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CSS Hosting Climate Comeback Video Launch and Panel: October 10, 5:30-7:30pm, BC Hydro Theatre, CIRS Building

CSS Hosting Climate Comeback Video Launch and Panel: October 10, 5:30-7:30pm, BC Hydro Theatre, CIRS Building

  In light of the 2018 Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report that told us we have 12 (now 11) years to tackle the climate crisis, collective action is necessary now more than ever. This event is an attempt by UBC’s Climate Hub to promote such action, through their support of the development of […]

What is the Truth About Sport and Reconciliation? Community-Centered Sport, Decolonization and Indigenous Resurgence – September 24th at the UBC First Nations Longhouse

What is the Truth About Sport and Reconciliation? Community-Centered Sport, Decolonization and Indigenous Resurgence – September 24th at the UBC First Nations Longhouse

For many Indian Residential School survivors, sport was an important source of resilience against the otherwise traumatic conditions of the schools. Based on these experiences, sport has been identified as an important pathway to Indigenous resurgence, with five of the ninety-four Calls to Action emerging from the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission […]

“Running Free: Children’s Independent Mobility” – Documentary premiere and panel, September 18, 2019

“Running Free: Children’s Independent Mobility” – Documentary premiere and panel, September 18, 2019

Join us for the premiere screening of Running Free: Children’s Independent Mobility, a short documentary produced by Professor Guy Faulkner of UBC’s School of Kinesiology. Told through the eyes of three families, ‘Running Free’ explores the concept of children’s independent mobility, the benefits for children’s mental health, and challenges viewers to consider solutions to this […]

UBC CSS partners with UBC Sustainability Ambassadors Program — Applications open until Feb. 10th!

UBC CSS partners with UBC Sustainability Ambassadors Program — Applications open until Feb. 10th!

The UBC Centre for Sport and Sustainability is excited to announce that the Centre has partnered with the UBC Sustainability Ambassadors program. The Sustainability Ambassadors program is an initiative supported by the UBC Sustainability Initiatives’s (USI) Teaching, Learning & Student Engagement (TLSE) Office that is designed to provide students at both the undergraduate and graduate-level with […]

CSS Director, Brian Wilson, welcoming the NASSS audience and introducing the film

North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS) comes to Vancouver

From Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, scholars from around the globe converged in Vancouver for the 39th annual meeting of the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport and a number of emerging and established scholars with ties to the CSS shared their research with an international audience in attendance. On Thursday, November 1st, […]

‘Mount Gariwang: An Olympic Casualty’ — Trailer for CSS-supported documentary is here!

‘Mount Gariwang: An Olympic Casualty’ — Trailer for CSS-supported documentary is here!

‘Mount Gariwang: An Olympic Casualty‘ is a short documentary developed through a collaboration between Vancouver-based journalists and filmmakers Jordan Wade, David Gauthier and Connor Lang (see Jordan and Connor’s company Storyhero Media) — and Liv Yoon (doctoral candidate in UBC’s School of Kinesiology and Liu Scholar at the Liu Institute for Global Issues) and Brian Wilson […]

QRSE @ UBC, June 6-8 2018

QRSE @ UBC, June 6-8 2018

From June 6-8th, the University of British Columbia played host to the 6th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise. Over three days, sport scholars from around the world converged on our beautiful campus to share some of the latest qualitative research in the field. Among the highlights, Dr. Virginia Braun (Professor in […]

Level the Field, a collaboration between UBC and viaSport BC, receives federal funding to study disability inclusion in the B.C. sport sector.

Level the Field, a collaboration between UBC and viaSport BC, receives federal funding to study disability inclusion in the B.C. sport sector.

In partnership with viaSport BC, the UBC School of Kinesiology and UBC Recreation, Level the Field: Disability Inclusion in Sport explores the inclusion/exclusion of people with disabilities in the BC sport sector. The research team, which includes Dr. Andrea Bundon (PI) and Dr. Moss Norman, each from the School of Kinesiology and members of the […]

Event Recap: Athletes as Agents of Resistance and Change – November 29, 2017

Event Recap: Athletes as Agents of Resistance and Change – November 29, 2017

This event aimed to foster dialogue around the role of athletes as agents of social change, and sport as a platform for social change and explored questions like: when has athlete activism been most and least effective?