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December 2015

Dr. Karen Danylchuk gives guest lectures in Seoul, South Korea Karen in Seoul.JPG

Dr. Karen Danylchuk was a guest speaker at the 20th anniversary conference of the Korean Society for Sport Management held at Yonsei University in Seoul.  

She also delivered a guest lecture to the Dream Together Master Program at Seoul National University. More details about the program can be found here.

November 2015

Dr. Karen Danylchuk part of International Consultation Team Karen in Netherlands.JPG

Dr. Karen Danylchuk was part of a consultation team invited by The Hague University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands.  They are working on the implementation of a new undergraduate International Sport Management program.

Western Faculty and students at the Canadian IMG_7591.JPGParalympic Congress
and Hall of Fame 

At the Congress, Dr. Laura Misener delivered an update on her research project, "Leveraging Parasport Events for Sustainable Community Participation," including data collected at the 2015 ParaPan American Games. Graduate students Rob Carlisi, Kylie Wasser, and Kyle Rich also volunteered at the event held in Ottawa. 

Prof. Alison Doherty attended the 21st Conference of Sport Management SMAANZ-logo-2013.jpgAssociation of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) 

At the conference held in Hobart, Tasmania, Professor Doherty delivered two presentations, and attended the SMAANZ Board meeting in her role as editor of the Sport Management Review

International Sport Management online course participants hosted at Western ISM Group.JPG

A contingent of 12 students and two professors from Johan Cruyff University in Amsterdam were hosted by Dr. Karen Danylchuk in mid-November. The students are enrolled in Dr. Danylchuk’s senior undergraduate International Sport Management online course.  The contingent had an opportunity to interact with their Western course peers, and take part in various cultural activities, including visiting the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in St. Mary’s (photo), Niagara Falls, a London Knights game, and the Yates Cup OUA Football Championship.

October 2015

Faculty and students attend the Sport Canada Research Initiative Conference Sport Canada logo.jpg

Drs. Alison Doherty and Laura Misener, and Doctoral candidate Kyle Rich, attended the Sport Canada Research Initiative Annual Conference in Gatineau, Quebec, held on October 29-30, 2015. The Conference is a forum for sharing research jointly funded by SSHRC and Sport Canada.

September 2015

Western Sport Management graduate student internships RugbyCanada women.jpg

Over the summer, Sport Management graduate students engaged in internships with Rugby Canada, Basketball Canada, Basketball World Toronto, and the Sport Management Program at Alethia University, Taiwan.

Details on the internship program are available here

Sport Management Faculty and Alumni presented at the 23rd
Congress of the European Association for Sport Management 

Drs. Alison Doherty, Karen Danylchuk, and Laura Misener, along with doctoral program alumni, Drs. Alanna Harman (Lock Haven), Katie Lebel (St. John's), and Katie Misener (Waterloo) presented at the European Association for Sport Management Congress in Dublin, Ireland.

EASM announces the establishment of the EASM Chelladurai Award in
honor of Western's Professor Emeritus 

At its recent congress in Dublin, Ireland, the European Association for Sport Management announced the establishment of the "EASM Chelladurai Award," named after Western Emeritus Professor "Chella" Chelladurai. The award recognizes outstanding scholarship and leadership in the field.

Additional details about the award and how to apply can be found here.

August 2015

Prof. Karen Danylchuk attended the WASM Board meetings 

Professor Karen Danylchuk recently attended the World Association for Sport Management (WASM) Board meetings in Langkawi, Malaysia in her capacity as Vice President of the Board. The meetings were held in conjunction with a National Workshop and the Asian Association for Sport Management Conference. Board members were actively involved in delivering presentations during the workshop and conference.

Mike Neely (Hon BA 2015) receives a Gold Medal at Graduation 

Congratulations go out to Mike Neely (Hon BA 2015), who received a Gold Medal from the School of Kinesiology at the summer Convocation.

After graduation, Mike has accepted a job working with the Sarnia Sting.

Prof. Jim Weese receives the Garth Paton Distinguished Service Award, and Dr. Laura Misener receives the Research Fellow Award at NASSM 2015 

Professor Jim Weese was honoured with the Garth Paton Distinguished Service Award, and Dr. Laura Misener was honoured with the Research Fellow Award at the North American Society for Sport Management 2015 Conference in Ottawa, ON.

June 2015

Western Faculty and graduate students attend NASSM 2015 

Western Sport Management was well represented at this year's North American Society for Sport Management conference held in Ottawa, ON. A total of 15 presentations were given by faculty, students, and alumni. Eric MacIntosh (PhD 2007) was a co-chair on the conference organizing committee, which put on an excellent conference.

