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Sport, Sex and Identity Symposium

March 30, 2016

U of T experts to discuss how sport shapes identity and reflects humanity

Toron­to, ON — How can sport act as a plat­form to pro­mote human rights and break down bar­ri­ers? How can it reflect and define our cul­tur­al iden­ti­ty and shape gen­der roles?

Join U of T’s Fac­ul­ty of Kine­si­ol­o­gy and Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion for Sport, Sex and Iden­ti­ty, a pub­lic sym­po­sium dis­cussing the impor­tance of equi­ty, diver­si­ty and inclu­sion in sport and phys­i­cal activ­i­ty.

Mark Tewks­bury, best known as an Olympic gold medal­ist, will lead the event and Keynote Speak­er Bruce Kidd will dis­cuss sex test­ing in com­pet­i­tive sport. Kidd will exam­ine the recent dis­crim­i­na­tion against Dutee Chand, a female sprint­er with nat­u­ral­ly high testos­terone lev­els, and her future at the Rio 2016 Olympics.


Mas­ter of Cer­e­mo­ny Mark Tewks­bury
Olympic Gold Medal­ist  |  Chef de Mis­sion, 2012 Sum­mer Olympic Games  |  Human­i­tar­i­an

Keynote Speak­er Bruce Kidd
Vice-Pres­i­dent and Prin­ci­pal Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Scar­bor­ough | Sport Pol­i­cy Advi­sor
The Ongo­ing Strug­gle Against Sex Test­ing: 2016

Mar­garet Mac­Neill, Michael Atkin­son and Car­o­line Fus­co

  • Media rep­re­sen­ta­tions and iden­ti­ty
  • Gen­der and iden­ti­ty issues in the lock­er room
  • Depres­sion and mas­culin­i­ty

WHEN: Wednes­day, April 6 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Isabel Bad­er The­atre, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to, 93 Charles Street West





Katie Bab­cock, Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Spe­cial­ist
Fac­ul­ty of Kine­si­ol­o­gy and Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
Tel: 416–278-6568