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Kinesiology launches Speaker Series with Dr. Lucie Thibault of Brock University

conference.jpgThe School of Kinesiology kicked off the Colloquium Speaker Series on November 10, with Dr. Lucie Thibault of Brock University speaking on, "Winners and Losers in the Globalization of Sport: A Sport Management Perspective." Dr. Thibault is a distinguished professor who has developed a line of programmatic research on inter-organizational relationships in sport and the role of government in sport policy. About 120 students and faculty attended the event, held at Cowles Auditorium in the Humphrey Center. Dr. Thibault also facilitated a seminar for graduate students on November 11 titled, "Getting Involved: The Importance of Service in our Profession."

The Speaker Series is an initiative that the School of Kinesiology launched this year to provide an opportunity to learn about cutting-edge research from distinguished scholars; to promote multidisciplinary ideas and collaborations; and to develop a culture in which the School celebrates their mutual commitment to the study of physical activity and health in the broadest sense of the words.

The School of Kinesiology consists of multiple sub-disciplines, including sport management, movement science, exercise physiology, and social and behavioral science. All of these perspectives are critical to understanding the determinants and outcomes of human movement, physical activity behavior, and health outcomes. Over the course of the year, a distinguished speaker from each of these sub-disciplines will share their research and applications with students, faculty, and staff across the university as well as with interested community members.

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