Brian presents on ‘Environmental Journalism and Sport’ at Chengdu Sport University

Brian gave a keynote talk at the ‘4th International Conference on Sport Communication at Chengdu Sport University’, Chengdu, China (July 12-14). His presentation, entitled ‘Sport and Environmental Journalism: Reflections on Coverage at Recent Sport Mega-Events,” drew on research Brian’s been conducting with UBC doctoral student Liv Yoon on how environmental issues around sport mega-events are being reported. For more information about the SSHRC Insight grant entitled “Fostering ‘Sport-for-Peace Journalism’ and a Role for Sociologists of Sport” that supported this research, visit:



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 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.