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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 Devra Waldman traveled to Gurgaon, India to conduct an ethnography of sport-focused gated communities in the National Capital Region of India

Name: Devra Waldman Expected Graduation: December 2019 Degree: PhD Supervisor: Dr. Brian Wilson Hometown: Toronto, Ontario You are currently in India, can you tell us about the work/research you are doing? I’ve been in India for the last two months doing some research for my dissertation. I’m based primarily in Gurgaon (a suburb of Delhi) […]

PhD Student Liv Yoon explores environmental controversies surrounding the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games

PhD Student Liv Yoon explores environmental controversies surrounding the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games

Name: Liv Yoon Expected graduating year: December 2018 Degree: PhD Supervisor: Dr. Brian Wilson Hometown: Rothesay, New Brunswick / South Korea You just returned from a research trip to South Korea, what were you working on there? I was in South Korea for three months from March to May, 2017 to collect data for my […]

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, […]

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

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 […]