Media Releases

Commonwealth Games experts

September 27, 2010

The fol­low­ing is a list of Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to experts who can com­ment on a vari­ety of issues relat­ing to the 2010 Com­mon­wealth Games in India.

Inter­na­tion­al rela­tions
Inter­na­tion­al per­spec­tives on India

South­east Asia
Arne Kislenko
Adjunct Pro­fes­sor
Inter­na­tion­al Rela­tions Pro­gramme
Trin­i­ty Col­lege
Munk School of Glob­al Affairs
St. George
Office: 416–946-8973 or 416–979-5000 ext. 6206
Cell: 647–378-8710

Glob­al health
Malar­ia in India

Prab­hat Jha
Dal­la Lana School of Pub­lic Health
St. George
Office: 416–864-6042
Home: 416–482-9436

Nat­ur­al dis­as­ters

Andrew D. Miall
Depart­ment of Geol­o­gy
St. George
Office: 416–978-8841
Home: 416–236-9264
Cell: 647–588-6562

High risk sports
Social issues relat­ed to sports
Sport, pol­i­cy and pol­i­tics

Peter Don­nel­ly
Fac­ul­ty of Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion and Health
Office: 416–946-5071
Cell: 905–617-6020

Injury pre­ven­tion
Sports injuries

Charles H. Tator
Divi­sion of Neu­ro­surgery
Depart­ment of Surgery
Office: 416–603-5889
Cell: 647–680-4643

Issues relat­ing to inter­na­tion­al swim­ming com­pe­ti­tion
Byron Mac­Don­ald
Var­si­ty Blues swim­ming head coach
For­mer Olympic swim­ming coach
Expe­ri­enced TV com­men­ta­tor for swim­ming in the 2008 Olympics
Office: 416–978-7008
Home: 416–469-0719

Ath­letes’ rights and rela­tions with the media
Gen­der issues in sport

Mar­garet Mac­Neill
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Fac­ul­ty of Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion and Health
Col­lab­o­ra­tive Pro­gram in Wom­en’s Health
Dal­la Lana School of Pub­lic Health
Office: 416–978-0598
Home: 905–338-8400
Cell: 416–978-0598

Adver­tis­ing and mar­ket­ing
David Sober­man
Pro­fes­sor of Mar­ket­ing
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Office: 416–978-5445
Cell: 416–420-4876
French Cell phone: (use between Sep­tem­ber 27 and Octo­ber 5): 33–607225467
* Please note: Pro­fes­sor Sober­man is in France between Sep­tem­ber 27 and Octo­ber 5, so will be unavail­able for on-cam­era inter­views dur­ing that time. He is reach­able on his French cell phone dur­ing that peri­od.

Com­pet­i­tive sit­u­a­tions encoun­tered by elite ath­letes
Health and per­for­mance under extreme con­di­tions

Greg D. Wells
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ments of Anes­the­sia & Exer­cise Sci­ences
Cell: 416–710-4618

Sports med­i­cine
Howard A. Win­ston
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Fam­i­ly and Com­mu­ni­ty Med­i­cine
Office: 416–789-2476
Pager: 416–381-8495 (checks fre­quent­ly)
* Please note: Dr. Win­ston is unavail­able on Mon­days before 3:30 p.m.

Abuse and harass­ment in sport
Psy­cho­log­i­cal aspects of ath­let­ic injury
Psy­cho­log­i­cal aspects of sports, exer­cise and stress
Psy­cho­log­i­cal stress (ath­letes, coach­es and par­ents of ath­letes)
Psy­cho­log­i­cal stress in ath­letes
Stress and elite child ath­letes, retire­ment of elite ath­letes
Coach edu­ca­tion
Women in coach­ing
Youth in sport

Gretchen Kerr
Asso­ciate Dean
Fac­ul­ty of Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion and Health
Office: 416–978-6190
Cell: 519–939-6608

Ath­letes’ rights in sport
Cana­di­an sport his­to­ry
His­to­ry and pol­i­tics of sport and the Olympics
Human rights in sports

Bruce Kidd
Pro­fes­sor and Dean
Fac­ul­ty of Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion and Health
* Please note: Dean Kidd is in India for the Com­mon­wealth Games so he is not avail­able for on-cam­era inter­views, but can be reached by email to set up print and radio inter­views.

Issues relat­ing to gender/sexuality and inter­na­tion­al sport
Car­o­line Fus­co
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Fac­ul­ty of Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion and Health
Office: 416–946-7717 or 416–960-6054
Home: 416–960-5633

Clin­i­cal sports med­i­cine (clin­i­cal, nature, out­comes, reha­bil­i­ta­tion, and pre­ven­tion of injuries)
Con­cus­sion in sports
Dop­ing in sports

Doug Richards
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor; Med­ical Direc­tor, Mac­In­tosh Clin­ic
Fac­ul­ty of Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion and Health
Clin­ic: 416–978-4678
Office: 416–978-7377
Cell: 416–996-2830

Com­mu­ni­ty resis­tance to inter­na­tion­al sport­ing events
Neg­a­tive social and envi­ron­men­tal impacts of inter­na­tion­al sport­ing events

Helen Jef­fer­son Lenskyj
Pro­fes­sor Emeri­ta
Soci­ol­o­gy and Equi­ty Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion
Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion of the U of T
Fac­ul­ty of Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion and Health
Office: 416–978-0447
Cell: 647–206-9345

Stress and health
Work and stress

Scott Schie­man
Depart­ment of Soci­ol­o­gy
Office: 416–946-5905

Stress and anx­i­ety
Neil Alexan­der Rec­tor
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor; Psy­chol­o­gist & Research Sci­en­tist
Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try
Sun­ny­brook Insti­tute
Office: 416–480-6100 ext 2233
Cell: 416–432-4587

Pre­vent­ing burnout
Stress man­age­ment
Com­ple­men­tary med­i­cine
Trav­el for health

Mel Borins
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Fam­i­ly and Com­mu­ni­ty Med­i­cine
Office: 416–533-6488
Home: 416–782-4530

Flood analy­sis and man­age­ment
Flood­ing, drainage sys­tems, san­i­ta­tion

Bar­ry Adams
Civ­il Engi­neer­ing
St. George
Office: 416–946-0164

Build­ing sci­ence
Mois­ture-induced prob­lems in build­ings

Kim D. Press­nail
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Civ­il Engi­neer­ing
Divi­sion of Engi­neer­ing Sci­ence
St. George
Office: 416–978-1501
Home: 416–444-1897

Struc­tur­al design
Engi­neer­ing of build­ings

J. David Bow­ick
Adjunct Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
John H. Daniels Fac­ul­ty of Archi­tec­ture, Land­scape & Design
St. George
Office: 416–593-5300
Cell: 416–708-5083

Con­struc­tion man­age­ment
Bren­da McCabe
Civ­il Engi­neer­ing
St. George
Office: 416–946-3505

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