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Research Centre for sport in Canadian Society
|Undergraduate Student Essay in Sports Studies Competition|
Each year, the RCSCS organizes a competition to reward the authors of outstanding essays or research papers in Canadian sport studies at the undergraduate level.
A cash prize of $400 is awarded to the author of the best paper in French and a prize of $400 is awarded to the author of the best paper in English.
The deadline for the next competition is May 1st 2013.
Amanda Heron from the University of Toronto is the recipient for the award for the 2012 competition, for her paper entitled: "A study of National and Provincial Sport Organizations’ Athlete Protection and Harassment Policies and Procedures".
|Canadian Sport Policy 2012|
The Research Centre is proud to announce that one of its members, professor Milena Parent, has recently been selected for membership on the new Canadian Sport Policy Implementation and Monitoring Work Group for the surveillance and implementation of the Canadian Sport Policy of 2012. As the name suggests, this group composed of experts and representatives from the Federal, Provincial and Territorials governments has the mandate of monitoring the initial and ongoing implementation of the new Canadian Sport Policy over the next ten years.
Professor John Barnes has donated part of his collections of sports law books to the Brian Dickson law library, which is situated on the fifth floor of Fauteux Hall. All members of the Centre are invited to visit the new section. For more information, visit the library's web page here.
|Building Sustainable Sport Programs for Aboriginal Youth|
In collaboration with the Right To Play Organization, as well as the Moose Cree, Sandy Lake and Wapekeka First Nations, a research team composed of four RCSCS members seeks to support program research, design, monitoring and evaluation and community engagmeent to ensure implementation of a successful community program in First Nation communities.
For more information regarding the University of Ottawa and Right To Play Partnership, click here for a two-page project summary and click here to see a PDF version of the poster presented at the Sport Canada conference last Fall.
Dear members and students of the Centre, please take note the details of the next two workshops:
Professor Audrey Giles is co-author of the book Aboriginal Peoples and Sport in Canada: Historical Foundations and Contemporary Issues. The book uses sport as a lens through which to examine Aboriginal peoples’ issues of individual and community health, gender and race relations, culture and colonialism, and self-determination and agency. In this ground-breaking volume, leading scholars offer a multidisciplinary perspective on how unequal power relations influence the ability of Aboriginal people in Canada to implement their own visions for sport. The diverse analyses illuminate how Aboriginal people employ sport as a venue through which to assert their cultural identities and find a positive space for themselves and upcoming generations in contemporary Canadian society. (Description from the publisher). For more information, click here.
Professor Milena Parent is co-author of the book Key Concepts in Sport Management that offers students a better understanding of both the theory and the practice of sport management, the sports industry and broader concerns for management, sports law and media and broadcasting. For more information, click here.