Sunday, October 29, 2006



Research Centre for Sport in Canadian Society (RCSCS)
University of Ottawa, Canada

(version française plus bas)

The RCSCS is proud to announce the winner of the 2006 Undergraduate Student Essay Competition in Sports Studies. Among the eight excellent papers received, the winning paper is:

Benjamin Tollestrup, University of Lethbridge. Gramsci and the Possibility of Counter-hegemonic Running Clubs.

In addition to receiving $400 from the RCSCS, Mr. Tollestrup’s paper will be posted on the RCSCS web site:

The RCSCS takes this opportunity to launch the



Each year, the Centre gives out two prizes of $400 each for the best undergraduate essays in Sport Studies. Normally, one award will be given for the best essay in French and one award for the best essay in English.

The names of the winners are posted on the Centre’s web site and are communicated to the Listserv of several North American scientific societies. Finally, the winners will receive a certificate issued by the Centre and the essays will get posted on the Centre’s web page.

The essays of approximately twenty to thirty pages in length and focus on an issue connected to sport in Canadian society. More precisely, the essays can tackle social, managerial, economic, cultural, historical, ethical or philosophical sport issues.


- Promote student interest for Sport Studies.

- Promote the image of Sport Studies in Canadian universities.

- Encourage undergraduate students to enrol in graduate studies in Sport studies, most preferably in a Canadian university.


The contest is primarily aimed at students registered in Canadian universities in programs such as Human Kinetics, Canadian studies, Women’s studies, as well as in the social sciences and humanities. Students registered in non-Canadian universities are also eligible, as long as the essay is on a Canadian subject.


- Thursday, May 31st 2007

- The essay can be submitted by mail in the form of a printed copy (accompanied by a CD-Rom) or by e-mail (the attachment has to be in Word (.doc) format). The submission must be emailed or mailed by the day of the deadline at the latest (the post office stamp serving as proof).

- The winners will be chosen in late June and will be made public in September 2007.



Centre de recherche sur le sport dans la société canadienne (CRSSC) Université d’Ottawa, Canada

Le Centre de recherche sur le sport dans la société canadienne (CRSSC) est fier d’annoncer le gagnant du Prix étudiant de premier cycle en Études du sport au Canada 2006:

Benjamin Tollestrup, University of Lethbridge. Gramsci and the Possibility of Counter-hegemonic Running Clubs.

En plus du prix de $400, l’essai de M. Tollestrup va être affiché sur le site du CRSSC:

Le CRSSC profite de cette occasion pour lancer le concours



Chaque année, le Centre offre deux prix de $400 chacun pour les meilleurs essais de premier cycle en Études du sport. Normalement, seront alloués un prix pour le meilleur essai en français et un prix pour le meilleur essai en anglais. En outre, les noms des gagnants sont affichés sur le site web du Centre et sont acheminés aux listes d’envois de diverses sociétés scientifiques nord-américaines et de la francophonie pour diffusion.

Finalement, les récipiendaires des prix recevront un certificat du Centre et les essais seront affichés sur le site web du Centre.

Les essais de vingt à trente pages doivent porter sur une question relative au sport dans la société canadienne. Plus précisément, les essais peuvent portent sur les aspects sociaux, administratifs, économiques, culturels, historiques, éthiques ou philosophiques du sport.


- Promouvoir l’intérêt des étudiants à l’égard des études du sport

- Promouvoir l’image des études du sport dans les universités canadiennes

- Inciter les étudiants de premier cycle à entreprendre des études supérieures en Études du sport, de préférence dans une université canadienne.


Le concours s’adresse surtout aux étudiants inscrits dans des universités canadiennes en sciences de l’activité physique, en études canadiennes, en études des femmes, dans les disciplines des sciences sociales ou dans toute autre discipline apparentée. Les étudiants inscrits dans des universités étrangères sont aussi éligibles, dans la mesure où l’essai porte sur le Canada.


- Le jeudi, 31 mai 2007

- L’essai peut être envoyé par envoi postal (copie papier accompagnée d’un CD-Rom contenant la version électronique) ou par courrier électronique (l’attaché doit être en format Word .doc). L’essai doit être transmis électroniquement ou mis à la poste au plus tard le jour de la date d’échéance (le timbre poste en faisant foi).

- Les gagnants seront déterminés en juin et rendus publics en septembre 2007.

Milena Parent, Directrice intérimaire
Centre de recherche sur le sport dans la société canadienne
École des sciences de l'activité physique Université d'Ottawa
C.P. 450, Succursale A
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
Tél: 613-562-5800 poste 2984
Fax: 613-562-5149

Milena Parent, Interim Director
Research Centre for Sport in Canadian Society
School of Human Kinetics
University of Ottawa
P.O. Box 450, Stn A
Ottawa. Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5
Tel: 613-562-5800 ext. 2984
Fax: 613-562-5149

Saturday, October 28, 2006

JOB: CSU, Chico

Assistant Professor Position in
Psychological/Sociological Kinesiology
Department of Kinesiology

The Position: Assistant Professor – Tenure Track probationary appointment in the Department of Kinesiology, area of specialty in Psychological or Sociological Kinesiology.

