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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?

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 […]