July 23, 2019
SSIRG members contribute to Western maintaining its strong position in QS World University Rankings in sports-related subjects.
July 11, 2019
SSIRG members Alison Doherty (PI), Lisa Fischer and Brendan Riggin have successfully teamed up with 12 other scholars and sport community stakeholders and received a $200,000 SSHRC Partnership Development Grant to develop an Integrated Model for Effective Youth Sport Concussion Management.
June 30, 2019
Canada's Sport 4 Life has announced its Long Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity framework 3.0.
June 04, 2019
David Howe, School of Kinesiology, has been appointed the first Frank Hayden Endowed Chair in Sport and Social Impact. The Chair was created at the initiative of Special Olympics Canada and the Faculty of Health Sciences.
June 01, 2019
SSIRG member Angela Schneider was recently a guest on CBC mid-day radio call-in show Ontario Today speaking about the Caster Semenya ruling by the IAAF and Court of Arbitration for Sport.
May 01, 2019
Offering a complex technical rationale, the Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected by majority the appeal by South African female runner Caster Semenya against the IAAF's "Regulations for Female Classification". If Semenya wants to enter IAAF's now "Restricted Classifications" events (400m to 1 mile races), she has to reduce her "natural testosterone level" to a new unnatural lower level through adherence to an alteration regime of at least 6 months duration that relies for example on "normal oral contraceptives."
March 07, 2019
At the invitation of the School of Health Studies, Ole Kassow, founder of the international organization, 'Cycling without age', will speak at Western University, on March 13, 6:00 pm. Location: HSB 40.
February 08, 2019
A new journal founded by SSIRG Phd student members Taylor McKee, Andrew Pettit, and Jared Walters is featured in the Western News.
January 29, 2019
Western News shines a spotlight on David Howe's work in the parasport research and advocacy space.
January 21, 2019
The School of Kinesiology at Western University seeks outstanding candidates for the Frank Hayden Endowed Chair in Sport and Social Impact.
January 16, 2019
The Coaching Association of Canda invites proposals for a review of literature on the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), and international coaching development programs, respectively.
January 15, 2019
The University of Toronto is seeking applications for two tenure-track positions in Critical Studies of Race or Indigeneity in Physical Activity &/or Sport, at the assistant and associate professor levels, respectively.
December 01, 2018
Several School of Kinesiology and SSIRG members attended the 'Limitless' Gala in support of the Special Olympics Movement.
November 14, 2018
The Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island invites applicants for a tenure-line faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in sports media and communication to begin fall 2019.
November 12, 2018
The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University invites all those interested in socio-cultural studies of sport and exercise to its annual day conference, held in the memory of Dr. Donald Macintosh.
October 22, 2018
Western's President Amit Chakma and Jayne Garland, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, have announced the Frank Hayden Endowed Chair in Sport and Social Impact.
October 02, 2018
The Symposium hosts led by Angela Schneider and Alison Doherty have been able to attract further panelists to the Symposium, including Professor Bruce Kidd and former Olympian Becky Scott.
September 13, 2018
SSIRG will be hosting an all-day symposium to showcase keynote speakers and expert panelists to present and provide in-depth discussion of problems and prospects in the area of sports and human rights in Canada.
July 25, 2018
SSIRG invites scholars and the interested public to its 'Canada 150 - Canada's Contribution to Social Impact and Human Rights in Sports,' on October 11, 2018.
July 16, 2018
The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon (UO) seeks to hire an Assistant Professor specializing in Race and Sport beginning Fall 2019.
May 30, 2018
Eight SSIRG members presented papers at the 2018 Annual Convention of the North American Society for Sport History, continuing Western's strong presence at the NASSH Convention. In addition, Bob Barney also served as session chair and as commentator.
May 22, 2018
A Faculty of Health Sciences Emerging Team Grant has been awarded to a multidisciplinary group of scholars with SSIRG to study “The Benefits of Sport Participation for Adults Aged 65+"
May 14, 2018
Brendan Riggin and Karen Danylchuk use Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative in sport to improve hockey fans’ health
May 10, 2018
Sport for Life's 2018-22 strategic plan focuses on increasing expertise and advancing quality sport and physical literacy for Indigenous populations, persons with a disability, women and girls, and newcomers to Canada.
May 07, 2018
The SSRHC- funded Social Impact and Human Rights in Sport project has hosted two outreach workshops, with two further workshops to follow.
May 07, 2018
The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport has presented an ambitious three-year plan for leading change for women and girls within the sport and physical activity system.
May 02, 2018
A concept inherent to Canadian sports is distance. In the face of the devastating tragedy of the Humboldt Broncos, the united efforts of Canadians from across the country, helped conquer distance.
April 13, 2018
As part of the Kinesiology Graduate Seminar, PhD Candidate Despina Kouali will deliver a graduate student presentation on the issue of "Examining Eudaimonic Well-being in Sport." The lecture is scheduled for Monday, April, 23, 2018, 12:30h, in room 2250, 3M Centre.
April 03, 2018
The last Kin Graduate Seminar will be on Monday, April 9th @ 12:30pm (2250-3M Centre). The topic is, “Hockey Fans in Training: A Multidisciplinary Approach to a Men’s Health Initiative”, with speakers Karen Danylchuk (EdD, Associate Dean in FHS), Rob Petrella (MD, PhD) and Brendan Riggin (Doctoral candidate)
March 15, 2018
The first SSHRC Connection workshop, hosted by Alison Doherty (SSIRG) and Jennifer Walinga (Royal Roads University), runs March 16, 12:30-16:30 PST. Live coverage of the Women and Gender Equity in Sport workshop is provided by Livestream.
March 08, 2018
The Paralympics open on Friday in Pyeongchang in what will be the largest winter Games to date. North Korea will make its debut, part of a wider cooling of tensions between North and South Korea.
March 07, 2018
The federal budget for 2018 includes an increase in the funding allocated to supporting Special Olympics Canada. The idea for the Special Olympics was developed by former professor Frank Hayden here at Western University.
March 05, 2018
The 2018 federal budget allocates $47.5 million to Indigenous sport development across 300 communities.
March 05, 2018
SSIRG applauds the Federal Government 2018 budget commitment to the pursuit of gender equity in sport.
February 16, 2018
Professor emeritus Bob Barney has followed an invitation to his alma mater, the University of New Mexico, sketching a group of "Portrait Profiles: Peerless Pioneers in UNM's History of Intercollegiate Athletics."
December 12, 2017
The True Sport Foundation offers a scholarship for the 2018-19 year across various sub-disciplines in Physical Education and Kinesiology.
November 28, 2017
Western University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of Sport/Physical Activity and Social Impact.
May 08, 2017
Professor Angela Schneider (PI) leads a team in the School of Kinesiology that has been awarded a SSHRC Connection Grant.
April 07, 2017
Alison Doherty’s co-edited text, Routledge Handbook of Theory in Sport Management, with Profs. George Cunningham (Texas A&M) and Janet Fink (UMass), was awarded the designation of 2016 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association.
April 06, 2017
SSIRG congragulates Laura Misener on her recent recognition as a Faculty Scholar for 2017-18 and 2018-19. There are a limited number of these awards and they recognize the complete scholar who has maintained an excellent record in teaching and research.
March 08, 2017
Ranked at #30, sports-related subjects topped two other Western subjects in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.