Sixth International Conference on Sport and Society

  • 2015 Special Focus: Sport in the Americas
  • 30–31 July 2015
  • University of Toronto, Canada

At A Glance...

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

165+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Sixth International Conference on Sport and Society.

18

Countries represented.

2015 Special Focus: Sport in the Americas

This year’s conference will be held in parallel with the Pan-American Games. Often, “America” is taken to mean the United States, to the neglect of the other countries represented at the games. Accordingly, in addition to the general, international themes for the conference, this year’s area of special focus relates to the rise and development of sport in the Americas, with a particular focus on the Caribbean states, South America, and Central America. This is an under-researched area, which deserves deeper investigation. The Pan-American Games are in Toronto at the same time as the Sport and Society Conference, bringing people from the whole of the Americas to a single event. This provides an opportunity to open up to the rest of the academic world the vast array of research that is being undertaken by scholars of sport in the Caribbean, South America, and Central America.

Plenary Speakers

The Sixth International Conference on Sport and Society featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Janelle Joseph

Janelle Joseph

Ph.D., Institute of Technology, University of Ontario, Oshawa, Canada

"Sport, Capitalism, and Men of Colour: Changing the Game or More of the Same?"

Victor Matsudo

Victor Matsudo

Vice-President, ICSSPE - International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education, Germany

"Physical Activity Passport for Health"

Graduate Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2015 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Martin Barrett

Martin Barrett

University of Chester, UK

Sophy Chan

Sophy Chan

Queen's University, Canada

Dominic Cortis

Dominic Cortis

University of Leicester, UK

Yannick Kluch

Yannick Kluch

Bowling Green State University, US

Jenny Lendrum

Jenny Lendrum

Wayne State University, US

Stephanie Murphy

Stephanie Murphy

University of Arizona, US

Rodrigo de Vasconcellos Pieri

Rodrigo de Vasconcellos Pieri

Unisuam University, Brazil

Karl Manuel Veth

Karl Manuel Veth

King’s College, UK