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Sport for Development & Peace
Apr 06, 2023 12:15 PM
Dr Simon Darnell
Sport for Development & Peace

Today is the  International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP),  Simon Darnell, Associate Professor, Sport for Development & Peace at the University of Toronto  is our guest speaker.

Simon C. Darnell is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Sport Policy Studies in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the relationship between sport and international development and peacebuilding efforts, the development implications of sports mega-events, and the place of social activism in the culture of sport. He previously was a lecturer in sport at Durham University's School of Applied Social Sciences. His books include Sport and Social Movements: From the Global to the Local (2014, with J. Harvey, J. Horne, P. Safai, and S. Courchesne-O'Neill), Sport for Development and Peace: A Critical Sociology (2012), and Race and Sport in Canada: Intersecting Inequalities (2012, ed. with J. Joseph and Y. Nakamura). Darnell holds a Ph.D. in physical education and health from the University of Toronto, as well as an M.A. and BHK from the University of British Columbia's School of Human Kinetics. He is a baseball and hockey coach, and a reader of science fiction.


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