Effective Date: August 2007

As a university that educates students of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, wevalue a diverse faculty and staff. CSU, Chico welcomes applicants who are knowledgeable about and interested in working within a cross-cultural learning environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Psychological or Sociological Kinesiology or related field. Candidates nearing completion of the doctorate may be considered; however, the doctorate must be completed by the end of the first probationary year. Ability to teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in Psychological and/or Sociological Kinesiology. Evidence of research and publication commensurate with academic experience.Knowledge and application of instructional technology.

Preferred/Desirable Qualifications:

Evidence of successful teaching experience in Psychological and/or Sociological Kinesiology.
Evidence of a current scholarly agenda.
Experience in applying scholarly interests in practical settings.
Participation in relevant professional organizations.
Ability to teach a writing-proficiency course.
Ability to communicate and work effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community.
Expertise or interest in the mind-body relationship.
Experience or interest in acquiring grants.


This tenure track position carries responsibilities in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service.
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Psychological and/or Sociological Kinesiology.
Develop an area of scholarship leading to publications and presentations.
Advise graduate students and serve on master’s committees.
Engage in curriculum development and faculty governance.
Work cooperatively with faculty and contribute to the goals of the department/university.

Teaching assignments are dependent upon the needs of the Department and the background of the individual.


Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank.

The Department:

The department consists of 19 faculty members, a permanent pool of part-time and volunteer faculty, and several teaching assistants. Currently, the Department of Kinesiology has over 400 students majoring in Physical Education Teacher Education, Exercise Physiology, and Movement Studies. The Department also services Elementary Teacher Education majors and provides a complete Lifetime Activities Program for the University’s diverse population. Department faculty continually strive to enhance student-centered learning, integrate technology in learning and teaching, publish scholarly articles and books, and participate in professional meetings. A primary objective of the University is to appoint faculty who effectively interact with all sectors of our culturally, socially, and nationally diverse student population. We value a diverse faculty and seek to create as diverse a pool of candidates as possible.

Closing Date:

Review of applications will begin December 8, 2006. Applications received after that date may be considered.

How to Apply:

Please submit a letter of interest; 3 letters of recommendation; a complete and current curriculum vitae including names, addresses and telephone numbers of 3 additional references; and the Academic Employment Application to:

Dr. Jackie Hudson

The University
California State University, Chico is a fully accredited, state-supported member of a 24-campus CSU system. The university is a residential campus serving a diverse student body of approximately 16,000.

Founded in 1887, CSU, Chico offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the Colleges of Behavioral and Social Sciences; Communication and Education; Computer Science, Engineering and Technology; Humanities and Fine Arts; Natural Sciences; Business; and, Agriculture.

As a comprehensive university serving Northern California and other regions nationally and internationally, our first priority is the education of our students. We support the exploration of knowledge, the integration of ideas, the connecting of thought to action, and the inspiring of students. (Excerpted from the Mission Statement, 2003-2005, University Catalog.)

The Community
With a population of nearly 100,000, Chico is located in the Sacramento Valley near the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. It is 180 miles northeast of San Francisco and 90 miles north of Sacramento and offers a reasonable cost of living compared to metropolitan areas.

Chico retains the charm of a small town while offering excellent medical services, public and private schools, and many cultural and recreational activities. The city’s Bidwell Park, second largest municipal park west of the Mississippi, extends from the city center along a creek deep into the foothills and surrounding canyons.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

SYMPOSIUM: Thinking through the Games

University of British Columbia
School of Human Kinetics

Thinking through the Games: Legacies, Communities and Inclusion:
Reflections on the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games in Vancouver in 2010

The Liu Institute for Global Issues
University of British Columbia
November 1, 2006


Wednesday November 1, 2006

9- 9.15am WELCOME
University Dignitaries – Brian Sullivan – Vice President Students
Rob Tierney, Dean of Education
Bob Sparks, Director, School of Human Kinetics

9.15- 9.45am LEGACIES
Presider: Bob Sparkes, Director, School of Human Kinetics
Speaker: Marion Lay, President, 2010 Legacies Now.
The 2010 Legacy - The Promise of Legacies Now

9.45- 10.15
Presider: Patricia Vertinsky, School of Human Kinetics
Speaker: Larry Gerlach, Professor of History, University of Utah, USA (editor of Winter Olympics: From Chamonix to Salt Lake City)
Salt Lake City – Legacies of the 2002 Winter Olympics

10.15 -10.45 am
Presider: Wendy Frisby, School of Human Kinetics
Speaker: Cathy Priestner-Allinger, Executive Vice-President, Sport, Paralympic Games and Venue Management, Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC).
Vancouver 2010 –Canada’s Games

10.45-11 am COFFEE/TEA BREAK

11 -11.30 am Presider: Stephen Ward, School of Journalism
Speaker : Gertrud Pfister, Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark and President of the International Sport Sociology Association.

