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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.

Gender equality leads to more Olympic medals for men and women

Gender equality leads to more Olympic medals for men and women

An examination of medal counts from the London 2012 and Sochi 2014 Olympic Games found that nations with greater gender equality had both men and women reach the podium more often

A passport to a greener future

A passport to a greener future

Check out the article on news.ubc.ca outlining some of the sustainability efforts being put together for the Special Olympics 2014 Summer Games

Invitational Forum: Paralympic Impacts & Legacies
See the survey instruments that were used to measure the impact of the 2008 Paralympic Games
Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

UBC School of Kinesiology’s Andrea Bundon and Paralympic skier Margarita Gorbounova bring the best out in each other at the Sochi Paralympic Games. Photo: Cross Country Canada

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Alternatives Journal: Call for Proposals

March 21, 2014 deadline to propose a story for special issue: Sport & Spectacle. Explore environmental values and the encouragement of more sustainable behaviour in modern sport. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Matt Dolf’s take on whether the Olympics can change our bad environmental habits

Matt Dolf’s take on whether the Olympics can change our bad environmental habits

Olympic Games need lasting environmental legacies to offset their massive carbon footprints, researchers say. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.