Sport Management welcomed 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 on an educational leave from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, 2013.
Western Alumni Research featured in the News
Sport Management at Western 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 was invited to lecture at the Russian International Olympic University
Dr. Alison Doherty travelled 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