Congratulations to Prof. Alison Doherty, Dr. Katie Misener (Waterloo; Western Alumni), and Dr. Torsten Schlesigner (Bern University; Western visiting scholar) for receiving the Dr. Janet B. Parks NASSM Research Grant ($3500).

May 2015

Western's Sport Management program featured in SportsXpress 

Western Sport Management undergraduate program was featured in the May/June 2015 issue of SportsXpress.

Click here to see the full feature (page 39).

April 2015

Sport Management students partake in the first KGSA Symposium 

The 1st Annual Kinesiology Graduate Student Association (KGSA) Symposium took place on April 24th, 2015.

Sport management graduate students, Robert Carlisi (MA 1st year), Ryan Clutterbuck (PhD 3rd year), Kylie Wasser (PhD 1st year), and "Team Misener" (comprising of four graduate and five undergraduate students) presented at the Symposium.

Graduate students and faculty attend the 12th annual Brock University Sport Management Colloquium 

On April 10th, 2015 five sport management graduate students and Professor Alison Doherty attended the Brock University Sport Management Colloquium.

Western students, Ryan Clutterbuck (Phd 3rd year), Stephanie Merino (MA 1st year) and Marian Agyei Gyamera (MA 1st year) presented at the Colloquium.

March 2015

Graduate students visit the Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am offices 

Graduate students in Professor Karen Danylchuk's Sport Marketing class visited the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am offices on March 30th to learn about the organizational structure and marketing of the upcoming Games.

They also visited the state-of-the-art CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatic and Field House on the University of Toronto - Scarborough campus, touted as the largest new venue for the Games and the largest investment in Canadian amateur sport history.

February 2015

Sport Management students learn about the parasport legacy of the 2015 Toronto Parapan Am Games 

On Friday February 27th, five students travelled with Dr. Laura Misener to the PanAm Municipal Forum to meet with members of municipalities involved in developing parasport legacy projects spurred by the hosting of the Toronto 2015 Games.

The students will continue to be involved by helping conduct evaluations of the legacy projects and storying the successes for parasport legacy of the Games.

Second Edition of "Managing People in Sport Organizations" is now available 

The 2nd edition of "Managing People in Sport Organizations: A Strategic Human Resource Management Perspective" is now available.

The textbook is co-authored by Proffesors Tracy Taylor, Alison Doherty, and Peter McGraw.

Dr. Laura Misener hosted a Knowledge Transfer event 

Along with her Collaborators, Dr. Gayle McPherson and Dr. David McGillivray from the University of the West of Scotland, and in partnership with Glasgow Life, a Carnegie Public Engagement event was held at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. During the event, Dr. Laura Misener discussed her research on leveraging parasport events for sustainable community participation.

The event was an opportunity for the various sectors to share their research results from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Click here to view the Storify, which provides a multi-media summary of the day including links to the presentations.

Prof. Alison Doherty invited to present at Temple University 

Professor Alison Doherty was invited to give two lectures at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University.

She presented "Best Practices in Academic Publishing" and "Organizational Aspects of Community Sport: A Research Program."

January 2015

Prof. Alison Doherty returns to Sochi to teach at the Russian International Olympic University 

Prof. Alison Doherty completed a week of teaching at the Russian International Olympic University in Sochi in late January 2015.

In her second year with the Masters of Sports Administration program, she engaged with 22 students from 14 countries around the world.

Graduate Program News 

Sport Management at Western has rebranded its Kinesiology master's and doctoral programs, and is pleased to offer an MA and PhD in the field of Management and Leadership.

Click here for more information.

Dr. Karen Danylchuk and Dr. Laura Misener receive promotions 

Sport Management at Western extends big congratulations to Dr. Karen Danylchuk for her recent promotion to Full Professor, and to Dr. Laura Misener for her recent promotion with tenure to Associate Professor.

Dr. Laura Misener presents at the 2015 Canadian Sport for Life Summit 

Dr. Laura Misener and Dr. David Legg presented the results stemming from data collected on the 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2015 Parapan American Games at the 2015 Canadian Sport for Life Summit in Ottawa. The results related to the ways in which these events are being leveraged to create opportunities throughout the Long Term Athlete Development pathways.

The 2014 Games in Glasgow, an integrated event for persons with disabilities lay a benchmark for leveraging parasports and lessons learned about how to better capitalize on Games' legacies.

Dr. Karen Danylchuk visits the NOC in Namibia 

Professor Karen Danylchuk, pictured with Shalini Krishnan, a former sport management student at Western, visited the National Olympic Committee (NOC) office in Windhoek, Namibia.

Shalini served as a Canadian SportWORKS Officer sent by Commonwealth Games Canada.