University of British Columbia

Sport & Society: Sport & Inclusion with Waneek Horn-Miller and guests

Fri Mar 05 2010 8pm
Telus Studio Theatre

Presented by the University of British Columbia

Sport and Inclusion: Are Major Sporting Events Inclusive of First Nations and Other Groups?

Aboriginal inclusion and participation in the Olympics have historically been ceremonial and cultural. Are there still bureaucratic, financial and social barriers preventing talented aboriginal athletes from participating in the Games? How do we overcome these barriers ? Waneek shares the story of her journey and how she helps others to achieve their own dreams through sport. A panel discussion with invited participants follows her presentation.

Waneek Horn-Miller is a former Olympic athlete, activist, speaker and television personality.

Tess Valerie Jerome was a member of Canada’s team at the 1959 Pan American Games where as a 15-year-old she placed 4th in the 100m. She was also a member of Canada’s 1960 Olympic and 1966 Commonwealth Games teams. After leaving competitive sport, Valerie continued to serve as a track and field coach and official as well as being very active in public life.

Other Sport and Society lectures in the series:

Feb. 8: Sport, Ethics and Technology
Feb. 12: Sport, Peace and Development
Mar. 10: Sport and Challenge
Mar. 13: Sport, Legacy and Sustainability

Sport and Society podcasts will be featured on starting on February 11, 2010 along with related polling questions and an online dialogue series.

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Fri Mar 5 2010 8pm
Telus Studio Theatre