Media Legacies : The role of gender and nationality in Olympic coverage of the media

11.30-12.00 pm
Presider: Elvin Wyly, Department of Geography
Speaker:Ann Duffy, Program Director, Sustainability, VANOC.
Creating Sustainability Outcomes in the Planning, Convening and Legacy of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

12.00- 12.30
Presider: Theresa Jantzen, Development Officer, UBC Athletics.
Athletes Panel:
Speakers: Tricia C.M.Smith, Barnescraig and Associates, Brian Johns and Ashley McGhee.

12.30- 1.30pm LUNCH
(Students Poster Session – Right to Play)

Presider: Bob Sparkes, Director, School of Human Kinetics
Speaker: Bruce Kidd, Dean, Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto
Advancing Social Justice through the Olympic Movement

2.00 – 2.30 pm
Presider: Brian Wilson, School of Human Kinetics
Speaker: Rob Van Wynsberghe, Assistant Professor, School of Human Kinetics, University British Columbia
Building Community – University Partnerships and the 2010 Olympics

Presider: Nikki Hodges, School of Human Kinetics
Speaker: Katherine Ringrose, Legacies Now
Community Legacies: Aboriginals and Inner City Youth

3.00- 3.30pm
Presider: David Sanderson, School of Human Kinetics
Carla Qualtrough, Director of Sport Tourism and Inclusion, Legacies Now 2010.
Disability, Inclusion, Equity and the Promise of the Paralympics

3.30- 4.00pm
Presider: Patricia Vertinsky, School of Human Kinetics
Discussion of Richard Cashman’s ‘The Bitter-Sweet Awakening: The Legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games’ (2006)
followed by audience questions to presenters / discussion on the development of research initiatives around Olympic legacies and social justice issues.

4 – 4.30PM RECEPTION HOSTED BY UBC – Office of the Vice-President Students


• The Liu Institute for Global Issues multipurpose area can accommodate up to 150 theatre-style.
• The audience includes international sport sociologists attending the North American Sociology of Sport conference, UBC faculty and students, invitees from other colleges and universities in BC.
• The conference is organized and hosted by the School of Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia and supported by the office of the Vic-President Students
• Registration is free but seating is limited – please email to register.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

JOB: University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut
Neag School of Education
Department of Kinesiology
Sport Management Faculty Member
Open Rank

The Department of Kinesiology is seeking a candidate for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Sport Management beginning August 2007 with rank to be determined based upon qualifications. The successful candidate will have an established national reputation for research in sport management, along with a record of quality teaching and service.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate with specialization in Sport Management. Candidates must have demonstrated success in conducting research, in student advising, and in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. The successful candidate will have a strong research record of presentations, publications in refereed journals and pursuit of extramural funding. In particular, the program seeks applicants who take a critical approach to and/or use a sociological basis for their research in sport management. Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate students and develop strong professional relationships with university faculty and staff.

Responsibilities: The applicant should be well prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the following areas: law, finance, marketing, sponsorship, communications, facilities management, and research methods. Additional responsibilities will include: maintain a well developed systematic line of research and publication, actively pursue funding for research, undergraduate and graduate program administration, advise undergraduate and graduate students in sport management, establish working relationships with related programs and organizations both on and off campus, and actively pursue interdisciplinary research and collaborative research within the program.

About UCONN: The University of Connecticut recently completed (1996-2005) a one billion, ten-year construction and redevelopment of the academic buildings, dormitories, and athletic facilities. The state legislature has since approved a “second phase of development” that will bring another 1.3 billion dollars to the university from 2006-2015. The campus is located on 3,100 rural acres in and around Storrs. It is comprised of 120 major buildings and presently accommodates 11,500 undergraduates and 6,000 graduate students. There are many cultural and recreational opportunities on campus and in the surrounding area. Storrs lies within easy commute of large metropolitan areas such as Boston (1.5 hours), Hartford (.5 hours), and New York City (2 hours). Its proximity to the ocean (1 hour) and mountains of New Hampshire (2 hours) offers outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities.

Salary: Competitive

Rank: To be determined based upon qualifications

Application Procedure: Deadline for applications is November 1, 2006. Interested candidates should provide (i) a detailed cover letter, (ii) a complete and current curriculum vitae, (iii) samples of scholarly writing and teaching evaluations, and (iv) three letters of professional reference to: Jennifer E. Bruening, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, Department of Kinesiology, University of Connecticut, 2095 Hillside Road, U-1110, Storrs, CT, 06269-1110