Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Changing? The Culture of Sport Hazing in the 21st Century-January 2018

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Changing? The Culture of Sport Hazing in the 21st Century-January 2018

Hazing is a complex issue that is entangled in the culture and tradition of Canadian University sport. Hazing is defined as an event created to establish a team’s social hierarchy by humiliating, degrading, abusing and/or endangering newcomers regardless of a person’s willingness to participate in order to reinforce their social status on the team. This…

Inclusion in the Field(s) of Dreams?

Inclusion in the Field(s) of Dreams?

The purpose of this project was to explore issues surrounding segregated sport for people with impairments and to address the question of whether or not segregated sport perpetuates inequity (Fay & Wolff, 2009). The specific objectives included: (1) Identifying the drawback and benefits of participation in segregated athlete training programs taking place in different settings;…

Risk Management for Sport Leaders

Risk Management for Sport Leaders

Risk management in sport was largely associated with helmets, crash mats, and course safety until 10 years ago when sport leader Dina Bell-Laroche, now a partner with the Sport Law & Strategy Group (SLSG), considered risk from a different angle. Bell-Laroche wondered if sport organizations would benefit from a comprehensive inquiry into assessing organizational risks…