Welcome

Welcome to the Sport, Environment, Peace, Media website — a website associated with Professor Brian Wilson and students he works with in the Socio-Cultural area in the School of Kinesiology at The University of British Columbia. Featured on this website are overviews of collaborative projects that group members are working on (or have worked on), brief profiles of current and previous members of the research group, and an overview of Brian’s background and interests. The hope is that this information will be especially helpful for potential graduate students who are deciding whether to be in touch — and for those interested in the activities of our research group generally. For inquiries, you can contact Brian at brian.wilson@ubc.ca. Brian is also Director of the Centre for Sport and Sustainability (CSS) at UBC, and you are encouraged to visit the Centre’s website as well.

If you are interested in socio-cultural research in Kinesiology at UBC, you are also encouraged to visit websites for Andrea Bundon, Laura Hurd, Moss Norman, and Patricia Vertinsky.

Presentations at the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Conference (NASSS) — Devra, Jesse and Jeanette!

Well done Devra, Jeanette and Jesse  — on your successful presentations at NASSS, that took place November 6-9, 2019 in Virginia Beach, VA !

Here they are:

Devra Waldman, “Aiming for (the) ‘green’: (post)colonial and aesthetic politics and implications of the production of purified environments in the making of a golf-focused community in Gurgaon, India

Jeanette Steinmann, Brian Wilson, University of British Columbia, Lyndsay Hayhurst, York University, Mitchell McSweeney, York University — “Experiences of ‘safe space’: From a bicycle program to the road

Jesse Couture, “Reflections from the ‘Strava’sphere: Preliminary findings from an ethnographic study of a social network for athletes”