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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?

Andrea Bundon awarded Silver Medal in the poster competition at VISTA

Andrea Bundon awarded Silver Medal in the poster competition at VISTA

In late September 2017, Dr. Andrea Bundon received the silver medal in the poster competition at the VISTA conference in Toronto.

PhD Student Devra Waldman traveled to Gurgaon, India to conduct an ethnography of sport-focused gated communities in the National Capital Region of India
PhD Student Liv Yoon explores environmental controversies surrounding the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games
Brian Wilson presents on ‘Environmental Journalism and Sport’ at Chengdu Sport University

Brian Wilson presents on ‘Environmental Journalism and Sport’ at Chengdu Sport University

CSS Director Brian Wilson gave a keynote talk at the ‘4th International Conference on Sport Communication at Chengdu Sport University’, Chengdu, China (July 12-14). His presentation, entitled ‘Sport and Environmental Journalism: Reflections on Coverage at Recent Sport Mega-Events,” drew on research Brian’s been conducting with UBC doctoral student Liv Yoon on how environmental issues around […]

USA's Dustin Johnson tees off the 18th during day one of The Open Championship 2015 at St Andrews, Fife.

Eco-friendly golf means not worrying if the grass is greener on the other course

Dr. Brian Wilson (Professor, School of Kinesiology at UBC) and Dr. Brad Millington (Lecturer, Department of Health at University of Bath and former M.A. and Ph.D. graduate of UBC School of Kinesiology) discuss the “greening of golf” in The Conversation. Their research is summarized in The Greening of Golf: Sport, Globalization and the Environment (2016, […]

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Paid internship opportunity with World DanceSport Federation

Call for Applications – UBC Sustainability Scholars Fall 2015 (Paid Internship) World DanceSport Federation Project: Developing a Sustainability Programme or Plan for the World DanceSport Federation In collaboration with both on- and off-campus sustainability partners, the UBC Sustainability Initiative (USI) is pleased to offer UBC graduate students the opportunity to work in funded sustainability internship projects. […]

Vista 2015: “Securing the future for young para-athletes”

Vista 2015: “Securing the future for young para-athletes”

Oct 7-10, 2015 Objectives To provide a forum for exchange on current information, research and expertise related to Paralympic Sport and the Paralympic Movement. To enhance and promote cross-disciplinary professional interaction among sport scientists, coaches, athletes and sport administrator Target Audience Sports scientists and researchers, classifiers, coaches/trainers, sports administrators and athletes Where AC Hotel Palau […]

Find out more about an internship opportunity with the CSS and UBC Athletics & Recreation

Paid internship opportunity with the CSS and UBC Athletics & Recreation

Through the UBC Sustainability Scholars program, we are seeking a graduate student to work on a project with the Sport Hosting Vancouver partnership, developing an evaluation framework for the economic and social impact of sport hosting in Vancouver. Sport Hosting Vancouver is a partnership between UBC, the City of Vancouver, the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association, Tourism Vancouver and PavCo. […]

Special Olympics 2014 Summer Games Accessibility Assessment

Special Olympics 2014 Summer Games Accessibility Assessment

The venues used at the Vancouver 2014 Games were assessed for accessibility using Planat. This report provides a summary of each venue along with recommendations.