Symposium: Advancing Social Development Through Sport


This two-hour symposium will feature co-presentations by UBC faculty members, graduate students, and community partners on leading research being conducted in UBC’s Centre for Sport and Sustainability. The presentations will invite public dialogue on the role of sport as an agent for social development. The following CSS projects will be highlighted:


  • Robert Sparks, Professor & Director, School of Kinesiology & Director, Centre for Sport & Sustainability
  • Beth Haverkamp, Associate Dean, Graduate Programs & Research, Faculty of Education

Newcomer health and wellness projects: Promising inclusion practices

  • Wendy Frisby, Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology
  • Vida Sandoughdar, Leisure Access Counselor, North Vancouver Recreation Commission

Impacts of Mega-events: The Olympic Games Impact Study (OGI) and a critique of the triple bottom line applied to sport

  • Robert Vanwynsberghe, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education
  • Caitlin Pentifallo, PhD Student, School of Kinesiology

UBC Athletics & Recreation: Advancing environmental sustainability in university athletics to achieve social change

  • Matt Dolf, PhD Student, School of Kinesiology
  • Andrew Haas, Facilities Coordinator, UBC Athletics & Recreation

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