Call for Papers | The 15th Annual Macintosh Sociology of Sport Conference | 28 January 2017, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

This special conference is held annually in memory of Dr. Donald deFrayne Macintosh who passed away in 1994. He was a faculty member in the School of Kinseiology and Health Studies (formerly School of Physical and Health Education), from 1965 to 1994. He was appointed Director in 1965 and provided exceptional leadership for sixteen years before returning to teaching and research. Friends and colleagues at Queen's created a special fund to honour Dr. Macintosh, called the Donald Macintosh Memorial Visiting Scholar Fund, which is used to bring prominent scholars in the field of sociology of sport or sport policy to Queen's University to provide the keynote lecture at this one day event.
This special conference is held annually in memory of Dr. Donald deFrayne Macintosh who passed away in 1994. He was a faculty member in the School of Kinseiology and Health Studies (formerly School of Physical and Health Education), from 1965 to 1994. He was appointed Director in 1965 and provided exceptional leadership for sixteen years before returning to teaching and research. Friends and colleagues at Queen’s created a special fund to honour Dr. Macintosh, called the Donald Macintosh Memorial Visiting Scholar Fund, which is used to bring prominent scholars in the field of sociology of sport or sport policy to Queen’s University to provide the keynote lecture at this one day event.

The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University would like to invite all those interested in socio-cultural studies of sport and exercise to our annual day conference, held in the memory of our colleague Dr. Donald Macintosh.

The conference programme will consist of several sessions of graduate student presentations, a catered lunch, and the annual Donald Macintosh Memorial Lecture, which will be given this year by Audrey Giles, Associate Professor in the School of Human Kinetics, Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Giles received her BA and BPHE at Queen’s University and her PhD from the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta. She conducts community-based research with Aboriginal peoples in the provincial and territorial north of what is now known as Canada. Her two main areas of research are water and boating safety in the North and Aboriginal youth development programs. Dr. Giles’s recent projects have received funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Transport Canada, and Health Canada. She is a member of the Expert Advisory Committee for Parachute Canada, the national injury prevention body. Dr. Giles is a founding member of the Northwest Territories Aquatics Committee, a Board Member for the North American Society for the Sociology of Sport, and the Secretary/Treasurer for the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies.

Graduate students who would like to present their work at the conference should send a 250-word abstract or a proposal for a round-table discussion or poster to Mary Louise Adams (mla1@queensu.ca) by Monday, 19 December 2016. We are looking for presentations of works-in-progress, as well as presentations of completed research.

In selecting papers for the conference, priority will be given to students who submit independent research and who are first-time Macintosh presenters; second priority will be given to students who submit research as part of a faculty research team and who are first-time Macintosh presenters; third priority will be given to returning Macintosh presenters. All applicants will be given the option to present their research in the form of a poster.

Kingston is accessible by VIA rail or bus. It is a two hour and 45 minute drive from downtown Toronto or downtown Montreal. It is a two-hour drive from Ottawa and a one-hour drive from Watertown, New York. Registration fees are $30 for faculty and $20 for students.

For information or to add your name to our email list, please write to Jennifer Wigglesworth (12jcw4@queensu.ca).

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